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13 items from 2014


China Star Film Changes Hands

15 April 2014 2:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong – China Star Film Group, one of the best-known Hong Kong production houses of the 1990s and early 2000s, has been bought and sold by actor-turned-casino tycoon Charles Heung Wah Keung.

China Star Film, which previously produced or distributed movies with Andy Lau, Cecilia Cheung and Stephen Chow and Johnny To’s “Election” (pictured) and “My Left Eye Sees Ghosts,” is currently a joint venture between China Star Entertainment and China Media and Films Holdings.

It will be sold by China Star Entertainment to China Media and Films in a transaction worth just Hk$4.34 million (Us$560,000). Despite the lowball value, the transaction has to be declared to the stock market as Heung is chairman of both companies.

According to the transaction document China Star Film was essentially dormant in 2013 and made an unaudited loss of Hk$41,000 (Us$5,250).

According to China Star Entertainment’s previous 2013 end of year filing revenue »

- Patrick Frater

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Emperor hires Chan for China Theaters Push

14 April 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong – Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures has hired Damon Chan to head its expansion in to the fast growing exhibition sector in mainland China.

Emperor also confirmed the appointment of Daniel Yu as production controller.

Chan joins from Orange Sky Golden Harvest, where he was COO (China). He is appointed as Emp’s general manager, exhibitions (Prc).

The company unveiled its plans to break into the mainland theater sector in March 2013 in partnership with another Hong Kong firm UA Cinemas.

Their first joint site Emperor UA Vivo City is scheduled to open in Foshan next month, with plans in other cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen to follow.

“It is very exciting to be heading a team that is charged with growing a new business, especially in mainland China. I look forward to identifying and growing Emp’s new opportunities in the fast growing exhibition landscape there, »

- Patrick Frater

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Hong Kong’s Emp expands team

14 April 2014 6:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hong Kong-based Emperor Motion Pictures has appointed production veteran Daniel Yu as production controller and Damon Chan as general manager, exhibition (Prc).

Based in Hong Kong, Yu will oversee all aspects of upcoming Emp productions. A producer with credits including Fruit Chan’s Made In Hong Kong and Ning Hao’s Crazy Stone, Yu co-founded Team Work Productions with Hong Kong star Andy Lau in 1990 and later co-founded production services company October Films.

Chan joins Emp’s Beijing office after seven years at Orange Sky Golden Harvest, where he most recently held the post of chief operating officer (Prc). In his new role, he will spearhead Emp’s foray into exhibition in mainland China.

Emp has a joint venture to develop mainland theatres with Hong Kong-based UA Cinemas. The venture’s first theatre, Emperor UA Vivo City, is scheduled to open in Foshan in May, followed by cinemas in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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In a Nutshell: Firestorm

10 April 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

A storm is heading your way, but fear not, we're not entering large-scale disaster movie territory here. Not in the way Switch was at least. Andy Lau's latest action thriller does involve a huge storm heading to the city, but that's only part of the problem, the main destructive force is caused by a crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam (Hu Jun). Armed with high-powered weapons, and we're talking a lot of high-powered weaponry, Nam pulls off another violent armoured car heist on a busy street in broad daylight. There is no mercy. In fact, limbs are blown off left, right and centre; Firestorm pulls no punches when it comes to onscreen violence. Andy plays a senior police inspector, the kind of guy who does everything by the book. Or at least, that's how thing used to play out before he came up against Nam. Extreme crime demands extreme justice, »

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In a Nutshell: Firestorm

10 April 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

A storm is heading your way, but fear not, we're not entering large-scale disaster movie territory here. Not in the way Switch was at least. Andy Lau's latest action thriller does involve a huge storm heading to the city, but that's only part of the problem, the main destructive force is caused by a crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam (Hu Jun). Armed with high-powered weapons, and we're talking a lot of high-powered weaponry, Nam pulls off another violent armoured car heist on a busy street in broad daylight. There is no mercy. In fact, limbs are blown off left, right and centre; Firestorm pulls no punches when it comes to onscreen violence. Andy plays a senior police inspector, the kind of guy who does everything by the book. Or at least, that's how thing used to play out before he came up against Nam. Extreme crime demands extreme justice, »

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In a Nutshell: Firestorm

10 April 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

A storm is heading your way, but fear not, we're not entering large-scale disaster movie territory here. Not in the way Switch was at least. Andy Lau's latest action thriller does involve a huge storm heading to the city, but that's only part of the problem, the main destructive force is caused by a crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam (Hu Jun). Armed with high-powered weapons, and we're talking a lot of high-powered weaponry, Nam pulls off another violent armoured car heist on a busy street in broad daylight. There is no mercy. In fact, limbs are blown off left, right and centre; Firestorm pulls no punches when it comes to onscreen violence. Andy plays a senior police inspector, the kind of guy who does everything by the book. Or at least, that's how thing used to play out before he came up against Nam. Extreme crime demands extreme justice, »

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FilMart: Daniel Yu Joins Emperor Motion Pictures

26 March 2014 5:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong: Veteran producer Daniel Yu Wai-kwok has joined Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures as head of production.

Yu, who has previously worked with several companies around Greater China and is also a co-founder of production management group October Pictures, has credits including”A Side, B Side, Seaside,” and the “The Butcher The Chef and the Swordsman.” Yu had a senior role at Andy Lau’s Focus Films and was producer at Union Voole, a Chinese online video group that made pioneering moves into original content.

