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  1. Hollywood films boost Ani-Com figurine sales

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Thomas Chan and Michael Au The Ani-Com and Games fair ended yesterday, and despite the early controversy some exhibitors said sales of superstar figurines got a big boost from Hollywood blockbuster movies. Hong Kong-based figurine maker Hot Toys saw business rise 30 per cent from last year, on the popularity of film characters such as Captain America and Jim Gordon of The Dark Knight ...

  2. Margin Call (Film)

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau A question repeatedly asked by the bankers in Margin Call is: 'How much do you make?' Directed by newcomer J.C. Chandor, the film tells the story of an investment bank ... of making decisive moral-or-money calls like a Wall Street chief executive, this film will give you a taste of what that life is like. But be warned: it leaves a bitter taste. ...

  3. Few takers for HK film fund

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Administrators of the HK$300 million Film Development Fund have launched a new promotion among filmmakers after the first drew a lukewarm response. Hong Kong Film Development ... complicated. 'There was not enough promotion but I believe, after the recent approval of two film projects, industry professionals have a better idea of what the fund is all about,' he said. ...

  4. Film fund is free to back losers

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The soon-to-be-formed Film Development Council would be free to fund films critical of the government and productions that might lose money, a government minister said. Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology Joseph Wong Wing-ping was outlining his vision for the HK$300 million fund to be set up to finance film production. Speaking on a radio programme, he said he ...

  5. Economic boom raises hopes of film industry

    Posted Jan 05th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The film industry is hoping that the improving economy will help movie workers prosper after a slump lasting for years. Woody Tsung Wan-chi, chief executive of the Hong Kong, ... stronger and people now seem happier and are in the mood to spend more on entertainment,' he said. 'I hope the movie industry can seize the chance to make more good films and investors ...

  6. Calls for New York approach to films

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong should adopt a more marketing-oriented approach to boosting the city's stagnating film industry instead of just providing handouts to filmmakers, industry leaders ... closer at what New York is doing to promote its filmmaking industry. Mr Cheung pointed out that the city offered a unique 'concierge service' aimed at assisting film production in areas ...

  7. Copyright curbs for rental films and comics

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... now as low as $5, will surge after the measures, outlined by the Commerce Industry and Technology Bureau, take effect. They follow an outcry from members of the film and comic book industries, ... rights on comic books and film DVDs and VCDs, which would enable copyright owners to authorise and restrict commercial rental of their works. But such rights will not be introduced until ...

  8. All Media, SMI seek film funds

    Posted Sep 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sidney Luk The allure of the mainland's growing television and film market has persuaded Beijing All Media and Culture Co, the operational arm of Beijing All Media and Culture Group, ... yuan by the end of the year to finance television and film projects, SMI managing director Philip Wong said, adding it would not engage in content production. The partners will establish ...

  9. Film-maker B&S tumbles 94pc in rapid sell-off

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sidney Luk and Prashant Rao Firm says it has nothing to disclose as market speculates on massive short selling Shares in B&S Entertainment Holdings plunged 94.12 per cent within an hour yesterday, leaving company officials desperate to explain the steep sell-off. The Growth Enterprise Market company, which makes and distributes films, fell to 4.7 cents from 80 cents ...

  10. Business - Money - WEALTH

    Crowdfunding and the media

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Catherine Shoard Play tothe crowdfunder David Fincher's last film made £145 million (HK$1.8 billion) worldwide. The previous one took £140 million, plus three Oscars, and a Golden Globe and a Bafta for best director. On the side, Fincher directs glossy ads for big agencies. Now: give this man your money. "Help us make a NEW KIND of animated film... one that's ...




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