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Tencent boards Fox Networks Group Asia miniseries 'The Trading Floor'

24 April 2017 2:49 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Producer Andy Lau hopes five-part drama will have “international appeal”.

Tencent Penguin Pictures has boarded Chinese-language mini-series The Trading Floor, which is being produced by Fox Networks Group Asia and Andy Lau’s Focus Television.

The five-part series, which starts shooting this week, is written and directed by Kk Wong, whose credits include hit Hong Kong TV series The Election. The story follows a team of financial mercenaries in their attempts to conquer the financial market.

Hong Kong actor Francis Ng, Taiwan’s Joseph Chang and Chinese actress Yu Nan head that cast of the series, which also stars Poon Chang Leung, Jacky Cai, Carlos Chan and Jiang Qilin. Patrick Tam makes a special appearance.

Scheduled for release in autumn 2017, The Trading Floor will be broadcast on Fox channel Scm and also made available to viewers in mainland China on Tencent Video on a day-and-date basis.

Andy Lau said: “With its innovation in storytelling and multi-dimensional characters »

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Tencent’s Penguin Pictures Boards Fox Networks’ ‘Trading Floor’

23 April 2017 6:02 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tencent Penguin Pictures, one of the studio operations belonging to Chinese social media giant Tencent, has come on board “The Trading Floor.” The 5-part series, which goes into production imminently, is the first premium series from Hong Kong-based Fox Networks Group, and is being made with Andy Lau’s Focus Television.

With Kk Wong directing, “The Trading Floor” follows a crack team of financial mercenaries in their attempt to conquer the financial market.

Hong Kong actor Francis Ng, Taiwanese hearth throb Joseph Chang and Yu Nan are confirmed as starring. It will also co-star Poon Chang Leung, Jacky Cai , Carlos Chan and Jiang Qilin, with a special appearance by Patrick Tam.

Scheduled to be released in the fall of 2017, “The Trading Floor” will be broadcast on Scm, Fng Asia’s Chinese movie channel. It will also be made available to viewers in mainland China on Tencent Video on a day and date basis.

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Bille August to head Beijing festival jury

23 March 2017 2:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Danish filmmaker to preside over Tiantan competition; festival line-up includes Moonlight, On Body And Soul.

Danish filmmaker Bille August will head the jury for the Tiantan competition at this year’s Beijing International Film Festival (Bjiff, April 16-23).

August is currently in post-production on China-set drama The Chinese Widow, starring Emile Hirsch and Yu Nan in the story of an American pilot saved by Chinese villagers during the Second World War.

He has also opened a studio in the Chinese city of Hangzhou and serves as a “culture consultant” for the city. Bjiff will screen a retrospective of his films.

The Tiantan competition section will screen 15 films in total, which have yet to be announced. The festival will also screen retrospectives of the work of David Lynch, late Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni and Taiwanese actress and filmmaker Sylvia Chang.

Other films to screen at the festival include multiple Oscar winner Moonlight; Berlin Golden Bear winner On Body »

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The 24 hottest projects at this year's Hong Kong Filmart

13 March 2017 3:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

There is a thrilling selection of Chinese-language titles at Filmart this year. Liz Shackleton picks out some of the most promising.

With very few Hong Kong or mainland Chinese sellers making the journey to this year’s European Film Market in Berlin, Filmart offers a chance for buyers to catch up with the Chinese-language titles that will be rolled out in the region for the rest of the year.

After serving up the biggest film of the Chinese New Year holiday — Kung Fu Yoga, starring Jackie Chan and directed by Stanley Tong — China’s Sparkle Roll Media has launched a Hong Kong-based sales arm that is selling Ding Sheng’s reboot of the A Better Tomorrow series.

Other high-profile action titles new to market include Distribution Workshop’s Extraordinary Mission, from the creative teams behind the Infernal Affairs and Overheard series, and Huayi Brothers’ crime drama Explosion, starring Duan Yihong.

Previously announced »

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Filmart: Im Global extends output deal with Huayi Brothers

12 March 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Updated agreement begins with Im Global handling sales on Chang Zheng’s Explosion.

Im Global has extended the output deal between its Anthem foreign sales division and Beijing-based Huayi Brothers, to handle international sales on the studio’s Chinese productions.

The extended deal kicks off with Chang Zheng’s Explosion [pictured], which Im Global is introducing to buyers at Filmart. Starring Duan Yihong, Wang Jingchun and Yu Nan, the film tells the story of an explosives technician who is left as the sole survivor, as well as prime suspect, of a mining accident. The film is in post-production for release in China over the summer.

Im Global is also selling Huayi Brothers’ Beautiful Accident, a romantic drama directed by Malaysian-born filmmaker Ho Wi Ding and starring Gwei Lun-mei, Chen Kung, Wang Jingchun and Ouyang Nana.

“We have enjoyed a very fruitful relationship with Huayi Brothers over the last few years and we’re delighted to be extending »

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Filmart: One Cool launches sales arm with $45m sci-fi

12 March 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Company reveals four titles on debut sales slate.

Hong Kong’s One Cool Group has launched an international sales arm, One Cool Pictures, which is arriving at Filmart with a slate headed by $45m sci-fi action title Warriors Of The Future, starring Louis Koo and Sean Lau.

Produced by One Cool Film Production, the film is set in the future when the earth’s atmosphere has been destroyed and a mysterious vine appears to be the only hope for salvation.

The film, which started shooting in February, is directed by visual-effects veteran Ng Yuen-fai (Bodyguards And Assassins), who runs One Cool’s VFX company FatFace Production.

One Cool is also launching sales on $22m action title Taste Of Crime, which marks Hong Kong actor Nick Cheung’s third film as director following Ghost Rituals and Keeper Of Darkness. Starring Cheung, Xu Jinglei and Yu Nan, the film tells the story of an undercover cop who unveils »

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