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  1. Selected Hong Kong Artists

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alison Jenner Alisan Fine Arts Until Aug 18 As a young man, Lai Tim-cheong would watch as his father, an imperial scholar in the Qing dynasty, brush fluid strokes of black ink on paper. Today he stands in front of his paintings at the Alisan Fine Arts gallery, looking at the calligraphic style he inherited from his father. 'I believe the environment you're born ...

  2. When movie funding has a girlfriend clause

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

    ... like Checkley Sin Kwok-lam, say compromises have to be made. Sin, who is a banker in his day job, invested more than HK$30 million in the martial arts hit The Legend is Born- Ip Man. For Sin, ... in the 1990s, including the box office hit A Chinese Ghost Story. 'It is not easy to make a profit by investing in a single movie, as you never know if it will be a box office hit,' he said. ...

  3. New push to put HK film industry on top in region

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Bid to revive 'Hollywood of Orient' The government has vowed to revitalise the market for Hong Kong films in the region, hoping to restore the glory of a film industry once known as the 'Hollywood of the Orient'. The gove ...

  4. What's On

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... situations. Tickets range from $170-$260 for Fringe Club members and $210-$330 for non-members and are available at HK Ticketing on 31 288 288. CHINESE FILMS The Western China Film Festival, jointly ... Museum. Tickets at $40 are available at Urbtix on 2734 9009. For more information and full screening schedule, go to www.urbtix.gov.hk. PRINT ART The exhibition Searching for Clues explores what ...

  5. Hollywood, HK team up for musical

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow One of the Hollywood-based producers of Oscar-winner Million Dollar Baby is working with a local director on a musical to be released in August. Andre Morgan and director Peter Chan Ho-sun are co-producing Perhaps Love, which is being filmed ...

  6. Chinese takeaway

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kavita Daswani In the 2010 book, The Father of Hollywood, author Gaelyn Whitley Keith recounts how a Chinese man helped name Hollywood. Her great grandfather, H.J. Whitley, one of the area's earliest developers, was reportedly gazing out at the barren land when he came across a Chinese immigrant. Whitley asked the man what he was doing and the labourer said: 'Up early, ...

  7. HK urged to take on role as Chinese movie hub

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Hong Kong should position itself as the centre for Chinese-language films and capitalise on the recent soaring popularity of local productions on the mainland, Hong Kong Film ... for Chinese-language films, an equivalent of the Cannes Film Festival. Fourth and fifth spots were taken by co-productions between Hong Kong and the mainland. The local crime thriller Overheard, directed ...

  8. Chinese filmmakers lead strong Asian charge at Cannes festival

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Chinese filmmakers will be Asia's main representatives at next month's Cannes Film Festival, organisers said last night. Their presence highlights the growing importance of Chinese-language productions- an opportunity Hong Kong film producers are eager to grab. They are prepared to splash out big money to show their work at such an important event. Summer ...

  9. Northern exposure

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... scene. Today, a new generation of more media-savvy filmmakers has emerged on the mainland, and Chinese producers are reaching out to work with their American counterparts, who can now bring their own state-of-the-art skills from Hollywood. Chan said there's a distinct possibility of Hongkongers being squeezed out of the picture. 'They once borrowed our talents in catering, ...

  10. Film

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... (Taiwanese and Mandarin) Comedy-drama about a free spirit with dreams of being a rock musician (Alan Ko You-lun) who takes the demoralised members of his father's din tao art troupe ... Starring Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez. CT Art House Pineapple Underground Film Festival (Puff) 2012 Experimenta presents a programme of more than 25 international independent feature and short ...




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