In her role of President and CEO of VRPA, Ms. Eliasoph leads the company in its business of identifying, developing, financing, producing, marketing and distributing feature films which are filmed principally in Chinese and widely distributed in the Chinese-speaking markets.
Ms. Eliasoph became the first Hollywood executive to be based in China when she established Warner Bros.’ Beijing office in 1993. She imported The Fugitive to China as the first Hollywood revenue-sharing film. During her long tenure as Managing Director, Warner Bros. Pictures China, Ms. Eliasoph arranged and managed the China releases of the Matrix and Harry Potter series and many other blockbusters, and served as the Warner Bros. production executive on many Sino-foreign co-productions, including Johnnie To’s Turn Left, Turn Right; The Painted Veil, which starred Edward Norton and Naomi Watts; and Ning Hao’s Crazy Stone and Crazy Racer.
Ms. Eliasoph has pioneered the creation of the deal structures by which Sino-foreign co-productions are developed, produced and exploited. Since joining VRPA, she has established and led the company’s China production efforts. VRPA’s first two releases, Stephen Chow’s Journey to the West（西游降魔篇) and Leste Chen’s Say Yes! (101次求婚), dominated China’s box office during the February 2013 Chinese New Year period, breaking several records in the process. VRPA’s other released films include Man of Tai Chi (太极侠), Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal ( 钟馗：雪妖魔灵), Mountain Cry (喊山), and Hide and Seek (捉迷藏).
Ms. Eliasoph is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale College and a graduate of Yale Law School. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. She first came to China as a member of the initial group of American students to study in China following normalization of U.S./China diplomatic relations. Long committed to the cause of cross-cultural cooperation between the U.S. and China, Ms. Eliasoph was one of the co-founders and producers of the U.S.A. Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
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