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  1. News - Hong Kong - CINEMA

    Fund fails young movie makers, says Hong Kong film community amid calls for overhaul

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Current system for raising profile of local productions criticised for favouring films that are already adequately funded and promoted Filmmakers call for funding overhaul Filmmakers are calling for a revamp of the gov ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Golden age of Hong Kong movies long gone

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... and Stephen Chow Sing-chi. In his book Lam points out that film companies are so money-oriented that they do not want to make a movie that cannot yield a profit. So they decline to make art-house ... of this film will persuade the government to allocate more resources to Hong Kong's film industry. This could help film-makers produce more art-house and low-budget movies, and re-establish ...

  3. Ann Hui- Movie director

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the humanistic side of Hong Kong cinema. It is no coincidence that her three award-winning movies explore the social context that makes or breaks the lives of the weak and vulnerable. Hui received her ... in her career, she became best director again with Summer Snow (1995), which deals with issues about ageing and family relationships in the form of comedy. The movie was presented ...

  4. Indie movies

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung 'It was a lot easier to promote independent movies 10 years ago,' filmmaker Vincent Chui Wai-shun says. 'In the past, people appreciated those who were trying to do something different, which made it possible for us to spread our message and reach our goal... today, it's difficult to promote independent movies in the mainstream media, ...

  5. When movie funding has a girlfriend clause

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Rich mainlanders have been cast as the saviours of many Hong Kong industries, among them property, tourism and retail. Now add movie mogul to their list of roles. Cash-strapped ... to play the young Ip in his film about the mentor of kung fu star Bruce Lee. 'I do not think it is a problem for investors to choose the faces they would like to see in the movies. At the end ...

  6. Creators of 3-D sex movie aim high

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Revealing costumes and giggling filled the HK$5 million set as the serious business of filming the first wholly Hong Kong-made 3-D movie got under way in a secluded Yuen Long studio yesterday. It may be a category III sex movie, but the making of 3-D Sex and Zen is no laughing matter for its creators, who are aiming high as they put together the city's first full ...

  7. Students given master class in film and future of movie-making

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin A group of film buffs from the University of Hong Kong not only got the chance to watch an advanced screening of Stool Pigeon last Thursday, they got to meet the film's director and star, Dante Lam Chiu-yin and Nick Cheung Ka-fai respectively ...

  8. Trio of movies selected for festival in Taiwan

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The Beast Stalker, Accident and Ip Man have been selected to represent Hong Kong at the 53rd Asia Pacific Film Festival in Taiwan in December, the Federation of Motion Film Producers announced yesterday. Federation chairman Crucindo Hung Cho-sing said the ...

  9. Gambling movie goes for authenticity with footage of poker festival in Macau

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... In the 1990s, they made those wacky God of Gamblers movies. Now in 2009, Hong Kong film studio China Star is returning to the dealer table for a new joint project called Poker King, set in the gaming world of Macau. The project has already started shooting in and around Macau. To give it a bit more authenticity than, say, those goofy movies of Chow Yun-fat and Chow Sing-chi being card ...

  10. Avatar top movie at Christmas box office

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the weekend. Crucindo Hung Cho-sing, the chairman of the Hong Kong, Kowloon and New Territories Motion Picture Industry Association, said movie-goers were discriminating. Tickets for Avatar are priced between HK$100 and HK$170, two to three times more expensive than those for non-3D movies. But Hung said the special effects were not the only reason for the movie's box-office success. ...




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