The Hong Kong Trade Development Council has confirmed its schedule of panels and speakers for the upcoming Filmart.
Television Broadcasts (TVB) is taking a novel approach to its programming of "real-time" drama series "24."
The film community is scrambling to come up with a definition for a "Hong Kong film," in order to enjoy the benefits of a free trade agreement inked with China in June. It won't be easy.
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Five Hong Kong projects originally destined for last April's Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) will now be introduced at the Pusan Promotion Plan (Oct. 5-7) instead.
Though bumped from its original June slot due to SARS, this year's Hong Kong Intl. Film and Television Market (Sept. 24-26) could end up bigger than last year's.
CNN Intl. is merging its Asian weekday news and business evening shows and relaunching them as one program out of its regional headquarters in Hong Kong with the new name "Asia Now."
Producer and scriptwriter Manfred Wong has been elected chairman of the Hong Kong Film Awards Assn.
Cop thrillers are Hong Kong's strong suit this year, and the film industry nominated three for competitions abroad.
Hong Kong's filmmakers have produced 11 shorts in response to the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome that will show in pairs across theaters beginning Aug. 4.
In a rare move, Media Asia will release the next two installments of last year's crime thriller hit "Infernal Affairs" practically back-to-back.