Culture & Entertainment

La Peikang

Chairman, China Film Group (CFGC) | China

For deciding which American films get to tap China’s growing box office potential.

La Peikang is the gatekeeper between profit-hungry Hollywood studios and a coveted slice of revenues from a Chinese box office that booked $3.6 billion in 2013. China strictly limits the number of foreign films released in China, and CFGC decides which movies make the cut. Fluent in both English and French, the savvy La will likely strengthen the Chinese film industry’s engagement — and bargaining power — with Hollywood.