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by Jay A. Fernandez
December 19, 2012 11:05 AM
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Well Go USA Grabs Rights to Taiwan's Foreign-Language Oscar Entry 'Touch of the Light'

Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to "Touch of the Light," Taiwan’s official entry for the 2013 foreign-language film Oscar. The company plans a spring release for the film, which recently opened the Marrakesh film festival and presented by Wong Kar Wai.

"Light" is the feature-length film debut of filmmaker Chang Jung-Chi. Based on true events, "Light" stars Huang Yu-Hsiang, Sandrine Pinna and Lee Leih in the story of a young, blind Taiwanese piano prodigy. Jacky Pang Yee-Wah and Cheung Hong-Tat produced; Chan Ye-Cheng and Song Dai are executive producers.

The film is a Block 2 and Sil Metropole Limited presentation of a Jet Tone Films and Sil-Metropole Organization Limited Production.

"We are thrilled that Doris and her team at Well Go have so strongly embraced this powerful, award-winning, emotional film," said Fortissimo exec Winnie Lau. "This continues our relationship with Well Go for Taiwan’s nominated Oscar films, following up on our deal last year with them for 'Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale.'"

Well Go USA president Doris Pfardrescher negotiated the deal with Lau.

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