Industry Film production
Successor Clear Water Bay Land Company Limited
Founded 27 December 1958; 60 years ago
Headquarters Hong Kong (main; English
n 1925, three Shaw brothers—Runje, Runme, and Runde—founded Tianyi Film Company (also called Unique) in Shanghai, and established a film distribution base in Singapore, where Runme and the youngest brother, Run Run Shaw, managed the precursor to the parent company, Shaw Organisation. Runme and Run Run took over the film production business of its Hong Kong-based sister company, Shaw & Sons Ltd., and in 1958, a new company, “Shaw Brothers,” was set up. In the 1960s, Shaw Brothers established what was once the largest privately owned studio in the world, Movietown.