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Founder and CEO, Orb Media Group (Beijing & Los Angeles)

Peter Shiao is the founder and chief executive officer of Orb Media Group, an entertainment company based in Los Angeles and Beijing that produces, finances and markets entertainment franchises with transformational themes, led by films and on-line games that unite the international and Chinese markets.

 

Founder and CEO, Orb Media Group (Beijing & Los Angeles)

Peter Shiao is the founder and chief executive officer of Orb Media Group, an entertainment company based in Los Angeles and Beijing that produces, finances and markets entertainment franchises with transformational themes, led by films and on-line games that unite the international and Chinese markets.

Among Orb’s major initiatives is a comprehensive partnership with the 1500 year old Shaolin Temple to deliver films, games, television, animation, large scale live events, virtual worlds and merchandizing along its core transmedia methodology.

Formerly, Peter served as CEO of Ironpond, a US and Asia based finance/production company that specializes in Chinese-Hollywood co-productions and managed joint venture projects with the China Film Group and China Film Co-Production Corporation in film finance, digital media and co-productions. Peter also produced films under the Celestial Pictures banner that he co-founded, including RESTLESS – the first-ever official US-China film co-production.

In November of 2010, Peter reprised his role as Chairman of the US-China Film Summit and brought together key leaders from both Hollywood and China to strategize on the future of cooperation between the two spheres. He had chaired a similar summit in 1995 in association with China’s SARFT and the US Department of Commerce.

Before his career in media, Peter served as principal policy consultant in the California Legislature to the Special Committee on the Entertainment Industry, Select Committee on the Pacific Rim and the Special Task Force on A New Los Angeles,

As a translator and editor, Peter translated the Chinese/Tibetan book entitled “Dragons Dancing on the Rooftops” into English for the Philosophic Research Society, developed and edited “Merging” as a book, music and immersive art exhibition, and is currently at work on adapting classic Chinese martial arts literature for the Western world.

In 2010, Peter was named to the executive board and chairman of entertainment and media of the Asia Society in Southern California.

Peter graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science, and attended graduate school in public policy as a State Senate Fellow. He makes his permanent home in Los Angeles with his wife, Catherine and daughter Anneka.

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