EXCLUSIVE: Former Pearl Studio Development Manager Justinian Huang has joined Sony Pictures Animation as VP of Creative.
He will report to Kristine Belson, president of Sony Pictures Animation.
During his tenure at Pearl Studio in Shanghai, Huang oversaw the co-production of their feature film. Abominable, which grossed $ 189.7 million WW, in partnership with DreamWorks Animation, as well as the Netflix original Above the moon, which is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Huang was also the executive in charge of packaging Stephen Chow’s first global animated film, Monkey king, and was responsible for development for Kung Fu Panda 3, which grossed $ 521.2 million worldwide at the box office.
While at Pearl Studio, Huang developed and developed the studio’s diverse and robust development slate, with an emphasis on creative partnerships with Asian and Asian-American talent. He also oversaw the creative aspects of the Mandarin adaptations and localization of all of Pearl Studio’s films, working with renowned filmmakers.
Prior to Pearl Studio, Huang was Head of Development at Lynda Obst Productions, helping with development The invention of lies and Interstellar, which won WW $ 701.8 million and was nominated for five Academy Awards.