"It can be very worrisome for an International Creative Team to Film outside of their country, outside of their normalcy. We strive to give the most creative control possible to our international crews, making sure to finish under budget, while maintaining ultimate control of our International clients' needs. We make things easy so you don't have to worry."
Yogurt Time Films oversees all aspects of Production and Development, including Investment, IP Acquisition, Budget, Union Negotiation, and the packaging of US Creative Talent. Our service involves in all areas of long-term business development, strategy, and planning. Our goal is to creat a healthy and seamless bridge between Chinese and US Co-Productions.
Candy Li 李聆聪
Candy Li is a native of Beijing and comes from a family of seasoned film industry executives.
She has been producing and directing films, commercials and music videos in Los Angeles, China and Prague for over 8 years. She graduated from the prestigious USC Film School with a Master’s in Film Production. As the founder of Yogurt Time Films, her goal as a producer and director is to build a cross cultural platform for producing high quality films and television that can service both Eastern and Western audiences.
Steve Yandrich 史努比
Steve Yandrich is a film and television Producer who transcends the dichotomy of edgy, compelling material with commercial material. He has extensive experience developing and producing content. As a Hollywood, CA native, he brings over 10 years of experience to his current role as Head of Production of Yogurt Time Films.
In Television, Steve most recently Line Produced Perfect World's THE WAY WE WERE, starring Yang Tang / Jin Luo, directed by Jiang Liu. He was previously, the Executive Producer and Creator of GROW, starring Jamie Hector (HBO's The Wire), Franz Kranz (Cabin in the Woods), Dale Dickey (Winter's Bone), and Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism).
In Film, Steve was the Production Supervisor of Good Universe's The Disaster Artist (James Franco / Seth Rogen), distributed by A24. LAbyrinth (Johnny Depp / Forrest Whitaker), distributed by Miramax. Voltage Picture's Singularity (John Cusack), Atlas Shrugged (Taylor Shilling / Grant Bowler), The Space Between (Tribecca Film Festival Winner), starring Oscar winner, Melissa Leo, and The Girl with the Curls, a Mary Pickford Biopic produced by Julie Pacino.
Steve has vast location experience domestically in Los Angeles and New York, along with international experience in Canada, England, South Africa, Japan, and China.
Producer (Beijing office)
Qian Zhao has been producing Chinese films and Television since his graduation from the Beijing Film Academy in 2003. His producing credits include award-winning Chinese historic TV series Teahouse (2010), Fate of An Nation (2012), and Family Portrait (2014). Qian also has been hosting international Co-Productions in China with companies from United States, Australia, Japan and Malaysia.
His strengths are understanding clients’ needs and providing professional solutions that make fiscal sense in the local soil. Other than his years of being an Independent Producer for hire, Qian’s experience of working at the CTPC (China Teleplay Production Center) also provides him knowledge and connections within Beijing.
Since 2013, Qian has been managing the Zhuozhou Filming Studio, one of the largest film studios in China, cleverly known as "East Hollywood". His recent film Blood 13 (2018) will receive worldwide theatrical release and premier at Beijing Film Festival in April 2018.
Bruce Wayne Gillies
Bruce Wayne Gillies has been working on Hollywood Studio, Independent Feature Films and Network Television Programs for over two-and-a-half decades. As an Executive Producer, Line Producer, UPM, Director or Assistant Director. Bruce’s recent credits include Golden Globe winner/ OSCAR nominated The Disaster Artist (James Franco / Seth Rogen), highly expected LAbyrinth (Johnny Depp / Forrest Whitaker), Sundance hit Don Jon (Joseph Gordon Levitt, Scarlett Johanson), and Once Upon A Time in Venice (Bruce Willis, John Goodman). Bruce has also worked on the well received China-US coproduction Looper (End Game Ent. & DMG Ent.)
Growing up near Detroit, Michigan, Bruce now resides in Los Angeles with his wife and children. As a Hollywood veteran producer, Bruce is happy to bring his experience to Yogurt Time Films.