Angie Chai (Chinese: 柴智屏; pinyin: Chái Zhìpíng, born May 14, 1962 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese television producer. She is best known for producing "idol" dramas, such as Meteor Garden. Chai produced a remake to Meteor Garden in 2018.
Chai graduated from Chinese Culture University, before beginning her career as a screenwriter. She went on work on a variety show, Diamond Stage, as an executive producer and teleplay writer in the 1980s. She also served as producer of Super Sunday, hosted by Chang Hsiao-yen and Harlem Yu.
In 2001, Chai produced the megahit show, Meteor Garden, which was based on a Japanese comic. She also produced its sequels, Meteor Rain (2001) and Meteor Garden II (2002). After the success of Meteor Garden, Chai helped form the boyband F4, made up of the four male leads, Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Vanness Wu, and Ken Chu. Also in 2001, she worked on Peach Girl with Wu and Marmalade Boy with Chu. Chai produced Hi Working Girl with Show Luo and Jolin Tsai in 2003. The same year, Chai collaborated again with Chou and Barbie Hsu for Mars.
Chai worked with Rainie Yang for City of Sky and Devil Beside You in 2005. The stars of Devil Beside You, namely Yang, Mike He, and Kingone Wang, reunited for Why Why Love (2007), also produced by Chai. The same year, Chai produced Corner with Love with Hsu and Sweet Relationship with Chou. Chai worked with Yang again on the popular dramas Miss No Good (2008) and Hi My Sweetheart (2009). In 2011, she produced Rainbow Sweetheart, an adaptation of the Korean drama My Girl. Also in 2011, Chai produced her first film You Are the Apple of My Eye, which was well received by critics.
In 2012, she produced Fondant Garden, starring SS501 member Park Jung-min. Chai worked on the first two films of the Tiny Times franchise in 2013. After Tiny Times, she produced the television dramas First Kiss (2014) and Behind Your Smile (2016), and the films Café. Waiting. Love (2014), The Tenants Downstairs (2016), and Mon Mon Mon Monsters (2017). In April 2017, Chai announced plans to remake Meteor Garden. She handpicked the leads, Shen Yue, Dylan Wang, Darren Chen, Liang Jing Kang, and Caesar Wu. The drama was released in the summer of 2018.
|2002||Meteor Garden II|
|Come to My Place|
|2004||Hi Working Girl|
|Good Beautiful Clinic|
|2005||Good Beautiful Clinic 2|
|City of Sky|
|Devil Beside You|
|2006||Goku Dou High School|
|2007||Corner with Love|
|Why Why Love|
|2008||Wish to See You Again|
|Miss No Good|
|Prince + Princess 2|
|2009||Calling For Love|
|Hi My Sweetheart|
|2016||Behind Your Smile|
|2011||You Are the Apple of My Eye|
|Tiny Times 2|
|2014||Café. Waiting. Love|
|2016||The Tenants Downstairs|
|2017||Mon Mon Mon Monsters|
- Due to her success with idol dramas, Chai has been given the moniker "Idol Drama Godmother" (偶像劇教母).
- Chai has a cameo at the end of the final episode of Meteor Garden (2018) singing "Qing Fei De Yi" with Harlem Yu and the cast.
- She has become friends with Boys Over Flowers creator Yoko Kamio, who she communicates with via WeChat in either English or translated Chinese. Kamio drew Chai a color illustration of Tsukushi and Tsukasa to celebrate her daughter's marriage.
- Her daughter, Kao Chun Ya (高隽雅), also known as Clover Kao, appeared in Chai's dramas, Miss No Good and Hi My Sweetheart. She also contributed a track to the Meteor Garden (2018) soundtrack.
- https://baike.baidu.com/item/柴智屏 (Chinese)
- http://www.businessweekly.com.tw/KIndepArticle.aspx?id=17060 (Chinese)
- https://dailyview.tw/Daily/2016/07/28 (Chinese)
- https://www.instagram.com/p/BzzcvaulSZb/ (Japanese)