A veteran film producer has been named to the top job at CreateHK which has a mandate to promote the city's creative industries. Jerry Liu Wing-leung, 51, will start work on Monday. Liu was selected from 150 candidates for the post. A co-founder of the Media Asia Group, one of the city's leading producers and distributors of Chinese-language films, Liu served in various senior positions and was the chief executive of Media Asia Entertainment Group from 2001 to 2005, focusing on business development. He also oversaw the production, marketing, distribution and sales of popular films including the Infernal Affairs trilogy and Initial D. In a career than has spanned 25 years, Liu was the planning manager responsible for developing a financial model for the programming of channels at Hong Kong Cable Communication in 1989. He graduated from Vassar College in New York with an honours degree in drama in 1980. The government said Liu was chosen for his proven management abilities in film, television and related sectors. Peter Lam Yuk-wah, the vice-president of the Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association, said Liu was an ideal choice. 'He has a passion for movies and is a very versatile man with experience in scriptwriting and administration,' said Lam. The two had worked together at the same company for a number of years, he said.