ACE Pictures Entertainment is a digital media and film production investment company, focused on providing financing solutions to diverse film projects around the world.
Formed in 2016, ACE Pictures Entertainment is a subsidiary of ACE Group, a multinational conglomerate, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Collectively known as ACE Group, the companies have a combined share capital of over RM1 billion, as well as investments in multiple publicly-listed companies throughout Malaysia.
ACE Pictures Entertainment is a registered producer and film distributor with the National Film Development Corporation of Malaysia (FINAS) and its core members are affiliated with Professional Film Workers Association of Malaysia (PROFIMA).
ACE Pictures Entertainment LLC, based in LA, California, was establish alongside ACE Pictures Entertainment Sdn Bhd in 2017. They are currently represented by Malcolm McNeil of Arent Fox as the corporate legal counsel and Shelley Surpin of Surpin, Mayersohn & Coghill as their projects legal counsel.
ACE Pictures Entertainment is committed to building mutually-rewarding partnerships with film production and digital media companies, independent producers, distributors and creative talents. Whether it is through financing, developing or producing, ACE Pictures Entertainment has a goal of pursuing unique film projects, which have a potential to succeed on the global stage. Also, a vital part of our strategy is to discover emerging filmmakers, through partnerships with different non-profit organizations.
Graduating from Malaya University in 1994, Johnny Chang is both a specialist and an expert with more than 20 years’ worth of practical experience in the manufacturing, engineering and marketing of mechanical and petrochemical products. No stranger to foreign market penetration, he has played a prominent role in setting up more than 7 major operation plants in Asia and Europe, namely Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Slovakia, Germany, the UK and the US. His pool of exposure and experience, from operations and sales to management has granted him a strong business foresight and acumen.
Peter graduated as a multimedia designer and sound engineer. Alongside, his passion for music grew. For over 15 years he worked as a graphic and web designer which earned him international awards, while scoring music for film, TVCs, documentaries for Discovery Channel, Crime Investigation Network and the Tourism Board of Malaysia. In 2010, he took interest in filmmaking and debuted his first feature in 2016. In 2017 he joined ACE Pictures. Presently, Peter sources unique and commercially viable screenplays to produce movies for international audiences and actively collaborating with filmmakers and writers, both in the local and international arena. You can browse through his past works at www.petewong.me.
VICE PRESIDENT (BUSINESS AFFAIRS)
Emma holds a degree in Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University of Australia. She first started her career at TNS (a global market research agency) and eventually promoted as Associate Director at Millward Brown (a multinational market research firm). Her 12 years experience in Qualitative Research and the ability to speak multiple languages (English, Malay, Mandarin, Hokkien etc.) has made her a highly sought talent in Asia. Emma loves travelling around the world, savouring authentic local food and meeting different profiles of people. Born in nature as a people’s person, she is friendly, sensitive and thoughtful. With her strong analytic skill and eyes for details, Emma is always the top-of-mind to explore new market opportunities.
VICE PRESIDENT (CREATIVE AFFAIRS)
Originally from Kazakhstan, Timur Bekbosunov brings to the team a combination of his artistic and business experience, which includes strategic planning, risk analysis and investment expansion of the company’s film projects. As a performer, Timur has made critically-acclaimed solo appearances with LA Philharmonic, Operadagen Rotterdam, Redcat Theater and Brooklyn Academy of Music, among many others, and premiered works by numerous major American composers. As a creative producer and recording artist, he has developed and curated art installations and theatrical projects for concert halls, centers and galleries around the world. He is a proud graduate of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), which has always encouraged him to think outside the box.
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ACE PICTURES BAGS COVETED WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL AWARD
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WHAT’S NEXT FOR ACE PICTURES
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MAKING IT BIG IN HOLLYWOOD
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BLUSH – 200 SCENES IN 15 DAYS
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BEHIND THE MAGIC CASTLE
Hidden doors, private rooms, plush dining areas, live performances, and even a mystical owl – these are just some of the secrets hidden inside LA’s Magic Castle, one of the country’s most unusual and exclusive clubs. Founded in 1963 by the Larsen family, the 22,000...
DANIEL ISN’T REAL… OR IS HE?
Based on co-writer DeLeeuw’s novel “In This Way I Was Saved”, Daniel Isn’t Real is director Adam Egypt Mortimer’s second feature film. It first premiered on 9th March 2019 at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas – with additional premieres in film festivals all...
THE “ACE” PROCESS
Our team in Malaysia has expanded. It's only been less than three years since my colleagues and I first flew to the US and started our groundwork – of making films in Hollywood. Our first slate’s success in gaining worldwide recognition seemed like an impossible task...
CLEMENCY’S ROAD TO SUCCESS
Alfre Woodard (left) and the film's director Chinonye Chukwu (right). Photo Credit Paul Sarkis Award winning Alfre Woodard gives audiences a chilling performance to remember in Clemency – an ACE Pictures Entertainment production. First debuted on January 27, 2019 at...
RICHARD STANLEY RETURNS WITH COLOR OUT OF SPACE
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COME AWAY – A FAIRY TALE RETOLD
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Perhaps one of the main highlights of ACE Picture’s venture into Hollywood is set visit. Before a deal is struck, with weeks and sometimes, months of negotiations, we would normally be involved in casting and screenplay discussions (which may include rewrites)....
WE VALUE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
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ANOTHER TRIUMPH, THIS TIME @ BFI!
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WE HAVE ANOTHER MOVIE IN TORONTO!
Two of our films have made it to TIFF this year! Color Out of Space, starring Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson, signals director Richard Stanley's return to the festival's Midnight Madness section and is one of the most anticipated horror films this year. The H.P....
TORONTO, WE ARE COMING TO YOU!
Clemency is on a roll and we couldn’t be prouder. Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has just announced that they will be premiering the critically-acclaimed prison drama at the prestigious festival in Sep 2019. This came just after Alfre Woodard won the...
WE ARE TWO YEARS OLD!
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OUR VERY FIRST HORROR FILM
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CLEMENCY – OUR 1ST VICTORY!
When ACE Pictures (a subsidiary of ACE Holdings Berhad) announced to us that Clemency won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, all of us couldn’t believe it. Well, most of us. The truth is, I had been secretly wishing and thinking that it would win, even as I was told it...
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2. Director’s showreel
3. Prod. company credentials
4. Producer credentials
5. Sales agent, if any
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