The Film Development Council will review its funding schemes and draft new proposals for nurturing talent, but these won't be enough to move the industry forward if film development is not considered within the context of overall cultural policy, the council's new chairman has said.Monday, 17 June, 2013, 5:39am
Multimillion-dollar backing from a Taiwanese city for Ang Lee to produce his Oscar-winning Life of Pi has prompted a call for Hong Kong to offer similar direct support to its top film directors. Film Development Council chairman Jack So Chak-kwong said Hong Kong's support for movie projects was "nothing" compared with the NT$50 million (HK$13 million) raised by the government of Taichung for Lee.20 Mar 2013 - 5:50am
Zero-tolerance approach to doping
I refer to Alvin Sallay's article on cyclist Steven Wong's doping case ("Wong makes us all look like dopes", January 27).7 Feb 2013 - 2:41am 2 comments
With Hollywood studios reluctant to put up the full cost of production, more than one-third of the money to make the film was raised in the city.24 Jan 2013 - 10:10am
The headlines this first week of January have been filled with figures on China's box office for 2012, with many in the media predictably focusing on the fact that foreign films overtook domestic ones to win the box office crown last year.4 Jan 2013 - 12:16pm
I refer to Martin Seng's letter ("Ailing film industry needs financial help from government", October 28), which requires clarification.4 Nov 2012 - 3:36am
Bollywood and Mumbai are as intertwined as tree roots, each inconceivable without the other. The label which denotes the Indian film industry was coined by combining Mumbai city's earlier name, Bombay, and Hollywood.20 Aug 2012 - 4:35am
A movie park should be built on the former Tai Hom Village site in Diamond Hill to strengthen the local industry and preserve the city's filmmaking heritage, according to a joint proposal from concern groups.16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Only films with small and medium-sized budgets will qualify for money from a HK$300 million fund announced in the budget, an official says.8 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Few fear China's entry into the World Trade Organisation more than its film industry.9 Oct 2000 - 12:00am
Another film studio was proposed as part of efforts to boost the ailing industry.
It was the second time in three years that Mr Tung, a movie buff, has proposed a film studio as a panacea for the local industry's falling returns at the box office.7 Oct 1999 - 12:00am
The Government is considering making it an offence for film-goers to possess unauthorised video recording equipment in cinemas.
Initial discussions had been held with the film industry and cinema operators, the Trade and Industry Bureau said in a paper.1 Jan 1999 - 12:00am
EUROPEAN film was in decline. British film makers were projecting that if American movies continued to take over the cinemas at the same rate, then there would be no British film at all within four years.
Film companies all over Europe got together and decided that something had to be done to stop Hollywood taking over completely.5 Nov 1995 - 12:00am
DO you have both artistic and business skills ? Try a career in television/film producing.
The recent dramatic upsurge in cable, satellite and terrestrial forms of television transmission in Asia has stimulated renewed interest in the potential for careers in the TV/film industry.28 Dec 1993 - 12:00am