Passion. Experience. Diligence. Creativity.
Metan Global Entertainment LLC
(“Metan” / “Company”) is a China-centric media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium content across television, online, social media, and film specifically for the China (“CN”) market by bridging Hollywood and China and innovating China’s media landscape to a new era of production and content. Metan’s 360o media business model fully integrates alternative ancillary businesses across its content including Hollywood representation, digital media, and e-commerce platforms.
Formed in 2008, Metan is co-founded by Larry Namer (co-founder of E! Entertainment), Marty Pompadur (former Chairman of News Corporation Europe) and Jean Zhang (founder of AmeriLink Group). Metan was formed as the first Chinese-centric media and entertainment company to bridge China and Hollywood by leveraging the best practices from both the West and the East.
Metan is a California based corporation, which has a symbiotic relationship with Mei Tian Mei Yu (“Mei Tian”), a Chinese corporation based in the capital, Beijing. Beijing is the center of culture and communication for the country. This relationship creates the capacity for the appropriate business licenses to be obtained, which facilitates the ability to produce programming, distribute programming, and sell sponsorship / advertising in China. Collectively,
Metan’s full management team is comprised of impressive, talented, and experienced media and entertainment business professionals from both China and the US who have created and/or led and managed billion-dollar companies. Metan has offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Palo Alto and Beijing.
Our Executive Team
CHAIRMAN & Co-Founder
With over 40 plus years of experience, Marty Pompadur is an industry veteran having held multiple executive positions across some of the major studios including Chairman of News Corp Europe (former), Board of Directors of ABC (former), Vice Chairman of Macquarie Capital (current), Director of Nextstar Broadcasting Group (current), and Board of Member of IMAX (current).
CEO & Co-Founder
An entertainment industry veteran with over 40 years professional experience in cable television, live events and new media, Larry Namer is a founding partner of Metan Global Development Group (Metan), and an accomplished entrepreneur. Mr. Namer is the co-founder of E! Entertainment Television, a company now valued at over $3.5 billion USD, and the creator of several successful companies in the United States and overseas.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & Co-Founder
Executive Vice President of China Operations & Co-Founder of Metan, previously she founded AmeriLink Group, a management consulting company that specialized in the promotion of international business between the United States and China.
Jean Zhang provides a multi-cultural understanding along with bilingual capabilities. Jean Zhang is a leading authority on media and entertainment in the United States and China. Her unique position and perspectives are what allows us the ability to bring high quality entertainment content to the Chinese market and which Chinese content has the potential to speak to an international audience.