EXCLUSIVE: Peter Loehr, who has been head of CAA’s Beijing office since it opened in 2005, will be leaving the agency. I’m hearing that he’s in talks to join Bruno Wu, the Chinese entrepreneur who last month unveiled a plan to raise $800 million in equity financing to make English-language pictures, under the banner of the Harvest Seven Stars Media Fund. The fund is being advised by CAA so the transition ought to be an easy one. I’m assured that Loehr left on his own and wasn’t pushed. The office will be run by some of the agents he brought in when he opened the office seven years ago. Loehr is a rarity in that he’s an experienced film guy who lives in China and has been part of the production community for a long time. Loehr established the country’s first independent film studio, Imar Film, in 1997, before opening CAA’s China outpost for CAA. Since then, China is shaping up to be a major way of expanding international box office, particularly after the country agreed to loosen the number of movie imports permitted to play in China, where theaters are cropping up like crazy.
Peter Loehr Leaving CAA Beijing Office; Joining Bruno Wu's $800M Film Fund?
Trending Now on Deadline
NBC Cameraman Declared Ebola-Free; Tries To Rescue Nancy Snyderman From Self-Inflicted Career Disaster -- UPDATE
More From Fleming Jr
- Steve Carell, Charlie Kaufman Lock 'I.Q. 83′; Viral Outbreak Dumbs Down World
- 'John Wick' Partners PalmStar & Thunder Road Make $200 Million Slate Financing Deal
- 'Sirens' Star Jessica McNamee Signs With Inspire
- Why Did Stephen Hawking Film 'Theory Of Everything' Take A Decade? Scribe Anthony McCarten Explains
- 'Star Wars Episode VII' Lead Daisy Ridley Signs With CAA
- James Wan Back At New Line For 'The Conjuring 2′ And Overall Producing Deal