Rachel Song, producer, writer and director, Variety “10 Producers to Watch 2018”, Screen International “Future Leaders 2018”, founder & president of XS Media. With a dual BA degree in Film Study and Philosophy from Peking University, Master’s Degree in Arts and Cultural Management from Pratt Institute and Entertainment Industry Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Rachel started her entertainment career at National Theatre of China as a producer for the well-renowned director Tian Qinxin’s acclaimed musicals Nightclub and We are all sick. She then expanded her professional career with Global companies such as cloud-based fine art gallery Collectrium, international sales agency IM Global, and US-China film production company Kylin Pictures in the past few years.
In December 2015, Rachel co-founded Vantage Entertainment in Los Angles. She has developed valuable business partnerships and brought in premium film projects from all around the world for acquisitions, financing, co-production and packaging as Head of Business at Vantage.
Rachel started her independent film production banner XS Media in April 2017. She recently produced feature films A Kid Like Jake (2018) starring Jim Parsons, Claire Danes and Octavia Spencer with That’s Wonderful Productions and Burn Later Pictures, and Sundance award winner Nancy (2018) starring Andrea Riseborough, Steve Buscemi, and Ann Dowd with the James Bond franchise producer Barbara Broccoli and female-driven film fund Gamechanger Films. Rachel and XS Media’s first Chinese-language feature film Summer Knight has just won Asian Future’s Best Film Award at 2019 Tokyo International Film Festival, starring Lu Huang, Lingchen Ji and Ludi Lin.