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FIC To Co-Produce Chinese Film With NCN

HONG KONG & SOUTHEAST ASIA – FOX International Channels, Asia’s leading pay TV network, announced today that it has partnered with New Classics Media (NCM), a China-based film and television company, to co-produce the film Go Lala Go 2. The film is the network’s first production collaboration with NCM and will be released simultaneously in China and the Asia-Pacific region this coming December.

This is the second collaboration of FIC and NCM, following the network’s broadcast and distribution earlier this year of the highly successful TV series Tiger Mom, which was produced by NCM. To date, FIC has produced more than 70 hours of Chinese original scripted content, including films such as Ah Boys to Men 3, SARA, Full Strike, and 1965, and is developing several premium movies mini-series across Asia.

The co-production of Go Lala Go 2 marks the development of closer cooperation between the two companies, which are looking to leverage their respective expertise to target audiences in China with high-quality content. NCM has produced a number of hits this year such as the films Jian Bing Man and Goodbye Mr. Loser, with total outstanding box office of over USD 400 million in China while also gradually being released in other countries and regions, garnering increasing attention from foreign media and peers.

Joon Lee, EVP of North Asia and Head of Original Production Mainland China at FOX International Channels, said: "We are very pleased with the opportunity to work with NCM, one of the most creative production house in China. We are particularly grateful to work with NCM to both co-produce and distribute Go Lala Go 2. This collaboration is definitely a good foundation for both parties to engage a step further in the Chinese movie business. With our huge success previously on Tiger Mom, we are looking forward to building a long term partnership with NCM to significantly increase our original Chinese content production, providing more choices to our Chinese viewers across the globe.”

Mr. Cao Huayi, chairman of NCM, said, “Go Lala Go 2, based on a well-known novel, Du’s series, is a romantic drama that covers the different stages of the life of modern woman Du Lala and her adventures in her career. We have a very strong and international creative team working on this project, including talents from several countries such as Taiwan, Hong Kong and France. We are very honored to collaborate with FOX International Channels, which allows us more opportunities for the film to be released simultaneously overseas. Through this collaboration, we will gain access to markets worldwide through FIC’s global presence as well as the opportunity to leverage the network’s extensive international broadcasting, packaging and marketing experience, allowing the film to reach more audiences in more markets. We also believe that Go Lala Go 2 will help build a more consistent and closer partnership between FIC and NCM, and lead the charge in pushing forward this wave of Chinese content to reach more audiences.”

Go Lala Go 2 will be released in China, Singapore, North America, Australia and New Zealand on December 4, Hong Kong and Macau on December 10, and Taiwan on December 11 this year. It will later be available exclusively on FIC’s leading Chinese movies channel, SCM (STAR Chinese Movies) linear, VOD and online catch-up service (SCM Play) in Asia Pacific and North America.

Source: Fox International Channels