Before joining SK Global, Winnie Lau was the Head of International Productions and Distribution at Jet Tone Films, the production company of acclaimed director Wong Kar-Wai. Before Jet Tone Films, she served as Executive Vice President of Fortissimo Films in New York, where she worked from 2001 until September 2014.
While working as Fortissimo's Director of International Acquisitions and Sales in Hong Kong, she brought more independent foreign language films to audiences around the world, and acquired and licensed award-winning films from international filmmakers, including SHINE A LIGHT, WINTERS BONE, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, THE GRANDMASTER, SUPER SIZE ME, LOVE IS STRANGE, SHORTBUS, MYSTERIOUS SKIN, FOOD INC., MARLEY, DEVILS ON THE DOORSTEPS, BLACK COAL THIN ICE.
Winnie's other producer credits include INVISIBLE WAVES, directed by Penek Ratanaruang, a co-production between Hong Kong and Thailand with Japanese actor Asano Tadanobu and cinematography by Christopher Doyle; the feature film EUROPE RAIDERS by Jingle Ma, a Jet Tone Films Production; and the upcoming HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, directed by John Cameron Mitchell and starring Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning.
In 2015, Winnie co-produced the exhibition CHINA THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, with Wong Kar-Wai and Andrew Bolton.
Winnie has been working in the international film production and distribution world for over 20 years; her earliest experiences include a role at Golden Harvest Film Studios in Hong Kong as an international distribution executive; she also served as production coordinator for the Benny Chan/Jackie Chan feature film WHO AM I?
Born and raised in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Winnie is an AMPAS and BAFTA member. She is a graduate of Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands where she studied Art and Cultural Sciences.