A former studio executive, Mr. Chen has over a decade of experience working in the Chinese film industry. He has produced suspense thriller HIDE AND SEEK and co-produced hit animation feature BIG FISH AND BEGONIA since setting up his own production company Spire Media in October 2015. Most recently, he worked on SHADOW, the Zhang Yimou-helmed period drama as a co-producer. Before founding Spire, Lizhi was Executive Vice President at Village Roadshow Pictures Asia (“VRPA”) co-managing its film development, production, marketing and distribution operations. He had been with the company since its establishment in 2011 and oversaw the production and releases of all VRPA titles during his tenure. Prior to joining VRPA, Lizhi served as Marketing Director at Variety China and Marketing Manager at Warner Bros. Pictures’ China office. Lizhi holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Texas. He is fluent in Mandarin and English.