Lianne Hu is a producer, writer and actor, with credits in the US and China. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA in the US and Writers Guild of America. Ms. Hu is the CEO of Hus Entertainment Inc. a multimedia production company based in Shanghai, China and Los Angeles, California, USA. It specializes in strategic planning, developing, producing, and financing commercially successful projects with an international appeal.
Lianne has many years of corporate management experience in various industries in the US. She was the Financial Controller for wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola, Inc. With her participation and contribution, the company had gone through merger/acquisition and IPO due diligence process successfully. Her job duties and responsibilities include but not limited to supervising daily accounting and finance operations, approving periodically financial reporting and budgeting, monitoring annual auditing and tax filing, establishing and approving policy and procedures and compliance guidelines, advising and providing solutions to various departments’ requests and needs in corporate management and financial planning matters.
Raised in Shanghai, in a theatrical family, Lianne began her professional acting career at a very young age. Upon her arrival in Hollywood, she appeared in several films, including ground-breaking lead role in Now Chinatown, which has earned her rave reviews from critics and audiences, including on the cover page of the Calendar section of Los Angeles Times. The film received the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Choice Awards at the New York International Independent Film Festival; Best Pictures at the Long Island Film Festival; Official Selection at the London Raindance Film Festival and Hong Kong International Film Festival. Other credits including The Muse with Albert Brooks,; Lani-Loa, the Passage produced and presented by Francis Ford Coppola; Comedy Lucky Angel etc.
Combing her rich experience in business development, corporate management and her diversified cultural background, Lianne is a filmmaker known for developing projects with cross-cultural themes that are commercially viable and socially influential. She produced political drama Shanghai 1976 starring Jean-Hugues Anglade; and an award-winning Tibetan period drama Prince of the Himalayas, which is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet; and the most recently Lord of Shanghai, an epic gangster award-winning drama takes place in risk-takers’ paradise: Shanghai in the early 1900’s. Current film slate in the pipelines is creatively diversified in themes and genres, such as action comedy, romantic thriller, psychologic horror and superhero comic franchises.
Lianne has a Master’s of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in California, a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University, and an Associate’s Degree in Economics from Fudan University in Shanghai. Lianne also studied at The Academy of American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.