Zhou, Feng, Rieder win event honors
BEIJING — Hardtop convention CineAsia wrapped Thursday in Beijing with a round of prizes for industry luminaries and confirmation that next year’s show will shift from the Chinese mainland to the Special Administration Region of Macau.Closing-night ceremony saw prizes accepted by Feng Xiaogang for excellence in direction, an award handed to him by helmer John Woo, and rising star Zhou Xun, who won actress honors. Other prizes went to UIP exec Kurt Rieder, named distributor of the year; Cathay Organization’s Meileen Choo, exhibitor of the year; Columbia Pictures Film Prods. Asia’s Barbara Robinson, who received the Cinema Visionary award; Donnie Yen, an award for excellence in action choreography; Huang Yaozu of Hualong Film Digital Prods., the technical achievement award; and Edu Manzano of the Philippines Optical Board, the Asia Pacific Copyright Enforcement Award. Senior Chinese officials Han Sanping and Yang Buting also were on hand.
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