Today, Shaw is the No.1 distributor of worldwide independent films in Singapore - representing companies like Bloom, FilmNation, Foresight, Lions Gate International, Mr Smith Entertainment, Pathe, Studiocanal, Solution Entertainment,Timeless Films and many others. Shaw is also the leading distributor of Chinese films representing Hong Kong film giants like Pegasus and Mega Vision and China film giants like Huayi Brothers and Wanda Group. At any one time, audiences at Shaw cinemas can enjoy independent films of any language, of all genres.
Between 2005 to 2015, Shaw released over 500 films with bigger films commanding over fifty screens each. These include top blockbuster franchises like the Step Up, Now You See Me and the Twilight franchise series. No stranger to the Oscars when award season rolls around, Shaw distributes by far the largest number of Oscar nominated titles like Spotlight, Room, Imitation Game, 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club and Blue Jasmine.
Shaw is also the biggest distributor of the best of Asian cinema, having released over the past few years films like Ip Man 3, From Vegas to Macau series, SPL series and The Monkey King series. IP Man 3 currently holds the record of the biggest Chinese blockbuster in history.
The Shaw movie distribution team is currently headed by Mr Christopher Shaw and is staffed by veterans of the film industry like Mr Toh Lan Sin (asian film distribution), Ms Carol Chay (asian fim marketing/promotions), Mr Rudy Marianto (marketing/promotions), Mr Terence Heng (media platforms development), and Ms Claudia Yap (cinema programming).
With an extensive network of screens (including three IMAX screens which are exclusive to Shaw), both narrow-release art house films and wide-release blockbusters are able to achieve maximum exposure islandwide.
Heading cinema operations is Mr Mark Shaw whose team comprises of highly experienced managers and operators with decades of experience in the business.