Emperor Motion Pictures

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.

Operation Red Sea, a 2018 action-packed war film directed by Dante Lam, has grossed over USD$577 million and received critical acclaim worldwide, including best action choreography, best sound design and best visual effects at the 38th Hong Kong Film Awards. Project Gutenberg, written and directed by Felix Chong, and starring Chow Yun-fat and Aaron Kwok, took home seven awards – including best film, best director, best screenplay, best cinematography, best film editing, best art direction and best costume & make up design – and became the biggest winner at the 38th Hong Kong Film Awards. A Cool Fish, directed by young and gifted Rao Xiaozhi, was another commercial and critical success in the same year, praised for being “the best Chinese comedy of the year”.

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.

In 2014, EMP launched its first cinema in Foshan, Emperor-UA Vivo City, under a joint venture with UA Cinemas. Six additional Emperor-UA Cinemas have opened since, including cinemas at Zhuhai Mid-Town, Shanghai The Hub, Foshan Nova, Shanghai “Hall of Moon”, Shenzhen Upper Hills and Chengdu Ufun. The first solely-owned Emperor Cinemas opened in Hefei MIXC in December 2015, since then, Emperor Group has been actively expanding its theatrical exhibition business in Mainland China including Beijing Emperor Group Center, Chong Qing Shin Kong Place and Shenzhen East Pacific Shopping Mall. The first operation of Emperor Cinemas opened in 2017 at the iconic Entertainment Building in Central, Hong Kong, followed by five more in New Town Mansion (Tuen Mun), MOSTown (Ma On Shan), iSQUARE (Tsim Sha Tsui), Citywalk (Tsuen Wan), The LOHAS (Tseung Kwan O. The business has expanded across South East Asia with the first operation in Johor Bahru, Malaysia and has expanded across Macau in 2021 at Lisboeta Macau.

EMP currently has offices in Hong Kong and Beijing.