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  1. HK Film Festival, Fox studios offer new movie award

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ClarenceTsui in Cannes clarence.tsui@scmp.com The Hong Kong International Film Festival has joined forces with a major American studio in offering a new award aimed at promoting independent Chinese-language films. The winning project gets a shot at Hollyw ...

  2. Movie a mainland draw

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow While 3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy has no chance of reaching mainland cinemas, curious movie-goers from across the border are snapping up four-day package tours a month before it opens in Hong Kong, just to watch it. Advertised on mainland travel website GZ600.cn, the 268 yuan (HK$318) per person tours include return transport, VIP movie tickets, travel ...

  3. The original disaster movie ... and the curse continues

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Chinese people are superstitious. And so are New Yorkers. In the programme of this year's New York Asian Film Festival, organisers warned the audience of the potential aftermath of watching one of its films: 'Note: Any injuries sustained by the ...

  4. 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 ...

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

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

    ... spots, taking more than 26 million yuan and 22 million yuan respectively. Mr Fung said the three Hong Kong movies had proved so popular because they had been filmed at the right time- when ...

  6. World's first 3D erotic movie to be made in HK, says producer

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... will begin in April on the HK$30 million movie, titled 3D Sex and Zen, and its producer vows to make the love scenes as realistic as possible. 'Just imagine that you'll be watching it as if you were sitting beside the bed,' said Stephen Shiu Jnr, chairman of One Dollar Production and the movie's producer. Around 25 to 30 per cent of the movie will be love scenes. ...

  7. Movie-makers show way to cross-border success

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on foreign movies will surely encourage local movie studios to move in this direction. If the Infernal Affairs trilogy symbolises the potential for Hong Kong's film industry to succeed ... the deeper pool of talent, locations and cultural heritage. The mainland's movie industry, too, could well benefit from collaboration with filmmakers who bring an international perspective ...

  8. Play it again

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Art-house movies are on the agenda, but only with a little help from a resident film buff, writes Andrew Sun MANY BIG CITIES are home to slightly rundown but charming theatres that screen ... of about 100 great old movies that we could screen over and over, so new audiences like high-schoolers could keep discovering classic films. But that wasn't possible. 'Even if you have ...

  9. Political dramas

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... connections, the left-wing companies also led the way in cross-border co-productions. Sun Luen, for instance, was able to shoot in Hangzhou for its Cantonese opera movie So Siu Siu (1962); and An Ideal ... in Guangzhou. Before the advent of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), the ostensibly apolitical nature of these left-wing movies helped assure their popularity with audiences at home and in Southeast ...

  10. Hold the heroics in saving HK's silver screens

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... our town centres. First pushed aside by property agencies and now by Italian-themed rip-offs preying on mainland tourists, what has happened to a night at the movies? It can't be blamed ... them to move from the ground level to cheaper higher floors. But something else has happened to a night at the movies- and it's illustrated by my favourite cinema in my district, Repulse ...




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