China, 1920s. It is the Age of Warlords and the whole country is in total chaos. Purportedly ruled by an impotent central government, corrupt and…
Albert Lee has been one of the most active and prolific film producers in Hong Kong and China for the last decade. As CEO of the Emperor Motion Pictures, he has produced more than twenty feature films across a range of genres, and as such, helped elevate the company to become one of the most prominent film sales and production companies in the region.
Lee became a member of the APSA Academy in 2011, for the action comedy Rang zidan fei (Let the Bullets Fly, People’s Republic of China [Mainland China / Hong Kong]), starring Chow Yun-Fat, which received APSA nominations for Best Feature Film and Achievement in Directing.
Both a critical and box office success, for a period Let the Bullets Fly became China’s highest grossing film of all time, and received many accolades including over 60 wins and nominations at the Asian Film Awards, Taiwan Golden Horse Awards, Hong Kong Film Awards and other film festivals/awards in China and around Asia Pacific region. Let the Bullets Flywas Mr Lee’s second successful collaboration with director Jiang Wen, the first being The Sun Also Rises, starring Joan Chen and Jiang Wen, which competed for the Golden Lion at the 2007 Venice Film Festival. Visually poetic, The Sun Also Rises earned an APSA nomination for Achievement in Cinematography for Mark Ping Bin Lee.
A long time industry stalwart, Lee is a member of the China Film Association, has served as board member of the Los Angeles-based Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA) and is also an active member of the Hong Kong film industry. He has at various times served as Council Member of the Hong Kong Film Development Council, and as advisor to Hong Kong International Film Festival, the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), and other industry bodies.
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