Executive Management US/CHINA
Christie Hsiao, Founder and CEO of SERENITY MEDIA GROUP, a global entertainment company devoted to creating high quality film, TV, and digital media projects that uplift and inspire. Serenity uses fun, engaging popular fiction and non-fiction projects to educate, provoke thoughtful inquiry, and spread positive messages. What sets Serenity apart is the resources and relationships Christie has cultivated within the China/US industry.
Christie’s business sensibility and strong working relations in US and China entertainment industry which has given her the vision to create quality entertainment that is uplifting, international in scope, and catalyzes change. Christie believes in the unique power of a story to raise awareness and to compel societal transformation. She serves as creative director for all of Serenity’s projects, as well as overseeing all aspects of marketing strategy, business development and expansion.
Christie Hsiao is a known forward thinking executive today with a vision to connect and uplift people of all ages and cultures around the world.
As a liaison between US and China, Christie has established a myriad of working relationships with key players in Asia and US. She works with top executives and major companies in film, TV, music, art, publishing, merchandising, concerts/events, branding and marketing. With Christie’s network and resources, she is known to create win-win relationships and innovative solutions.
The specific combination of Ms. Hsiao’s Western business sensibility and strong working relations in Asian entertainment industries combine to uniquely position Serenity Media Group as a bicultural conduit between Asia and US markets. Ms. Hsiao has produced independent films and worked with industry executives, including:
- “The Gold Retrievers” with Billy Zane, Steve Guttenberg and Curtis Armstrong
- “Dark Honeymoon” with Roy Scheider, Eric Roberts, Tia Carrere and Daryl Hannah
- “Love is the Drug” with Lizzy Caplan, John Patrick Amedori and Daryl Hannah
- “Dorothy of Oz” with Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Kelsey Grammer.
Currently in development are “Without a Badge” with Permut Presentations and Ryan Reynolds. China co-productions are “Chinese Girl” and “Journey To Rainbow Island.”
Christie is also an established author, having written her first book JOURNEY TO RAINBOW ISLAND, earning New York Times Bestsellers list after just 3 weeks of release. In addition to becoming a bestseller, JOURNEY TO RAINBOW ISLAND is also the first book in history to accompany a video game.
Originally from Taiwan, Christie comes from a family known for its government and entertainment industry ties throughout Asia. She earned her BA in Communications and East Asian Studies from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She went on to study film in New York where she wrote, directed and produced several well reviewed short films before going onto consult for several independent film and television production companies. Christie brought those companies into foreign territories, including the Asian entertainment industry. Ms. Hsiao launched her own production company, Serenity Media Group dedicated to bridging US, China and international markets by developing film, TV, and digital media projects with global appeal.
As Ms. Hsiao leads Serenity Media Group to establish itself as an international force, she continues to further assist companies and individuals to achieve US/China related goals in their projects.