Singaporean actor Pierre Png signs with two Hollywood agencies

Pierre Png next to a file photo of the Hollywood sign. Photo: Mediacorp
Pierre Png next to a file photo of the Hollywood sign. Photo: Mediacorp

Mediacorp artist Pierre Png is taking two steps toward Hollywood stardom.

To expand his global reach to movie buffs beyond Singapore, 47-year-old Png has signed on with two Hollywood agencies after receiving praise for his role in his 2018 Hollywood debut, Crazy Rich Asians.

One of the firms Png will be fronted by, The Gersh Agency, represents a stable of Asian talent including Indonesia’s Iko Uwais and Ma Dong-seok of Korea. Clients of the other, Luber Roklin Entertainment, include Hollywood actors KJ Apa from teen sitcom Riverdale, Stephen Moyer from vampire series True Blood, and Sean Astin of Lord of the Rings fame.

Png’s Hollywood push was made possible through agreements with his Singaporean agency, Mediacorp’s The Celebrity Agency, in a bid to secure more international opportunities.

“We are happy to be partnering three very established agencies in bringing our local talents to bigger markets,” agency chief Ivy Low said. “At the same time, we also hope to showcase homegrown talents to a wider audience and are looking forward to seeing them shine on the global stage!”

Mediacorp last month signed with Los Angeles talent management company Bohemia Group to represent other actors Zoe Tay, Rebecca Lim, Chantalle Ng, Desmond Tan, Zhang Ze Tong and James Seah for international projects. Bohemia Group currently represents over 500 clients and has offices in New York, London, Berlin and Seoul.

Png is best known at home for roles in Singapore’s long-running sitcom Phua Chu Kang and Chinese-language drama The Little Nyonya.

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