Jack Gao Set to Leave China’s Wanda, Legendary Entertainment

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Jack Gao is set to exit China’s Dalian Wanda Group and Legendary Entertainment.

Gao, the senior vice president of billionaire Wang Jianlin’s Dalian Wanda Group, will hand over control to Zeng Maojun, president of Wanda Film Holding Co., according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The move follows up a year of tumultuous change with founder Thomas Tull having exited the company in January.

A representative from Dalian Wanda Group did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Previously, Gao was senior vice president for News Corporation. His prior roles included serving as CEO, NWS China Investments; CEO, Star TV China Co.; chairman, MySpace China and chief representative, NWS Beijing Representative Office, according to the Wanda Studios website.

Before then, he was president and general manager of Microsoft China, general partner of Walden International, a leading venture capital firm in U.S., and corporate vice president and president of Emerging Geographies for Autodesk Inc., where he directed all operations in Greater China and India.

The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news.

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