Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP) was established in 2000 with a focus on the production, sales and distribution of quality motion pictures. Since then, EMP has grown into a leading player in the Chinese film production and distribution scene with one of the most active production schedules in the region.
The goal to produce quality films earns not only top box office results but also critical acclaims at film awards and film festivals. In 2009, The Beast Stalker won 7 acting awards and set a Hong Kong record. In 2010, Let The Bullets Fly was the first Chinese film that broke the US$100 million box office record in Mainland China.
Among the other award-winning and critically-acclaimed films productions produced and distributed by EMP are: Donnie Yen’s Kung Fu Jungle (2015), Jackie Chan’s CZ12 (2012), Jiang Wen’s Gone With The Bullets (2015), Dante Lam’s That Demon Within (2014) and To The Fore (2015), the Official Oscar® Entry Hong Kong for Best Foreign Language Film. EMP also distributes top Hollywood and Asian productions including Oscar-winner Departures, controversial Korean drama Silenced, Sex in the City: The Movie, Now You See Me franchise and The Hunger Games franchise.
EMP started its own artiste management division in 2012 and has been actively searching for top talents. Simon Yam, Alex Fong, Shek Sau, Kara Wai, Michelle Yim and Irene Wan are among the top stars under the company management.
In 2014, EMP launched its first cinema in Foshan, Emperor UA Vivo City, under a joint venture with UA Cinemas. Three additional Emperor UA Cinemas have opened since, including cinemas at Zhuhai Mid-Town, Shanghai The Hub, and Foshan Lingnan Tiandi. The first solely-owned Emperor Cinemas opened in Hefei MIXC in December 2015.
EMP currently has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shenzhen.