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Janet is a prominent Hollywood producer with deep roots in China. Her extensive Film and TV credits include "The Joy Luck Club”, "The People vs. Larry Flynt”, “Dark Matter”, “Shanghai Calling”, and “Documented”. Yang won both a Golden Globe and Emmy for her HBO film, “Indictment: The McMartin Trial”. She began her career bringing Chinese cinema into North America, and then representing the Hollywood studios to broker the first sale of American films into China. This in turn led to joining Steven Spielberg on the historic production of “Empire of the Sun”. Yang has been named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood” by the Hollywood Reporter. She is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the Producers Branch of the Academy, and the Committee of 100.
Janet recently held the position of Managing Director at Tang Media Partners and in this role was in charge of creative content and production. TMP, founded by Donald Tang, has investments from key Chinese companies such as Li Ruigang’s CMC and Neil Shen’s Sequoia Capital. They are active in bridging the entertainment industries between the US and China.
Chris Fenton has worked as the General Manager of DMG’s North American Operations since 2001 and was named President of DMG’s entertainment division in 2011. Fenton’s relationship with DMG and DMG’s CEO, Dan Mintz, dates back to Fenton’s 8-year tenure as an agent at the William Morris Agency in the 1990’s.
Early on as GM, Fenton focused on creating new business for DMG’s advertising & marketing operations by signing US-based companies such as FRUIT OF THE LOOM, BEHR PAINT, SPALDING, UNDER ARMOUR, and KING 888 energy drink. However, Fenton’s responsibilities have grown over the years to include procuring and creating television and film content & I.P., forging alliances with key North American based marketing partners, negotiating music publishing contracts, pursuing endorsement/sponsorship opportunities, consulting on physical production, co-production, and financing issues in China, producing film & television, representing content creators & artists, forming media distribution strategies & alliances, hiring executives and other personnel for DMG’s various divisions, cultivating key business, educational, & government relationships, and relating with North American press/media/universities on various DMG and China-oriented issues.
Fenton is also an Executive Producer on AUTOBAHN which is currently in production in Germany. Additionally, he was an Executive Producer on Univeral's $225 million dollar budgeted Keanu Reeves epic action adventure 47 RONIN and the $12 million dollar budgeted action thriller NUMBERS STATION starring John Cusack. Additionally, Fenton was a lead production executive and chief negotiator on the DMG/Endgame financed co-production LOOPER, starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marvel Studios/Disney/DMG's IRON MAN 3 starring Robert Downey, Jr., Gweneth Paltrow, Guy Pierce and Ben Kingsly. He also worked in the same capacity on Alcon/DMG's TRANSCENDENCE starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, and Paul Bettany as well as the upcoming Alcon/DMG POINT BREAK remake to be released in August of 2015.
CONSULTANT, WRITER, AUTHOR OF CHINA FILM BIZ
Robert Cain has worked for more than 20 years in Hollywood and the global entertainment industry, primarily as a production, finance, strategy and creative development expert. He has been doing business in China since 1987, where his producing and entertainment management experience includes production of the TV broadcast Three Tenors in the Forbidden City, development/production executive on several feature films that shot in China, and consultant to Shanghai Media Group, CCTV, China Film Group, Universal Pictures, Starz, Illumination Entertainment and others.
Mr. Cain’s film experience extends from finance and distribution management to creative duties on more than a dozen successful films, including such critical and commercial successes as The Usual Suspects, Breakdown, Bound, Blade 2, and Cabin Fever. He is Executive Producer of Laura Smiles, which premiered in the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival, of The Amateurs, a comedy starring Jeff Bridges, and he set up the film Mongol, an action epic about the early life of Genghis Khan that was nominated for a 2008 Academy Award for best foreign language film.
Mr. Cain has worked as a senior executive at talent-based companies such as Danny DeVito’s Jersey Films and Aaron Spelling’s Spelling Entertainment in formulating and executing business plans to expand their operations. His corporate clients have included Universal Studios, MGM, Sony Pictures Entertainment, DirecTV, NBC, the BBC, the Screen Actors Guild, Kodak, New Line Cinema, Mattel and others.
An award-winning screenwriter, he holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from Harvard University and an MBA degree with honors from the Wharton School of Business.