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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong arts festival seeks more funding for future growth

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Vivienne Chow

    ... by inflation over the years and the festival could only do less if that stayed level. In addition to bringing more top acts to Hong Kong, the city could help groom artistic talents by investing in more ... more Arts Festival seeks more funding Hong Kong will host its largest contingent yet from Russia's Bolshoi opera and ballet and a string of artistic big names in next year's arts ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Art auctions see moves in quality but not quantity

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... nearly 32,000 visitors, 7,000 more than last year, and an estimated sales value of HK$520 million. The Asia Contemporary Art Show, a hotel fair, attracted more than 8,000 visitors, with estimated ... "People are willing to spend, but they are after top-quality works," said Loretta Lo Suk-heung, operations director of China Guardian (Hong Kong) Auctions. And for galleries, selling works ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Golden Harvest's Raymond Chow recalls glory days of Hong Kong film

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    .... That success story is being retold in a Hong Kong Film Archive retrospective, "The Cinematic Matrix of Golden Harvest", at this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival. A highlight ... the Hong Kong awards this year, only 23 are strictly local productions, the rest being co-productions with the mainland. This is a significant drop compared with the 31 local films among the total ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    ATV to make dramatic pitch to win back viewers

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:21am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com ATV to make dramatic pitch to win back viewers Beleaguered broadcaster ATV has made a renewed effort to appeal to Hong Kong viewers by offering more ... produced by Ricky Wong Wai-kay's Hong Kong Television Network, which has shelved all its shows after failing to get a free-to-air television licence. ATV made the pledge after applying ...

  5. Lack of funds leaves cinema tales untold

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and running until the end of the month. Visual history Seldom seen footage has been found from Hong Kong in the 1960s The number of reels of footage the film archive has collected is 7,000 ... heritage, including over 7,000 reels of film. It wants to publish more books about the collection but lacks the resources. 'If we had more resources, not only could we publish our own research ...

  6. Star tells of frustration at years of failed talks

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui, Olga Wong, Vivienne Chow

    ... spokesman said it would make recommendations if it received a request from the Tourism Commission. The collection includes seven houses, each of 6,000 to 7,000 sq ft, a stage and a pavilion. Mr So said they had been stored in three different warehouses in Hong Kong. Chan had spent tens of millions of dollars to maintain the houses over the past 20 years, including cost of the storage ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ART

    European art museums flock to Asia to exhibit- and attract donations

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Vivienne Chow

    ... that has helped support several Western institutions as they struggle with funding losses amid the region's prolonged economic crisis. To Hong Kong art collector Alan Lau, Western cultural ... in this part of the world, particularly in Hong Kong, as the museum big boys have discovered. A year and a half ago, Musee du Louvre in Paris set out to raise €26 million (HK$281 million) to restore ...

  8. Mia Farrow to highlight Darfur crisis during HK parade

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Hollywood actress and human rights activist Mia Farrow will make a public appearance in Hong Kong on the day of the Olympic torch relay in the city to call for China to act on the Darfur crisis. The 63-year-old Golden Globe Award-winning star will be speaking at a Foreign Correspondents' Club lunch on May 2, and hopes to use the Olympics to put pressure on Beijing ...

  9. Low-profile Richard Li keeps first child well away from HK

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... grandfather Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong's richest man. Despite the birth, Richard Li, the 42-year-old chairman of PCCW, said he had no plans yet to marry the 20-year-old actress. Mr Li told the South ... argued that the contracts were unenforceable and unconscionable. The case settled out of court. This year, Forbes said Li Ka-shing, 80, was Hong Kong's richest man and Asia's ...

  10. HK filmmakers look further afield for new investors

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... crisis. Ivy Ho, deputy director of the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, said business at recent film trade events- ... in Hong Kong films was much lower because of their relatively smaller scale. This year's HAF is a three-day matchmaking platform between filmmakers from 27 selected Asian film projects ...




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