Mass Media

'Tattoo' take two

You'd think David Fincher was remaking Insomnia, not The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Sunday, 1 January, 2012, 12:00am

Basketball date helped Kenneth net Candy

Taking a girl to a basketball game on a first date might not be such a bad idea. At least that's how Kenneth Ng won over Candy Kok. Candy, 27 and Kenneth, 28, both managers at a fashion accessories company, tied the knot on October 8 at Kowloon City Baptist Church. They celebrated with a banquet at W Hotel.

24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Man who made Christmas

Many book lovers would probably name Charles Dickens as the world's greatest novelist. Few novelists before or since have written such a wide range of stories that readers all over the world have read and enjoyed for so many generations.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Former publisher of sports weekly jailed for corruption

The former publisher of Titan Sports Weekly, one of the mainland's most lucrative sports publications, has been jailed for 11? years for bribe-taking and misappropriation of public funds, the China Youth Daily reported yesterday.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

SinoMedia plans to expand new media business

SinoMedia, a private media advertising firm which offers advertising airtime on China Central Television, plans to invest in new media channels such as websites and mobile video over the upcoming years.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Bale roughed up during activist visit

Hollywood actor and Batman star Christian Bale was roughed up by security guards in Shandong this week when he tried to visit detained legal activist Chen Guangcheng - a move that has cast fresh international attention on the blind campaigner.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The pick of Pedro

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

A breakneck farce about a woman (Carmen Maura) frantically trying to track down her married lover to find out why he's left her, Almodovar's seventh film truly announced him to the world. Emulating the rapid-fire patter of 1950s Hollywood comedies, its inspired lunacy owes just as much to the Looney Tunes cartoons.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Lawyers use heads and feet for charity

International law firm Clifford Chance has given Operation Santa Claus (OSC) uninterrupted support for 11 years not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it captures the imagination of staff, says Peter Charlton, the firm's Asia-Pacific managing partner.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Record fine for Jiang 'death' report

ATV senior vice-president Kwong Hoi-ying repeatedly pressed the station's news department to run a report of former president Jiang Zemin's death that was later found to be erroneous, the Broadcasting Authority said yesterday.

It fined ATV a record HK$300,000 for not verifying the report and answering the watchdog's inquiries in an 'irresponsible manner'.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

FILM (1955)

Kiss Me Deadly Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart Director: Robert Aldrich

Kiss Me Deadly may not be a perfect film, but it has many charming qualities that have elevated it to cult status.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

It's difficult to watch Wilfred for any length of time without having a huge smile on your face. Based on an Australian show of the same name, the American version is about a depressed young lawyer called Ryan (Elijah Wood; The Lord of the Rings) and his curious friendship with his neighbour's dog, played by Jason Gann, who wrote and starred in the original series.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Pro-active team players sought to scale the ladder

Frontline sales, agents and clerical support Centaline Group

The property agency of over 38,000 employees that covers Greater China with seven business lines - and which grew out of a single-desk office in 1978 - is seeking frontline staff, such as sales people, licensed estate agents and frontline clerical support.

3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Drama turned into a crisis as Sarft bans ads

The broadcasting regulator yesterday announced a nationwide ban on advertising during television dramas from next year, prompting concerns of huge losses in advertising revenue.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Hollywood eager to conquer Celluloid Wall of China

Shanghai is rarely described as a city of starry-eyed dreamers - but that could soon be about to change, with a double dose of Hollywood glitz on the horizon.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lawn bowls juniors pair up for contest

Top junior bowlers had an important test at the HKLBA Golden Jubilee International Bowls Mixed Pairs Classic held last week. The Hong Kong youth development team (YDT) sent six players - Vivian Yip Wai-tak, Andrea Chan Hoi-wing, Angel So Ka-he, Adrian Yau Tze-fung, James Po Ting-jun and James Tang Ho-yin - to compete against other top overseas and local pairs.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am