Why Tencent Video, iQiyi and Youku Are So Successful – Alex Zhang Ex-Alibaba Pictures.


Alex Zhang was one of the first five employees at Alibaba Pictures (launched in 2015), Now an independent film producer, he sits at the intersection of rapidly rising Chinese entertainment, its changing relationship with Hollywood and its increasing collision with the tech world (Alibaba, Tencent, etc.). Plus he’s a really cool guy.

Alex visited Peking University in late 2017 and spoke to an MBA class taught by myself and Jonathan Woetzel. Below are two video clips from his talk. We will be posting a lot more of his talk. It’s really fascinating.

Video Clip 1: Why Tencent Video, iQiyi and Youku Are So Successful.

(Youtube only, sorry. Link here.)

Video Clip 2: Why Wolf Warrior 2 Won Big in China

(Youtube only. Sorry. Link is here).

Thanks for watching.

I also did a short interview with Alex. Link below.

Cheers, jeff


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