OUR TEAM

JANET YANG

Founder and President

Janet Yang is a prominent Hollywood producer with deep roots in China. Her extensive Film and TV credits include The Joy Luck Club, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Dark Matter, Shanghai Calling, and Documented. Yang won both a Golden Globe and Emmy for her HBO film, Indictment: The McMartin Trial. She began her career bringing Chinese cinema into North America, and brokered the first sale of American studio films into China. She then joined Steven Spielberg on the historic production of Empire of the Sun

Yang has been named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood” by The Hollywood Reporter. She is a Governor of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, on several of its committees. Yang is also Senior Advisor and member of the Committee of 100; the National Committee on US-China Relations; a co-founder of Gold House and the Senior Advisor to Asia Society Southern California and chairs its signature US-ASIA ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT AND GALA.

 

Elaine Zhang is currently a Creative Executive at Janet Yang Productions. Prior to joining the company, she started her career in Hollywood working for Legendary Entertainment, Roadside Attractions, StudioCanal, the Gersh Agency, and Whitaker Entertainment at Walt Disney Studios, as well as serving as a consultant for Turner Broadcasting/Adult Swim. Her work in film and TV has been accepted to 25+ film festivals in the US and Canada, and she was a semi-finalist at the Oscar- and BAFTA-qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival. 

Zhang graduated from Yale University with a B.A. and holds a Master of Entertainment Industry Management from Carnegie Mellon. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and French.

ELAINE ZHANG

Creative Executive