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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Hong Kong encouraged to stay the star of its movies

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by Vivienne Chow

    ... International Film Festival last night- are among the latest examples. "There has been a worry that Hong Kong culture and [the Cantonese] language will disappear," as reflected in recent Hong ... are local characteristics presented in a story they can understand," Pang said. Aberdeen will open in Hong Kong and around the world in May. The Hong Kong International Film Festival runs until ...

  2. Lifestyle - ENTERTAINMENT

    Filmmakers told to follow the crowd in financing bid

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... today- and crowdfunding is in the spotlight. Roger Garcia, executive director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, said crowdfunding would work well with the growing interest in short films, or "micro movies" as they are known on the mainland. The society organises the annual Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), which opens today at the Convention ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Asia's answer to the Academy ready for action

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of presenting the Asian Film Awards, which was organised by Hong Kong alone in the past. It will be run under the joint efforts of the Hong Kong International Film Festival, Busan International Film ... Kong International Film Festival Society, said. The new academy will be a professional body for the regional industry, Wong said. It will be the Asian counterpart of industry bodies including ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Extravagant events 'not enough' to keep the Hong Kong showbiz industry's star shining

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:11am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Filmart, the expo also showcases the fundraising Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum, the Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Hong Kong Film Awards. Raymond Yip, assistant executive ... director of the Hong Kong Film Awards Association, at a pre-launch of the expo yesterday. The government-funded initiative, led by the Trade Development Council, brings together nine show business ...

  5. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Cannes Film Festival rolls out red carpet for Spielberg

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Fitzgerald's novel, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is this year's festival opener, a choice that surprised many since the film opened last week in North America. It opens in Hong Kong today. Cannes ... Agence France-Presse in Cannes Legendary filmmaker heading the jury for 12-day Cannes film festival Red carpet rolled out for Spielberg The art of the blockbuster took centre stage ...

  6. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    12 Years a Slave wins top prize at Toronto International Film Festival

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... it won top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, took the BlackBerry People's Choice award for best film. Based ... played at the 11-day Toronto International Film Festival, which ended on Sunday. The runner-up for Toronto prize, which is selected by festival audiences, was Stephen Frears' Philomena. ...

  7. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    One for the ages: Transformers film breaks mainland box office records

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:45am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... in ticket sales on its first day of release and 224 million yuan on Saturday. The fourth instalment in the franchise, part of which was shot in Hong Kong, is drawing close to X-Men: Days of Future ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Movie's 600m yuan in sales comes after film official warns about Hollywood's dominance Transformers sets opening weekend record Michael Bay's ...

  8. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    State-owned China Film Group invest millions in Hollywood productions Seventh Son and Warcraft

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 04:08am by Angela Meng

    ... giant has funded movies made there. CFGC chairman La Peikang and Peter Loehr, CEO of Hong Kong-based American subsidiary Legendary East, announced the move just two days before the opening of the Beijing International Film Festival. The companies will team up for Seventh Son, a fantasy movie starring Oscar winner Jeff Bridges, and Warcraft, based on the popular video game series. Neither ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Bafta launches series of educational projects in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:29am by Amy Nip

    ... Kong International Film Festival to show some of the Bafta-nominated films during the annual event. Apart from increasing the charity's influence away from home, it is hoped ... by starting educational projects in Hong Kong. The British Academy of Film and Television Acts (Bafta) also marked its move with a special award to centenarian entertainment mogul Sir Run Run Shaw. ...

  10. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Metallica win over wary Glastonbury crowd

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:43am by Reuters

    ... music festival. After opening with Creeping Death and For Whom the Bell Tolls, front man James Hetfield said they were representing "the heavier side of music" at the festival held on a farm in rural southwest England. There’s no other band in the festival’s history that has been so keen to play FESTIVAL FOUNDER MICHAEL EAVIS The choice of the US group, who have sold more than ...




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