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Rupert Murdoch Divorce: How Wendi Deng Went Hollywood

Rupert Murdoch Divorce: How Wendi Deng Went Hollywood
Taking her husband by the elbow, Wendi Deng Murdoch gently nudged Rupert Murdoch toward photographers at this year’s Oscars. It was the end of the red carpet, and the News Corp. chairman and CEO was anxious to get to his seat. But Wendi Murdoch, who towers over Rupert Murdoch even without the stilettos she was wearing, deftly ushered him toward the cameras, one of the many examples of the small, quiet influence she has wielded over the media mogul who is 38 years her senior at age 82.

See Also: Rupert Murdoch Files for Divorce

But Wendi Murdoch, who married the News Corp. topper in 1999 after emigrating from China at age 19, has more recently broken away from her husband to venture into entertainment. She got her media start at former News Corp. subsidiary Star TV, but quit her post with the conglom before marrying Rupert Murdoch.

In 2011, she produced the feature
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Rupert Murdoch Divorce: How Wendi Deng Went Hollywood

Rupert Murdoch Divorce: How Wendi Deng Went Hollywood
Taking her husband by the elbow, Wendi Deng Murdoch gently nudged Rupert Murdoch toward photographers at this year’s Oscars. It was the end of the red carpet, and the News Corp. chairman and CEO was anxious to get to his seat. But Wendi Murdoch, who towers over Rupert Murdoch even without the stilettos she was wearing, deftly ushered him toward the cameras, one of the many examples of the small, quiet influence she has wielded over the media mogul who is 38 years her senior at age 82.

See Also: Rupert Murdoch Files for Divorce

But Wendi Murdoch, who married the News Corp. topper in 1999 after emigrating from China at age 19, has more recently broken away from her husband to venture into entertainment. She got her media start at former News Corp. subsidiary Star TV, but quit her post with the conglom before marrying Rupert Murdoch.

In 2011, she produced the feature
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Sony Pictures to send out Journey Of A Thousand Miles from Wendy Murdoch

Wendy Murdoch's sophomore film as producer close to landing at Sony Journey of a Thousand Miles is based on the memoir by Lang Lang, chronicling his climb to become the top pianist as well as the challenges he faced within the Chinese culture as well as his family. This marks the second film from Murdoch and producer Florence Sloan after 2011's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, which Fox Searchlight Pictutres distributed. That film starred Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun, Vivian Wu and also included Hugh Jackman. Pic earned $1.3 million domestically, but overseas, it made over $10 million.
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Sony Pictures to send out Journey Of A Thousand Miles from Wendy Murdoch

Wendy Murdoch's sophomore film as producer close to landing at Sony Journey of a Thousand Miles is based on the memoir by Lang Lang, chronicling his climb to become the top pianist as well as the challenges he faced within the Chinese culture as well as his family. This marks the second film from Murdoch and producer Florence Sloan after 2011's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, which Fox Searchlight Pictutres distributed. That film starred Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun, Vivian Wu and also included Hugh Jackman. Pic earned $1.3 million domestically, but overseas, it made over $10 million.
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Can cinema help China tackle 4,000 years of history?

From Zhang Yimou to Wayne Wang and Ang Lee, film-makers are playing a key part in reshaping China's relationship with its past

If history could be converted into stock options, China would have plenty to cash in: more than 4,000 years' worth. But the first round of big-budget films since the country's emergence as a 21st-century power have, mostly, taken the narrow view of those four millennia: unfailingly epic and hoarsely patriotic. 2002's Hero set the mould – shockingly, as it was directed by the former dissenter Zhang Yimou. Jet Li's nameless swordsman ultimately decides to abandon the film's central assassination because he realises that the king of Qin's dream to unify the whole of China is more important. It's not hard to detect the Communist party's beatific smile behind that plotline. As the noughties wore on, the martial arts in Yimou's films grew ever more formalised and claustrophobic, closer to
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Rupert Murdoch’s Wife Wendi Says: Honesty & Loyalty Are Most Important In A Friendship!

Every girl knows that men come and go, but friendship is forever — and that’s exactly the lesson Wendi spoke of at the premiere of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan!

The gorgeous wife of News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Murdoch arrived at the NYC premiere of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, of which she is a producer, on July 13 with her best girlfriend Florence Sloan who is also a producer on the flick. It was beyond fitting since the movie is all about sisterhood and life-long friendship.

“There are many characteristics that make a good friend,” Wendi told HollywoodLife.com at the premiere hosted by The Cinema Society & Ivanka Trump Jewelry. “One is to be honest, to be loyal, and also to improve yourself and if you have nothing to give … nothing to share and your friend out grows you, should talk about it.”

