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  1. Bollywood comes clean via institutional funds

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Shirish Nadkarni

    ... Indian filmmakers turn to bank loans and IPOs after decades of gangland financing, writes Shirish Nadkarni in Mumbai Behind all the glitter and glamour, Bollywood used to carry the stain of its links to India's underworld, which provided the slush money for financing Hindi screen blockbusters. Slowly though, India's film industry- the world's most prolific- ...

  2. Hacken Lee gets up close and personal with select audience during intimate Macau show

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Canto-pop king Hacken Lee Hak-kan travelled to Macau over the weekend to perform for 200 VIPs at the Galaxy's members-only China Rouge club. 'It was a very different experience for me because of its intimate nature. I was able to int ...

  3. Sars hero's tragic love story a hit at the box office

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... who died of leukaemia in 2002. The $4 million movie, financed by the Media Evangelism group, stars leading TVB actress Ada Choi Siu-fun as Tse and award-winning actor Tse Kwan-ho as her ...

  4. In One Person

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd In One Person by John Irving (read by John Benjamin Hickey) Random House (audiobook) John Irving is one of those writers you either love or loathe. Much depends, I suspect, on your attitudes to wrestling, bears and whimsy. Weirdly, perhaps, I found In One Person kind of okay. It tells the story of William Abbott, a famous, 70-something author. In his youth, William ...

  5. Stop kowtowing to mainland tastes, HK directors warned

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Province, in 1970, Jia received funding from Fonds Sud Cinema to finance his two other features, The World and Platform. The funding was set up by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together ... is preparing for a documentary, Still Life, and his fifth feature Tattoo Age, which tells a tale set in the Cultural Revolution and will also involve French financing. The World, Jia's first work ...

  6. Wildlife warriors have director on a roll

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... was a huge success when it opened on the mainland last year. Lu won the $100,000 Cinedigit Award at the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum last Thursday for his next project, Nanking! Nanking!, ...

  7. The next Porter call

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... the producer of Guys and Dolls earlier this year and a 20-year veteran in the management, financing and staging of events, he's probably right. Kiss Me Kate, City Hall Theatre, Central, Nov 24-26, ...

  8. Jack's lass

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Ajay Singh

    ... on movie sets and accompany-ing him to premieres, parties and dinners. The stunning and the stylish became the young Nicholson's personal fashion show. Today, Nicholson is a fashion designer ... rambunctious sons, Sean, seven, and Duke, four (she recently divorced her husband, Mark Norfleet, 38, a surfing instructor), plus a legion of employees, including a personal assistant, a cook, ...

  9. Making it personal

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Up Close and Personal tour, Jackson has dedicated a number one song to each city she'll play. For Hong Kong, she decided on If, the R&B-dance number from her fifth album, Janet. ... is my personal trainer, and Chef Andre of Acafe has provided recipes that I love. 'I really want kids to know that they are perfect just the way they are.' Jackson performs tomorrow ...

  10. Master of finance and wing chun with movie-making under his belt

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu By day Checkley Sin Kwok-lam wears a suit and tie, but by night he transforms himself into a kung fu master worthy of his hero Bruce Lee. The 49-year-old could be called a jack-of-all-trades with a career spread over banking, martial arts and mo ...




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