Hong Kong-based Emp is a regular investor in and co-producer of mainland Chinese films and Hk-China co-ventures.

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- Patrick Frater

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Media Asia Moves Into the Mainland

20 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

These days, Media Asia is a pillar of the Hong Kong film industry establishment. It can boast a production pipeline connected to a large talent pool, enviable connections in mainland China, a profile in Hollywood and even a stock market listing. But it was not always so.

The company was founded 20 years ago when seven mid-ranking executives from Star Television, then News Corp.’s Hong Kong-based, pan-Asian TV unit, were fired en masse.

Known collectively as the “Seven Samurai,” the execs took with them a contract to manage Star’s massive film library, which includes all six Bruce Lee movies, as well as many early Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh titles. And, reflecting the film catalog origins, the company’s distinctive, but somewhat retro “Ma” logo initially stood for Media Assets.

Coming at the end of the “Golden Era” of Hong Kong cinema and only a few years »

- Patrick Frater

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China Video Giant Youku Backs ‘Old Boys’ Feature

10 January 2014 1:04 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong — Production is now underway on “Old Boys: The Way of the Dragon,” a Chinese feature film that is a product of the country’s booming micro-film trend.

The film is the first feature to be produced by Youku Originals, a production subsidiary of New York Stock Exchange-listed Chinese Internet video giant Youku-Tudou.

Directed by Xiao Yang, the film is set to hit theaters by May this year.

Xiao and partner Wang Taili, co-wrote, act and scored “Old Boys,” a 43 minute micro-film which became a hit with over 80 million views on the Chinese internet in 2010. The picture involved the pair (nicknamed the Chopstick Brothers) building up to take part in a talent show, but being rejected by a big music producer and having to make to with menial jobs.

The feature film picks up themes from the 2010 original and sends them to New York where they are chased by North Korean assassins, »

- Patrick Frater

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Chinese Film Industry Pays Tribute to Run Run Shaw

8 January 2014 12:57 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Hong Kong – Hong Kong media mogul, film producer and philanthropist Sir Run Run Shaw passed away at his home Tuesday at the age of 106. The founder of Shaw Brothers Studio and Television Broadcast Limited (Tvb), Shaw was instrumental in bringing Chinese-language film, especially the martial arts genre, to the attention of the world. His film and TV empire launched the careers of some of China's biggest stars, including Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau and Chow Yun-fat. Figures from across the Chinese film industry spoke out Wednesday to mourn the passing of the media tycoon.  Photos: Hollywood's Notable

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Film Review: ‘Firestorm’

7 January 2014 6:58 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Laying waste to everything with blaring 3D effects, “Firestorm” plays more like a disaster movie than a crime saga, given its risibly implausible story of a policeman fighting mainland Chinese robbers on the rampage in Hong Kong. Helmer-scribe Alan Yuen makes every scene go bang and boom, burying his potentially compelling subject — a law enforcer’s quandary when justice crumbles under brute force — under so much CGI rubble. This being the most extravagant (though not the most technically polished) Chinese 3D blockbuster in recent release, pic boasts whiz-bang B.O. in China and currently holds top spot in Hong Kong cinemas.

Although Yuen has helmed a B-grade romance (1994′s “Touches of Love”) and shares writing-directing credits with Sylvia Chang on the cyber-love story “Princess D” (2002), he is best known for scripting Benny Chan’s blockbusters, including “New Police Story” (2004), “Rob-b-Hood” (2006) and “Shaolin” (2010). While these hits succeeded by prioritizing action and spectacle over plot and character, »

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Hong Kong Movie Mogul Run Run Shaw Dead at 107

7 January 2014 7:45 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Kelvin K. Chan, Associated Press

Hong Kong (AP) - Run Run Shaw built a Hong Kong movie and TV empire that nurtured rising talents like actor Chow Yun-fat and director John Woo, inspired Hollywood filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino and produced the 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner."

Shaw's prolific studio helped bring kung fu films to the world but he also passed on the chance to sign one of the biggest names in that genre: the young Bruce Lee.

The missed opportunity was a rare misstep for Shaw, who died Tuesday, according to a statement from Television Broadcasts Limited (Tvb), which he helped found in 1967. No cause of death was given.

His studio gave his age as 107, but his age according to the Western counting method may have been 106 because Chinese traditionally consider a child to be 1 at birth. Tvb said he was born in 1907, but would not provide his birth date. »

- The Associated Press

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Legendary Producer Run Run Shaw Dies at 106

6 January 2014 6:18 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Legendary media mogul Run Run Shaw has died. He was 106. Born on Nov. 23, 1907, in Ningbo, south of Shanghai, in the waning days of China’s last imperial dynasty, Shaw was the youngest of six sons of textile merchant Shaw Yuh Hsuen. By the late 1960s, Shaw had risen to the status of media mogul unrivaled in Asia, growing his family’s theater chain, film studio and television network Television Broadcasts Ltd. (Tvb) into a multibillion-dollar empire that helped launch the careers of some of today’s biggest Chinese stars, including Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau and Chow Yun-fat. Photos: Hollywood's Notable

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- Clifford Coonan

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