Established in 2017, XS Media is a production company based in Los Angeles and Beijing, focusing on outstanding filmmakers and stellar content. Serving both the domestic and the global market, XS Media collaborates with talents from the US, UK, Europe, and China to produce quality films and Television that combine awards potential with cross-platform profitability.
- PRODUCTION and DEVELOPMENT: XS Media is dedicated to telling earnest stories through genre-bending mid to low budget films with both commercial and awards potential.
- TALENT MANAGEMENT: Representing filmmakers with a cross-cultural background, including but not limited to writer, director, cinematographer, editor and sound designer.
Founder / CEO / Producer | 宋晓文 Rachel Song
Rachel Song, bilingual independent film producer, 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 the best cloud-based fine art gallery Collectrium, the top 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-producing and packaging as Head of Business at Vantage. She is the co-producer of the film Billionaire Boys Club (2017) starring Ansel Elgort and produced by award-winning producer Cassian Elwes.
Rachel started her independent film production banner XS Media in April 2017. She recently produced feature film 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 just wrapped the Chinese-language feature film Summer Knight with debut-director Xing You, starring Lu Huang, Lingchen Ji, and Ludi Lin.
VP, Business & Production | 张天 Tian Zhang
Tian is an upcoming bilingual producer and writer. She received her dual major B.A. degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and Television, Radio & Film from Syracuse University. During her college time, she has produced multiple short films, including OUT OF THE WOODS, GOODNIGHT ODYSSEY, and FRANKIE’S MONSTER.
In 2016, Tian started off as a Development Assistant at Jia Zhangke’s feature film production company Fabula Pictures, where she coordinated the story development of multiple projects, including UNTITLED CHRIS LEE project, Cathy Yan’s feature film DEAD PIG, and the feature adaption of PARADOX 13. Prior to joining XS Media, Tian relocated in Los Angeles and had worked at IM Global and Shandong Film & TV Media Group while continuing producing short films.
VP, Business and Operations | 夏曼 Patricia Xia
Patricia Xia, an uprising film & TV professional who works closely with the Chinese market, holds M.A. in Communications and double B.A in Journalism and Arts from Peking University. She entered the industry in 2014 with working experiences in Chinese media giants like Huaxia Film, Renmin Daily and Huace Group. Prior to joining XS media in 2018, Patricia served as the assistant for Vice President of Huace Group for two years, during which time she was intensely involved with the developing, financing, producing and distributing aspects of multiple domestic & international projects like KILL ME HEAL ME, ENTREPRENEURIAL AGE, AN ORIENTAL ODYSSEY, etc. She is also experienced in overseas business expansion, PR, and corporate administration. She is now the director of business and operations of XS Media.
Director, Production and Talent | 赵桐 Claire Zhao
Claire Zhao is a bilingual film producer. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Producing from Beijing Film Academy, China’s most prestigious film school, she relocated to Los Angeles and gained her Master’s degree in Film Producing at the ArtCenter College of Design.
Prior to joining XS Media, Claire worked on multiple award-winning short films, commercials, TV shows, and Web Series in both China and U.S. Her multi-cultural experience focused on physical production, film/TV project creative development, and project/talent acquisition in partnership with diverse creative teams. Before she relocated to Los Angeles, she developed multiple local language contents for local territories and streaming services. She also served as an associate producer and production manager in commercial industry, where she coordinated productions for Chinese and international clients including ESPN, OPPO, Xiaomi, Alibaba, Canada Broadcasting Company (CBC), and KEF. She is now the director of International Production and Talent of XS Media.