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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ENTERTAINMENT

    Non-Chinese can succeed in local entertainment industry, says actress

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:23pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... that she has not found being Caucasian a problem in going forward in the Hong Kong entertainment industry. “Whether it’s an advantage or disadvantage depends on how you see it, and how you use it,” ... for Canto-pop stars such as William So Wing-hong and Jade Kwan Sum-yin. While teaching drama and working as a choreographer, she looked for a chance to break into the local entertainment industry. We’re ...

  2. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    How popcorn has become a 390 million yuan hit with mainland Chinese movie-goers

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 06:02pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Snack big revenue earner at cinema chain as China has become the world's second-largest film market outside the US Popcorn has become a big money maker ... pocketed by movie theatres alone,” said Huang. Although under strict censorship, the mainland’s movie industry is booming, attracting 504 million movie viewers in the first ten months of last year. ...

  3. Artists can't afford to ignore Asia, says music industry visionary Jimmy Iovine

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to China,' says Iovine, 58, who was most recently a high-profile mentor on the hit US music show American Idol. 'And obviously with the Chinese economy the way it is, Hong Kong is a market ... on Hong Kong as a market because the music industry can only survive by going digital, and bands can only grow by touring. 'And Hong Kong is one of the major markets for both of these areas ...

  4. Boost for city's creative industries

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow More large-scale events, including an Asian music awards, will be staged to boost the city's creative industries, but bringing creativity to the community is the ultimate key to success, the head of CreateHK says. Jerry Liu Wing-leung (pictured) appointed in March to head the government office which leads the development of the creative industries says: ...

  5. Film industry seeks extra training cash

    Posted Aug 04th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... for the recovering movie industry. Boosted by an improving economy and demand from the mainland as a result of higher quotas under the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa), the filmmakers hope ... on professional training and the rest was being held in a trust fund for the industry. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the first film production training course launched by the Vocational Training ...

  6. HK movie industry gets top billing

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... of the city's movie industry. Four newly produced RTHK documentaries on the development of Hong Kong's movie industry will be shown on Tuesdays on ATV Home. The programmes, in Cantonese without English subtitles, will chart the rise of local independent moviemaking, the industry's opportunities in the European and American markets, and major events in the history of film in Hong ...

  7. Media industry losing credibility with public

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Hong Kong residents generally believe less of what they read, hear and see in local news media, a Chinese University survey shows. Rated 6.85 out of 10, the South China Morning Post was still the most credible newspaper in the city. But RTHK replaced the Post as the most credible local media organisation with a score of 6.95. The entire media industry was given ...

  8. Film industry must follow its stars

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

    ... The great paradox facing Hong Kong's film industry is that while the global appeal of some of our most talented actors and directors is growing by the day, the glory days ... Film Festival can shed some light on how the industry can be revived. Granted, because there are a variety of reasons for the current situation, there are no easy answers. Two economic ...

  9. HK$300m fund to boost film industry opens for applications

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan A HK$300 million fund to help finance small- and medium-budget movies made in Hong Kong opened for applications yesterday in a bid to resuscitate the local film industry. Productions with budgets of less than HK$12 million are eligible to apply for money from the Film Development Fund. Once the fund vetting committee of the Film Development Council, made up of industry ...

  10. Stirring tourist industry puts out big welcome mat

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor CHINA'S TOURIST arrivals have been growing steadily following the country's opening to the world in 1979. According to figures provided by the World Tourism Organisation, the country, which was the world's 18th largest tourist destination in 1980, had moved gradually into fifth place by 1999. The organisation predicts China will become the largest ...




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