China Lion Film Acquires Rights to Romantic Comedy THE BREAKUP GURU
China Lion Film Distribution announced today that it has acquired and will release Enlight Picture's romantic comedy The Breakup Guru in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Australia and New Zealand, day-and-date with its Mainland release on June 27th, 2014. The film features Chinese stars Deng Chao (who co-directed the film with Yu Baimei) and Yang Mi. Deng Chao, a famed actor and a member of the Chinese National Theatre from Mainland China, with notable films like The Four Franchise, and Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame. Yang Mi is a well-known Chinese actress known for her roles in Tiny Times and Painted Skin: The Resurrection, the latter of which China Lion Australian/New Zealand previously released.
The Breakup Guru follows the misadventures of a man (Deng Chao) hired to do one of the most uncomfortable Jobs ever: break-up with someone. Excelling at his job, a client (Yang Mi) finds him more of a nuisance to get rid of. The teaser trailer for the film can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcYYtVdFAb8
China Lion Film will release The Breakup Guru in major metro areas throughout both North America and Australia and New Zealand on June 27th, 2014, continuing the trend of releasing their films day-and-date with China; specific release locations and dates will be announced, but will include major theatres in Los Angeles, New York, the San Francisco/San Jose area, Vancouver and Toronto and others. China Lion Film Distribution previously released Dante Lam's That Demon Within on April 18th, starring Daniel Wu and Nick Cheung, which is still in limited North American theatrical release, and Beijing Love Story on February 14th for Valentine's Day, which became the company's highest grossing film in the U.S. and Canada; it announced a home entertainment deal with Digital Media Rights (DMR, found at www.digitalmediarights.com) during the 2014 Cannes market as well.
About China Lion Film
China Lion Film Distribution Inc. was founded by its current President Jiang Yanming and has celebrated nearly four years of bringing Chinese-language films to North America. China Lion Film is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Toronto, Sydney and Beijing and has theatrically released a number of major films from top Asia-Pacific producers. China Lion has released such Mainland blockbusters as Aftershock, Personal Tailorand If You Are the One 2, among many, many others.
About Enlight Pictures
Beijing Enlight Pictures Co., Ltd., located in Beijing, is currently one of the top three privately-held film production and distribution companies in China. Since founded as an Enlight Media company in 2006, Enlight Pictures invested and released many highly anticipated titles in succession such as Flash Point, Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen, Mural, The Four franchise, and The Assassins, The Chef The Actor The Scoundrel, So Young, American Dreams in China and Badges of Fury, which has been distributed internationally to more than 20 countries. In 2014, Enlight continued to excel in box office achievement with popular titles like Where are we going, dad? and My Old Classmate. These releases have allowed Enlight to boost its largest terrestrial distribution network of multimedia video content in China.
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