Biography

Robert Cain is a partner in film co-production company Pacific Bridge Pictures. He has worked in Hollywood and the global entertainment industry for more than 20 years. He is primarily involved in production, finance, strategy and creative development expert. He has been doing business in China since 1987, where his producing and entertainment management experience includes:

  • Production of the TV broadcast Three Tenors in the Forbidden City;
  • Development and production executive on the 2008 Academy Award nominated film Mongol;
  • Consulting Producer on the film Shanghai Kiss starring Kelly Hu and Hayden Panettiere;
  • Currently consulting to major Hollywood studios, animation companies and talent agencies on China matters; past Chinese consulting clients include Shanghai Media Group, CCTV, China Lion Films, and others.

His film experience extends from finance and distribution management to creative duties on more than a dozen successful films, including such critical and commercial successes as The Usual Suspects, Breakdown, Bound, Blade 2, and Cabin Fever. He is the Executive Producer of

  • Laura Smiles, which premiered in the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival; and
  • The Amateurs, a comedy starring Jeff Bridges.
He set up the film Mongol, an action epic about the early life of Genghis Khan. The film was nominated for a 2008 Academy Award for best foreign language film.

He has advised Hollywood's major studios and talent guilds, and worked as a senior executive at talent-based companies such as Danny DeVito's Jersey Films and Aaron Spelling's Spelling Entertainment. There, he formulated and executed business plans to expand their operations. His corporate clients have included Universal Studios, MGM, Sony Pictures Entertainment, DirecTV, NBC, the BBC, the Screen Actors Guild, Kodak, New Line Cinema, Mattel and others.

An award-winning screenwriter, Rob holds a bachelor's degree with honors from Harvard University and an MBA degree with honors from the Wharton School of Business.

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Robert Cain

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