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Fox makes Chinese content commitment

Scripted-logo-460_2Zubin GandeviaFox’s international production and Asian divisions are teaming to produce Chinese-language content in a major programming initiative.

Fox International Productions and Fox Networks Group Asia said they will make Chinese TV series, miniseries and films. The pair said they will become the “go-to platform for local creative talent to work with in creating high quality content for audiences in China and around the world”.

The collaboration will see Fox work up new content for TV and film, and remake of existing Fox titles in Chinese. The first projecys will enter production in 2017.

Tomas Jegeus, president of Fox International Productions, said: “FIP joining forces with Fox Networks Group Asia will now solidly position us as a go-to, one-stop shop for our local partners, and amongst the creative community overall in the region.”

Zubin Gandevia, president of Fox Networks Group Asia added: “There is an appetite for high quality Chinese-language content and FNG, through our well established and renowned Chinese movies channel brand SCM, is perfectly placed to drive positive developments in this area.

“There is so much talent in Asia and so much potential in Chinese and Asia film and TV making. We look forward to working with FIP to help shine an international spotlight on Chinese content and see the genre gain the recognition and status it deserves.”