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Terence Chang Chia Tsun

Other names : 张家振
Chang Chia Tsun
Terence Chang
Birthdate : 1/1/1949
Nationality : Hong Kong
Workplace : Hong Kong, USA
Activities : Producer (19), Executive producer (7), Associate producer (1), Brief appearance (1), Presenter (2)


Terence Chang (Chang Chia Tsun in Chinese) was born in 1949 in Hong Kong. He studied architecture at the University of Oregon and cinema at the University of New York. Back to the Far East, he entered the Hong Kong film industry in the 1970s joining Golden Harvest, the studio whose productions made Bruce Lee an international action icon.

At Golden Harvest, Chang was busy re-editing and updating films to match the local audience taste. That’s when he met John Woo for the first time. But they went their separate ways.

Chang worked a few years in marketing and sales departments for a local TV station and a film company. In 1986, he became an executive in Tsui Hark’s film company, the Film Workshop. There, he and Woo met again and decided to collaborate. Together, they started making more meaningful films: The influential A Better Tomorrow and its sequel.

At some point, Chang and Woo decided to leave the Tsui’s clan. They founded Milestone Pictures and produced three box office hits with Chow Yun-fat: Once A Thief; Hard Boiled; and Now You See Love, Now You Don’t.

Early 1990’s, with the threat of the 1997 handover looming, Woo and Chang relocated in Hollywood. They were followed by a great many Hong Kong talents, such as Michelle Yeoh, Kirk Wong, Ronny Yu and Chow Yun-fat.

Since then, Chang has been busy launching and managing all the Hong Kong celebrities relocating to the US (more than a trend, it was like a haemorrhage).
For instance, it was Chang who helped launch Chow Yun-fat’s American career in the early 1990s. It was him who organized retrospectives with Chow’s films all around North America, him who introduced Chow to the most prestigious Hollywood talent agency William Morris Agency, him who negotiated film contracts (Anna and the King, The Replacement Killers) and him who developed scripts especially for Chow (X-LA, Charlie Apana and Lost in Translation).

Chang has been even more dedicated to John Woo’s career, as an advisor, a producer and a friend. He supported the master of action in all his artistic decisions. The odd couple conquered the Hong Kong and Hollywood box offices. In 2007, it was time to bring back home all the filmmaking expertise they accumulated over the years. They made one the most expensive period epics ever made in China, Red Cliff.

Thomas Podvin (March 2010)


 [ 2010 - 2000 - 1990 - 1980 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 Breaking The Waves 2014 Producer
 Brotherhood Of Blades 2014 Producer
 Crossing, The 2014 Producer
 Close To You 2010 Producer
 Color Me Love 2010 Producer
 Reign Of Assassins 2010 Producer
 My Fair Gentleman 2009 Producer
 Red Cliff - Part 2 2009 Executive producer
 Red Cliff - Part 1 2008 Executive producer
 Blood Brothers 2007 Producer
 Stranglehold 2007 Producer, Presenter
 All the Invisible Children 2005 Producer
 Bulletproof Monk 2003 Producer
 Paycheck 2003 Producer
 Red Skies 2002 Executive producer
 Windtalkers 2002 Producer
 Mission : Impossible II 2000 Executive producer
 Corruptor, The 1999 Executive producer
 Big Hit, The 1998 Executive producer
 Replacement Killers, The 1998 Executive producer
 Face Off 1997 Producer
 Broken Arrow 1996 Producer
 Hard Target 1993 Producer
 Hard Boiled 1992 Producer
 Now You See Love, Now You Don’t 1992 Brief appearance
 Once A Thief 1991 Producer
 Bullet In The Head 1990 Producer
 Abracadabra 1986 Presenter
 Double Decker 1984 Associate producer

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HK talents > Film directors > Other directors
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 7/4/2007
Type(s) : Interview
Page(s) : 2  - index
 An interview with Terence Chang, The Man in the Shadow (preview)
HK talents > Producers > Front running producers
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 1/1/2007
Type(s) : Interview
Page(s) : 1  - index
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