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Sherman Chau

  • Hong Kong cinema ticket promotion backfires


    A price promotion by the two largest theatre chains in Hong Kong backfired when movie-goers were charged full price for the most popular films.
  • Hong Kong cinemas slash ticket prices


    Hong Kong's largest cinema chains have slashed ticket prices in an attempt to counter the combined effects of piracy, a post-Chinese New Year cinemagoing decline and a slowing economy with record levels of unemployment.
  • Hong Kong develops taste for comedy


    Hong Kong's reputation as a voracious market for action films may be set to change - a faltering economy and widespread distaste for violence post-September 11 means that light-hearted films are expected to outperform traditional action fare during the all-important Christmas and Chinese New Year holiday season.
  • Golden Harvest reports reduced crop


  • UIP hands over Hong Kong to Golden Harvest


    United International Pictures (UIP) has closed its Hong Kong office in a downsizing move after more than 10 years of operation.
  • Hong Kong's largest studio gets greenlight


    The largest movie studio to be built in Hong Kong has been given the greenlight to begin construction at the end of the year.
  • Chung reassigned at Media Asia Group


    Hong Kong film production and distribution company Media Asia Group has announced the reassignment of group managing director Thomas Chung, ending speculation that Chung would leave the company.
  • Warner Home Video opens Hong Kong office


    Warner Home Video (WHV) launched its own Hong Kong affiliate company on July 5, becoming the first Hollywood studio to capitalise on a lucrative VCD market by establishing a wholly-owned affiliate, with a 12-strong sales and marketing staff.
  • Hong Kong's first completion bond specialist opens


    Hong Kong's first consultancy to specialise in completion bonds made its bow at the Hong Kong Filmart, signalling a growing trend in the territory towards international co-productions and joint financing.
  • Shaw Bros expands Movie City studio plans


    Plans for a new film studio complex in Hong Kong have taken an expansive turn.
  • Universal enters new Era in Hong Kong


    Era Home Entertainment has struck an exclusive deal with Universal Pictures to handle all the studio's home video distribution in Hong Kong.
  • Crouching Tiger takes eight at HK Film Awards


    Hong Kong was in the mood for action as Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon was the big winner at Sunday night's 20th Hong Kong Film Awards with eight statues, including best film and best director.Wong Kar-wai's 1960s love story In The Mood For Love took five awards, nabbing best actor (Tony Leung) and best actress (Maggie Cheung)."It is an honour and I do treasure this honour and the encouragement. I am so delighted that I can receive this award ...
  • Crouching Tiger makes history in Hong Kong


  • Jackie Chan stars in biggest Hong Kong-backed film


    Jackie Chan is to produce and star in The Highbinders - a police action film budgeted at $40m, thought to be the highest amount of Hong Kong capital ever invested in a film.
  • Thailand's Iron Ladies Win In Hong Kong


    A team of Thai male transsexual volleyball players took the number one slot at the Hong Kong box office as the Thai hit The Iron Ladies served up $675,324 in its first four days, making a weekly gross of $954,157 (Aug 31-Sept 6). Distributed on 23 screens by Golden Scene, the camp champs had the highest screen average in the top ten with $41,485.
  • Hong Kong launches support for screenwriters


    Hong Kong's government is backing a HK4.8m ($0.6m) scheme which will enable local screenwriters to write scripts on spec.
  • Chow reduces Golden Harvest stake


    Golden Harvest Entertainment chairman Raymond Chow has sold an 11.7% stake in the company lowering his 34% stake to 22.3%.