Vice President, Content, General Entertainment, Turner Asia Pacific
Marianne Lee is vice president of content, general entertainment, at Turner Asia Pacific.
Based in Hong Kong, she defines and executes content and channel strategy for Turner’s general entertainment brands, including original productions such as the upcoming Mandarin drama “Haunted Heart”.
Before Turner, Lee was with Universal Networks International based in Singapore. There she was responsible for the overall programme strategy in Asia, including programme and format acquisitions, scheduling, and original productions.
Prior to Universal, she was at Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, following more than 10 years at Television Broadcasts in Hong Kong.
Turner breaks new ground with Mandarin co-pro, "The Haunted Heart", dialing into demand for high-end Asian drama and ramping up its bet on owning IP. The series, currently in post-production in Taiwan, is the network’s largest investment in original Asian drama to date. Marianne Lee, Turner Asia Pacific’s Vice President of Content, General Entertainment, speaks about her Asian content and originals strategy, and joins Taiwanese writer, producer and director, Li-ju Xie, behind the scenes of the 30-episode fantasy/action/romance about a young video-games tester who, because of her incredible brain power, has the ability to communicate with ghosts.