Does not everyone look gorgeous? Also see Yang Mi’s newest video game commercial here.
Shanghai Tangren is one of my favorite entertainment companies in mainland. Founded and headed by Cai Yinong aka Karen (yep, a
nother female-lead entertainment company), Shanghai Tangren has been in charge of basically all the Hu Ge dramas (Chinese Paladin, Warriors of the Yang Clan, LoCH 2006, Fairy from Wonderland, etc.). It’s also the management company of Hu Ge, Liu Shishi, Yuan Hong and Yang Mi.
Although not nearly as well known as eeMedia or Huayi, smaller entertainment companies like Shanghai Tangren manage to succeed by keeping a small but loyal and talented team. Other similar companies include Taihe Rye and Orange Sky, both low-key companies that have few but significant outputs in terms of talent and product. Shanghai Tangren itself only has an output of about two to three dramas per year. Although they rarely have rumors or negative news, most of their works are very well received. They have excelled in fantasy pieces – hence the video game commercials. Companies like this manage to find a niche for themselves and keep alive to the great diversity of Chinese entertainment.
On the other hand, having such a small company greatly messes up the OTP mindset…Hu Ge with Yang Mi, Liu Shishi or Yuan Hong?