Ex-Paramount President Adam Goodman to Run China’s Le Vision Pictures in US

Le Vision Pictures, the third largest Chinese production company, has hired former Paramount Pictures president Adam Goodman to run its Los Angeles office and oversee a slate of English-language films, TheWrap has learned.

Bringing on a veteran Hollywood executive like Goodman is an ambitious move that fits with Le Vision’s goal to produce Chinese-made, English-language films for the international movie audience, as CEO Zhang Zhao acknowledged in a May interview. The company’s first major bet is Zhang Yimou’s upcoming historical drama “The Great Wall” starring Matt Damon.

Le Vision, China’s third-largest film studio by revenue, is a subsidiary of LeEco, which is involved in everything from TVs to smartphones to online video. LeEco bought American TV manufacturer Vizio for $2 billion last month.