The film, directed
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Exclusive: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Author Lisa See on Watching Her Novel Come To Life

So many films these days focus on male/female relationships and romantic fairytale notions of love, but what about the special relationships women have with their best girlfriends?  That special bond between friends is explored in this new period drama from director Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club).

Set in both contemporary Shanghai and back in the very traditional 19th century China, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan explores what is means to be a best friend - a sworn sister bound together for life by an ancient tradition.

Not only is this a beautiful story of female relationships, but it is also wrought in tradition and what it means to be a woman living in one of the largest economic power structures in the entire world.

Ancient Chinese traditions are steadfast and very important to Chinese culture as a whole.  This film bring out some of the best (and
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Diane Von Furstenberg Hosts Intimate Late-Night A-List Gathering At Her NYC Studio!

Director Wayne Wang’s highly anticipated film ‘Snow Flower and the Secret Fan’ premiered in NYC on July 12 and the legendary designer stepped up to host one of NYC’s most exclusive after parties.

It was a who’s who of Hollywood and HollywoodLife.com attended the swanky soiree. The Cinema Society & Ivanka Trump Jewelry hosted the screening of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, produced by Rupert Murdoch‘s wife Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan on July 12 and it was a night to remember.

Everywhere you turned there was an A-list guest. Whether it was Nicole Kidman looking stunning in her slinky red Elie Saab dress or Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour — you had yourself rubbing your eyes in disbelief.

Celebrities were there to celebrate the film which follows two sets of friendships. One taking place in 19th century China and the other in present day Shanghai. We attended the
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Mogul Wives Murdoch and Sloan Produce Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Mogul Wives Murdoch and Sloan Produce Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Don't call Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan trophy wives. The women, who are married to media mogul Rupert Murdoch and ex-mgm CEO Harry Sloan, respectively, tell Harper's Bazaar about their new roles as Hollywood producers for their first film, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. The Wayne Wang movie, adapted from Lisa See’s elegant and stirring 2005 novel about a lifetime female friendship in 19th century China, stars the Murdoch's Australian chum Hugh Jackman and ingenues Li Bing Bing and Gianna Jun in a two-tiered contemporary/period story. Filmed in metropolis Shanghai as well as rural village Hengdian, the movie is shot partly in Mandarin. Not surprisingly, the North American distributor is Twentieth Century Fox; Searchlight opens the film July 15. Murdoch and Sloan respond to ...
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Snow Flower And The Secret Fan featurette, interviews and behind-the-scenes video

Featurette from Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at the Wayne Wang film. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan stars Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun, Vivian Wu, Archie Kao and Hugh Jackman. We have an interview clip with Lisa See, the author of the bestselling novel on which the movie is based, as well as helmer Wang and producers Florence Sloan and Wendi Murdoch. The featurette is on Lisa See and can be seen in high definition as well. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a timeless portrait of female friendship.
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Snow Flower And The Secret Fan featurette, interviews and behind-the-scenes video

Featurette from Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at the Wayne Wang film. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan stars Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun, Vivian Wu, Archie Kao and Hugh Jackman. We have an interview clip with Lisa See, the author of the bestselling novel on which the movie is based, as well as helmer Wang and producers Florence Sloan and Wendi Murdoch. The featurette is on Lisa See and can be seen in high definition as well. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a timeless portrait of female friendship.
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Snow Flower And The Secret Fan featurette, interviews and behind-the-scenes video

Featurette from Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at the Wayne Wang film. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan stars Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun, Vivian Wu, Archie Kao and Hugh Jackman. We have an interview clip with Lisa See, the author of the bestselling novel on which the movie is based, as well as helmer Wang and producers Florence Sloan and Wendi Murdoch. The featurette is on Lisa See and can be seen in high definition as well. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a timeless portrait of female friendship.
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Snow Flower And The Secret Fan trailer!

See the movie trailer for Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, starring Li Bing Bing, Gianna Jun and Hugh Jackman. Wayne Wang (Because of Winn-Dixie, Last Holiday) directs from the script by Angela Worlman, Ronald Bass and Michael Ray, based on the novel by Lisa See. Zhang Ziyi, Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan produce the film which opens July 15th via Fox Searchlight Pictures. Although Hugh Jackman is in this film, I don't see him anywhere in the trailer. Inspired by the bestselling novel, the film is a timeless portrait of female friendship. In 19th-century China, seven year old girls Snow Flower and Lily are matched as laotong - or "old sames" - bound together for eternity. Isolated by their families, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan. In a parallel story in present day Shanghai,
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Snow Flower And The Secret Fan trailer!

