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  1. Drop in local productions leads to fewer Asian Film Award nominations for HK

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... will be better as the Film Development Council began financing film projects last year and many of the films haven't been shown or are still in production,' he said. Mr Wong is also projecting ... Vivienne Chow Beast Stalker, CJ7 and Sparrow were among the few Hong Kong films to pick up nominations at this year's Asian Film Awards,as a decline in the number of local productions ...

  2. Cultural Council puts art and soul into fellowships

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Edited by Kobi Chan Asian Cultural Council annual fellowship awards presentation Where: Hong Kong Arts Centre When: November 9 What: The Asian Cultural Council announced fellowships for 18 art specialists to allow them to pursue further studies, research and artistic collaborations. Who: At the ceremony were William Lo, Susanna Chung, Jay Shaw, Gloria Wong and Catherine Lau. ...

  3. Former district councillor accused of HK$1.7m fraud

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... visited a mainland factory on behalf of Hang Shing and liaised with its clients. The other assistants sent product samples to clients while working as district council assistants, the court heard. ... more than 120 bogus claims for allowances and operation expenses to the district council's secretariat between 2000 and last year. They pleaded not guilty to four joint counts of fraud. ...

  4. Training council prepares first HK orchestra

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau An upcoming concert by the Vocational Training Council's orchestra will let the public catch a glimpse of the hidden artistic side of the council, often seen doing hands-on ... let the public know more about Chinese culture.' The council has invited famous pianist Choi Sown-le and violinist Leung Kin-fung to play alongside the students and staff. Ng Ching-yee, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CINEMA

    Fund fails young movie makers, says Hong Kong film community amid calls for overhaul

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Current system for raising profile of local productions criticised for favouring films that are already adequately funded and promoted Filmmakers call ... of the Film Development Council and producer of recent dance hit The Way We Dance . At present, funding ranges from HK$40,000 to HK$300,000, depending on the ranking of the festivals at which ...

  6. I Love HK a feel-good story, and a great chance to plug some products

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin There are plugs for products aplenty in the Lunar New Year comedy I Love HK, and the premiere on Monday night at the Convention and Exhibition Centre was no different. Eric Tsang Chi-wai, who produced and stars in the film, repeatedly plugged Kee Wah bakery- for which he is a spokesman- throughout the pre-movie festivities. Tsang and the entire cast and crew, including ...

  7. Beauty is skin deep for product launch

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Edited by Kobi Chan Kanebo product launch Where: 1881 Heritage When: October 27 What: Cosmetics maker Kanebo launched its new skincare product. Model Vanessa Yeung Tsang shared her beauty tips with the guests. Who: Among the attendees were Nina Lam, Catleigh Hung, Lelia Chow, Rebecca Tong and Monica Chan. ...

  8. Arts council rejection for curator's post unfair, judge rules

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow An artist won a court battle yesterday against the Arts Development Council over its decision to reject his application to curate Hong Kong's exhibition at one ... sq ft as the likely size of the venue instead of the 3,500 sq ft stated in the guidelines- prepared and approved by the Arts Promotion Committee of the arts council- represented a material ...

  9. Guangdong cinema market opens up to HK filmmakers

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong films made with 100 per cent local content, in contrast to Hong Kong-mainland co-productions. Film council vice-chairman Peter Lam Kin-ngok, an entertainment mogul, said local moviemakers ... cent to 25 per cent, the Film Development Council announced yesterday. In addition, a new subsidy of up to HK$250,000 per movie will be available to cover the costs of distribution ...

  10. Shoppers' complaints rise as online sales grow

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The Consumer Council received 160 complaints about shopping online in the first 11 months of the year, up from 152 during the whole of last year and 88 in 2004. The council's deputy chief executive, Connie Lau Yin-hing, said the rising number of complaints was natural as more people shopped online. 'We don't preclude a rising trend during the festive ...




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