A former security guard yesterday admitted accepting $300 from a Sudden Weekly magazine reporter as 'tea money' in exchange for letting him film a shoot for Wong Kar-wai's long-awaited movie 2046. Tse Fai, 30, formerly employed by Group 4 Falck (HK) Limited as a night-shift security guard, also solicited $500 from the reporter, Leung Shun-key, to video certain acting and costumes. Appearing in Western Court before magistrate Timothy Jenkins, he admitted two charges of accepting an advantage and one of soliciting an advantage between February 1 and 5. Prosecutor Jonathan Man Tak-ho told the court that Tse was assigned to guard a building in Victoria Road that was being leased by Jettone Films Limited to shoot the film 2046, which has been in production for more than 10 years. Jettone enlisted Group 4 to provide security services at the site. Mr Man said that on February 1, the defendant intercepted Leung, who identified himself as a reporter and said he wanted to photograph the site. The court heard that when Leung offered Tse $200 for taking pictures, the defendant agreed. Four days later, Leung turned up again and gave Tse a further $100 to take more pictures of the site, the court heard. Leung also offered Tse $500 to help him videotape acting scenes and costumes and gave him a digital video camera. Leung then gave his mobile number to the defendant. But Tse did not contact him as filming was suspended. On March 14, eight photographs of the shoot appeared in Sudden Weekly, with a report by Leung, triggering an ICAC investigation. Mr Man told the court Tse had indicated that he would assist the ICAC inquiry. The case was adjourned to July 2 for sentencing. An ICAC spokesman said last night that no charge had been laid against Leung, who has been released on bail.