Golden Harvest is a film production, distribution, and exhibition company based in Hong Kong. It played a major role in becoming the first Chinese film company to successfully enter the western market with staying power. At the same time, it dominated HK box office sales from the 1970s to 1980s.
Golden Harvest ceased producing films in 2003.
Golden Harvest supplanted Shaw Brothers as Hong Kong's dominant studio by the end of the '70s and retained that position into the '90s. Its greatest asset for years was that from the 1980s until very recently, it produced almost all of the films of Jackie Chan, Asia's top box office star. Golden Harvest has also produced a number of films for Jet Li and Donnie Yen.
Golden Harvest's activity has declined in recent years. In 2003, they withdrew from film-making to concentrate on film financing, distribution and cinema management in Hong Kong and in Mainland China.
It has cinemas not only in Hong Kong, but in Mainland China, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore. Most of these are joint ventures. Golden Village is a joint venture with Village Roadshow and there is a Gold Class cinema and Asia's first multiplex. In Malaysia, the group has two brands. One is Golden Screen a joint venture with Malaysia's PPB group. The other is TGV Cinemas (formerly Tanjong Golden Village), which is a joint venture between Tanjong plc and GEMS of Malaysia. It has recently acquired Warner Village in Taiwan.
Warner Bros. Pictures International Joins with Orange Sky Golden Harvest Group of Cinemas in Hong Kong and Taiwan Vie Show Cinemas, MCL Cinemas of Hong Kong and the Grand in Hong Kong to Forge New Frontiers in Digital Cinema in Asia.
Dec 29, 2009; Continuing its commitment to deliver high quality entertainment across multiple formats, Warner Bros. Pictures International...