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Busan: Distribution Workshop sets Ringo Lam's 'Sky On Fire'

8 October 2016 4:08 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Hong Kong-based sales agent has picked up latest action thriller from Ringo Lam, starring Daniel Wu and Zhang Jingchu.

Hong Kong-based Distribution Workshop has picked up international rights to Ringo Lam’s latest action thriller, Sky On Fire, starring Daniel Wu.

Currently in post-production, the film also stars Joseph Chang Hsiao-chuan, Zhang Jingchu and Amber Kuo. Chang also starred in Lam’s last film, hit action thriller Wild City, which marked his return to directing after a seven-year hiatus.

Wu recently starred in Us TV series Into The Badlands, which AMC has renewed for a second season set to air in 2017.

Produced by Skyman Development, Sky On Fire tells the story of a security guard (Wu) who becomes embroiled in a battle to protect stem cell research, which can potentially cure cancer, from falling into the wrong hands.

The film is currently in post-production and is scheduled for release in China on November 25, 2016.

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Mark Lee Ping-Bing’s Layered and Luminous Cinematography Shows the Power Of Minimalism

22 June 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing received his apprenticeship training at the Central Motion Pictures Corporation, Taiwan’s largest studio and production company, he was exposed to elaborate lighting setups and shooting on sound stages. To the young cinematographer the sheer number and size (often large 10Ks) of the lights never felt quite right.

“We were just putting up lights because that was what was expected, but I never understood why,” Lee told IndieWire in a recent interview at MoMA, where a two-week retrospective of his 30 year career started on Friday. “You don’t always need more lighting — sometimes you put up a light and it kills the good light you already have.”

Gallery: Luminosity: The Art of Cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing at MoMA

Lee had his opportunity to test his ideas in 1985 when he met Hou Hsiao-Hsien, a young director who had his own distinct ideas of how movies should be made, »

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Sky On Fire: First Teaser For Ringo Lam's Latest

13 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

He's set a City On Fire, a School On Fire and a Prison On Fire (twice) and now iconic Hong Kong action director Ringo Lam returns with his latest effort Sky On Fire. Sky On Fire is the latest entry in Lam's recent late career resurgence. After a lengthy period of near inactivity that saw him participate only in the anthology project Triangle between 2003 and 2015 effort Wild City - a major gap for a director who had previously turned out 22 titles between 1983 and 2003 at a remarkably steady pace of work - Sky On Fire is now Lam's second film in two years with work also proceeding on Eight & A Half, another anthology project  also involving Anne Hui, Tsui Hark,...

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Johnnie To, Ann Hui join new Macao film festival

15 March 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Filmmakers Johnnie To and Ann Hui have been named as ambassadors for the first International Film Festival and Awards Macao (Iffa Macao), to take place December 8-13.

Both filmmakers have a long association with Macau – Hui, director of A Simple Life and The Golden Era, spent part of her childhood living in the city, while To has filmed more than 10 movies there, including Exiled, Isabella and Vengeance.

As previously announced, Marco Mueller has been appointed director of the festival, which is hosted by the Macau government and Macau Film & Television Productions and Culture Association.

“The festival aims to become a new hub in Greater China that can build industry bridges between the region and the rest of the world,” said Mueller.

The new event will feature a competition section, gala screenings, focus on Asian genre cinema, “best of the fests” Panorama and a retrospective in which 10 East Asian genre directors will choose their favourite non-East Asian and non-us »

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Distribution Workshop launches sales on Ann Hui's 'The Great Escape'

13 March 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Wartime drama stars Zhou Xun [pictured] and Eddie Peng.

Distribution Workshop is launching sales at Hong Kong’s Filmart on Ann Hui’s The Great Escape, starring Zhou Xun and Eddie Peng, a war drama set during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong.

Produced by Bona Film Group and Class Limited, the film is shooting in Guangdong and Hong Kong. Roger Lee is on board as producer and the cast also includes Guo Tao (White Deer Plain).

The story follows a group of plucky youths fighting for Hong Kong’s freedom when Japanese forces occupied the city during the Second World War.

New titles on Distribution Workshop’s slate also include Liu Guonan’s romantic comedy The Wedding Game, starring Sammi Cheng, and Yip Wai Man’s thriller Phantom Of The Theatre, starring Ruby Lin, Tony Yang and Simon Yam. Both films are in post-production. »

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