See the movie trailer for Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, starring Li Bing Bing, Gianna Jun and Hugh Jackman. Wayne Wang (Because of Winn-Dixie, Last Holiday) directs from the script by Angela Worlman, Ronald Bass and Michael Ray, based on the novel by Lisa See. Zhang Ziyi, Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan produce the film which opens July 15th via Fox Searchlight Pictures. Although Hugh Jackman is in this film, I don't see him anywhere in the trailer. Inspired by the bestselling novel, the film is a timeless portrait of female friendship. In 19th-century China, seven year old girls Snow Flower and Lily are matched as laotong - or "old sames" - bound together for eternity. Isolated by their families, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan. In a parallel story in present day Shanghai,
See full article at Upcoming-Movies.com »

Snow Flower And The Secret Fan trailer!

See the movie trailer for Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, starring Li Bing Bing, Gianna Jun and Hugh Jackman. Wayne Wang (Because of Winn-Dixie, Last Holiday) directs from the script by Angela Worlman, Ronald Bass and Michael Ray, based on the novel by Lisa See. Zhang Ziyi, Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan produce the film which opens July 15th via Fox Searchlight Pictures. Although Hugh Jackman is in this film, I don't see him anywhere in the trailer. Inspired by the bestselling novel, the film is a timeless portrait of female friendship. In 19th-century China, seven year old girls Snow Flower and Lily are matched as laotong - or "old sames" - bound together for eternity. Isolated by their families, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan. In a parallel story in present day Shanghai,
See full article at Upcoming-Movies.com »

Snow Flower And The Secret Fan trailer!

See the movie trailer for Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, starring Li Bing Bing, Gianna Jun and Hugh Jackman. Wayne Wang (Because of Winn-Dixie, Last Holiday) directs from the script by Angela Worlman, Ronald Bass and Michael Ray, based on the novel by Lisa See. Zhang Ziyi, Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan produce the film which opens July 15th via Fox Searchlight Pictures. Although Hugh Jackman is in this film, I don't see him anywhere in the trailer. Inspired by the bestselling novel, the film is a timeless portrait of female friendship. In 19th-century China, seven year old girls Snow Flower and Lily are matched as laotong - or "old sames" - bound together for eternity. Isolated by their families, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan. In a parallel story in present day Shanghai,
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Hot Trailer: 'Snow Flower And The Secret Fan'

Hot Trailer: 'Snow Flower And The Secret Fan'
Fox Searchlight has released a new trailer for Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, the adaptation of the Lisa See novel that reunites The Joy Luck Club director Wayne Wang with Ron Bass, who co-wrote the script. The 19th Century China-set pic is the first for producer Wendi Murdoch, who's Rupert Murdoch's wife, and Florence Sloan, who's the wife of ex-mgm chief Harry Sloan. Searchlight will release July 15.
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Snow Flower And The Secret Fan movie poster!

See the first movie poster from Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, starring Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun, Vivian Wu, Hugh Jackman and Archie Kao. The Fox Searchlight Pictures historical drama is helmed by Wayne Wang (Because of Winn-Dixie, Last Holiday) from the writing by Angela Workman, Michael Ray and Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Lisa See. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan opens July 15th. The story, which is set in 19th century remote China, tells of the lifelong friendship of Lily and Snow Flower as well as their imprisonment by rigid cultural codes of conduct for women. Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan produced the film. Cinematography comes from Richard Wong...
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Snow Flower And The Secret Fan movie poster!

See the first movie poster from Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, starring Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun, Vivian Wu, Hugh Jackman and Archie Kao. The Fox Searchlight Pictures historical drama is helmed by Wayne Wang (Because of Winn-Dixie, Last Holiday) from the writing by Angela Workman, Michael Ray and Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Lisa See. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan opens July 15th. The story, which is set in 19th century remote China, tells of the lifelong friendship of Lily and Snow Flower as well as their imprisonment by rigid cultural codes of conduct for women. Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan produced the film. Cinematography comes from Richard Wong...
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"Snow Flower And The Secret Fan" - July 15, 2011

Sneak Peek the new poster supporting the upcoming feature "Snow Flower And The Secret Fan", directed by Wayne Wang and produced by Florence Sloan, Wendi Murdoch, and Hugo Shong.

Angela Workman adapted the original screenplay, revised by Ronald Bass and Michael Ray, based on the 2005 novel, "Snow Flower And The Secret Fan"by author Lisa See.

Filmed in China, the cast stars actors Li Bingbing, Jun Ji-hyun and Hugh Jackman,

Setting her book in nineteenth century China, See writes that 'Lily', the narrator, was born in 1823 — "the third year of Emperor Daoguang's reign". The novel begins in 1903, when Lily is 80 years old. During her lifetime, Lily lives through the reigns of the four Chinese emperors, 'Daoguang' (1820–1850), 'Xianfeng' (1850–1861), 'Tongzhi' (1861–1875) and 'Guangxu' (1875–1908).

The film follows Lily's great grandchildren who presumably take a different path than their ancestors.

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