All Hong Kong articles – Page 10

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    Golden Scene takes Hong Kong rights to Blood Brothers

    2007-03-20T22:00:00Z

    On the first day of Filmart, Taiwan's CMC Entertainment has sold gangster epic Blood Brothers to Hong Kong distributor Golden Scene. The debut film by Alexi Tan will open across Chinese-language territories in August.'Golden Scene is known for distributing high quality commercial pictures,' said

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    Mandarin Films banks on Wong's Wonder Woman

    2007-03-20T22:00:00Z

    Hong Kong's Mandarin Films is commencing sales on Barbara Wong Chun-chun's upcoming comedy drama Wonder Woman here at Filmart.Gigi Leung and Fiona Sit will head the cast of the film which follows a local career woman during the period from the handover of Hong Kong until the present day.'Barbara

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    The Host wins the most at inaugural Asian Film Awards

    2007-03-20T22:00:00Z

    Bong Joon-ho's hit monster movie The Host was the big winner at the inaugural Asian Film Awards last night, scooping four out of ten prizes including best film and best actor for Song Kang-ho. The film, which is South Korea's biggest-grossing local production, also picked up best cinematographer

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    Korea's Cineclick Asia merges with Fantom Entertainment Group

    2007-03-20T22:00:00Z

    Major Korean sales agent Cineclick Asia has merged with the KOSDAQ-listed Fantom Entertainment Group.Originally a purveyor of golf equipment and clothing, Fantom in the past two years has expanded its businesses to include film, TV and music production and distribution. Its talent management stable

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    Asia needs education and government funding for mid-budget films

    2007-03-20T22:00:00Z

    Better education and more government funding for new Asian film-making talents could be the secrets to making more successful mid-budget Asian films, experts told Filmart attendees at a Tuesday panel.The region has already had some good news with the Hong Kong government's recent promise to create

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    China's Megajoy kicks off production arm with gourmand drama

    2007-03-20T22:00:00Z

    Shanghai-based Megajoy Group, formerly known as Megadia Entertainment, has expanded its scope to film production and set up a production wing in Beijing.The first feature film in 2007 slate is suspense drama Shuang Shi Ji, which began shooting last week in Chongqing city of west China.Starring Hong

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    Korean Film Council expands criteria for filmmakers lab applicants

    2007-03-20T22:00:00Z

    The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has announced that it is opening up its candidacy for the Filmmakers Development Lab (FDL) from Korean-Americans and Korean nationals to all ethnic Koreans who can work in the English language.Last year, the inaugural FDL, modeled on the Sundance labs, paired five

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    ARP takes all French rights to Eye In The Sky

    2007-03-20T22:00:00Z

    French distributor ARP Selection has acquired all rights to Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) opener Eye In The Sky from Fortissimo Films.Produced by Hong Kong's Milkyway Image for Sundream Motion Pictures, the film is the directorial debut of award-winning scriptwriter Yau Nai Hoi

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    Activers makes Friends with NCN

    2007-03-20T22:00:00Z

    New Korean sales agent Activers Entertainment is presenting a slate of New Cinema Network (NCN) HD films, led by the recently completed film The Friends.Directed by Lee Young-jae, whose hit Harmonium In My Memory starred Jeon Do-youn and Lee Byoung-hun, The Friends is based on a best-selling

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    Hong Kong's Filmko unveils five to be financed

    2007-03-19T22:00:00Z

    Hong Kong's Filmko Entertainment will put aside up to HK$70 mn this year for five productions including Pang Ho Cheung's Exodus and Law Chi Leung's Kidnap, both currently in post-production, according to president Dominic Yip.Exodus, featuring Simon Yam and Annie Liu as husband and wife, revolves

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    Degeto gets TV rights to Getting Home from Fortissimo

    2007-03-19T22:00:00Z

    German broadcaster Degeto Film, making its first trip to Filmart, has closed its first deal with Fortissimo Films for the TV rights to Getting Home.Zhang Yang's Hong Kong/China co-production was selected for the 2006 Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum and recently won the ecumenical jury prize

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    Korean Film Council reorganises in wake of new ticket tax

    2007-03-19T22:00:00Z

    With a 3% ticket tax going into effect July 1, the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) is reorganizing its in-house structure to manage the new funds.Initially, concerns were voiced over who would shoulder the burden of the tax - filmgoers, exhibitors or producers - but 'the industry realizes that taking

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    Singapore/US financier Upside Down commits to Exodus

    2007-03-19T22:00:00Z

    New Singapore-US film financing venture Upside Down Entertainment (UDE) is to back Daniel Chan's $12.8m Exodus, the first installment of the Battle of Hong Kong trilogy, as its first project. The new entity, a joint venture between Singapore's production house Upside Down Concepts and Mark Byers'

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    Singapore's I Not Stupid franchise goes to China

    2007-03-19T22:00:00Z

    Following the phenomenal success of I Not Stupid and I Not Stupid Too, which is nominated for best Asian film at this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival, MediaCorp Raintree Pictures is set to extend the franchise to the vast China market with a follow-up to be shot entirely in China.I Not

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    Chang's Butterfly reborn with CMC backing

    2007-03-19T22:00:00Z

    Taiwan's CMC Entertainment has boarded Chang Tso-chi's gangster drama Butterfly. The long-gestating film has been a regular participant at project markets since it was first announced in 2003. Chang is attending Filmart's HAF with his forthcoming feature, The Dream.Production of Butterfly halted

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    Fortissimo boards Pen-ek's Ploy as co-producer, sales agent

    2007-03-19T22:00:00Z

    Fortissimo Films has come onboard as co-producer on Pen-ek Ratanaruang's latest film Ploy, an erotic psychological drama about jealousy produced by the Thai writer-director's longtime producer Thailand's Five Star Production. Fortissimo is also selling the film, which is currently in

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    High Point takes on Australian teen story 48 Shades

    2007-03-19T22:00:00Z

    High Point Films has taken on world sales for Australian coming-of-age teen story 48 Shades. Actor Daniel Lapaine makes his directorial debut with the adaptation of Nick Earls' cult novel 48 Shades Of Brown. Fiona Crago and Rob Marsala produced for Prima Productions. Richard Wilson, who stars in

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    Three Dots backs first-time directors on 2007 slate

    2007-03-19T22:00:00Z

    Continuing its support for developing new talent, Taiwan's Three Dots Entertainment is to back two feature films by young first-time directors in their twenties. Gavin Lin will start filming his feature debut Tears (working title) this June. The low budget production is a warm-hearted animal film

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    Studio 2.0 pacts for eight titles with VOD outfit RealNetworks

    2007-03-19T22:00:00Z

    Korean investment and distribution company Studio2.0 has pacted with RealNetworks on multiple internet video-on-demand (VOD) deals for eight of its titles including recent horror film Cello.The deals see RealNetworks acquiring internet VOD rights to Studio2.0's films for Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong,

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    Hong Kong's Mei Ah Entertainment scales Red Cliff

    2007-03-19T20:30:00Z

    Mei Ah Entertainment has acquired all Hong Kong rights to John Woo's upcoming military epic Red Cliff. Hong Kong is the last major Asian territory to sign on for the $75m picture which is scheduled to start shooting on March 29 in and around Beijing. Woo and his producer partner Terence Chang