Australia and New Zealand company Via Vision Entertainment is expanding its media distribution business with the launch of the Imprint Asia label.
The brand will be launching with a host of new films including Cui Rui and Liu Xiang’s box office smash “Lost In The Stars,” Larry Yang’s action comedy “Ride On,” starring Jackie Chan and sci-fi epic “The Wandering Earth 2” starring Andy Lau. In addition to the new release slate there will be ongoing classic releases with new restorations and extras produced for physical media collectors including Chen Kaige’s “The Emperor and The Assassin” (1998) and “Farewell My Concubine” (1992), Tsui Hark’s “The Legend of Zu” (2001) and Kei Kumai’s “The Sea is Watching” (2002), which is co-written by Akira Kurosawa.
Operating for over 15 years, Via Vision Entertainment is one of the largest independent distributors of film and TV content in Australia and New Zealand. It distributes world cinema physical media under the Imprint label and one of its most popular titles is the “Collaborations: The Cinema of Zhang Yimou & Gong Li (1988 – 2014)” box set.
Screen Australia has appointed Deirdre Brennan as CEO, starting Jan. 8, 2024. She will succeed Graeme Mason, who is departing the agency in early November after a decade in the role. Brennan was most recently chief operating officer at WildBrain, a global independent media entertainment company spanning content production, distribution, brands and licensing. Previously, Brennan worked at BBC Worldwide Australia as the director of television, general manager and director of content. Her former roles include head of children’s television at ABC TV and general manager of Universal Kids at NBC Universal.