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Exclusive: Former WestEnd Films sales director relocates to Beijing.
Based in Beijing, Liao will report to Jo Yan, managing director and evp of Universal China and London-based Jj Lousberg, vice president, international production, Upip.
Liao will be responsible for sourcing, securing, and managing local and international development projects for coproduction, as well as for acquisitions.
During her five-year tenure at WestEnd Liao worked on titles including Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, Oscar-nominated titles Song Of The Sea, Footnote and Albert Nobbs and Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman.
The fluent Mandarin and English speaker was selected as a BFI official representative for the UK film industry trip to Beijing in 2014 and Shanghai in 2015.
Liao told Screen: “I’m thrilled to join Universal and to move to Beijing – a place I spent some of my early years and visited »
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New year, same problems. As part of their preview of their 2016 movie preview (preview-ception!) released this photo released of the casts from Fox’s ‘X-Men’ universe taken by Sarah Dunn at Sdcc last year and augmented by illustrator John Royle. Actors from “X-Men Apocalypse,” “Deadpool,” “Gambit,” and the untitled Wolverine sequel were all on display. Well, not everyone. Some Very key players were missing. And the Internet noticed…immediately. Image Credit: 20th Century Fox/Empire Magazine Do you see it? Do you see who’s missing? The young mutants, including Storm (Alexandria Shipp), Jubilee (Lana Condor), are nowhere to be seen. Considering the microscope Hollywood has been under over diversity — or lack thereof — in recent years, it seems a gross misstep to remove two WoC (Women of Color) from the group shot. But wait, it gets weirder. With Twitter questioning just how this happened, eagle-eyed user TASK1ne noticed something very familiar about this photo. »
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