After studying filmmaking at New York University, Terence Chang returned to his native Hong Kong in the late 1970s to become a production manager for Golden Harvest films, Rediffusion Television (RTV), and Johnny Mak Productions. While at Johnny Mak, he produced LONELY 15, DRAGON FORCE, and EVERLASTING LOVE, which was selected to participate in the Director´s Fortnight section of the Cannes Festival in 1984.
While in Hong Kong he greatly contributed to launching the careers of Brandon Lee and Michelle Yeoh and later managed Asia’s superstar Chow Yun-Fat and writer Lilian Lee, author of Farewell, My Concubine. At Film Workshop, he oversaw the making of THE KILLER, SWORDSMAN, SPY GAMES, LOVE AND DEATH IN SAIGON, A CHINESE GHOST STORY II, and GUNMEN, and marketed these films internationally. Mr. Chang joined with director John Woo and together they created ONCE A THIEF and HARD BOILED.
His Hollywood collaborations with Mr. Woo include HARD TARGET, BROKEN ARROW, the two-hour television pilots John Woo´s Once a Thief and Blackjack for Alliance Communications, FACE/OFF, REPLACEMENT KILLERS, THE BIG HIT, the action drama THE CORRUPTOR, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II and ANNA AND THE KING. With John Woo, Mr. Chang formed Lion Rock Productions and produced WINDTALKERS , BULLETPROOF MONK for MGM, and PAYCHECK starring Ben Affleck for Paramount. Mr. Woo and Mr. Chang also formed a video game entity, Tiger Hill Entertainment, which produced MASTER THIEF for Sega.