_25MC012_.jpgManfred Wong says that the Guide is not for sale.  Non professionals will only be able to read the online version_25MC601.jpgThe Guide includes Stephen Chow and Wong Kar Wai entries
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The Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild planned, the Film Development Fund funded, Creative Hong Kong supported THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HONG KONG FILM DIRECTORS 1 and 2 have been officially published. The guide collected over 600 Hong Kong directors' entire record.

Hong Kong film from the 70s glamorous era to the 21st century digital era solidified Hong Kong's position as Eastern Hollywood, thanks to a group of directors who toiled away behind the scenes. Thus the Directors' Guild hoped to introduce every hard working Hong Kong director to everyone. The Gordon Chan Ka Seung, Manfred Wong (Man Jun), Cheung Chi Sing, Joe Cheung Tung Cho and others formed editing management committee planned. After two years of editing work, the book was finally completed. Man Jun said, "I am very happy to see this book today but also find it hard to believe. Completing it truly was not easy, because since 1979, over 700 directors have made films, over 100 of whom have lost contact. Some used stage names and could not be found and some passed away, so not everyone was included. Thus we arranged for an appendix to remember them. Here I want to say that we welcome each director to contact the Guild. Later the Guild will release the online version of the ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HONG KONG DIRECTORS on the Guild's site and will often update the information." The book was also not for sale, only for industry collections and research.


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Jessica C., Andy Tien (On Chi Kit), Philip Ng Won Lung, Candy Yuen Ka Man, Ng Chi Hung and Derek Tseung Kwok Cheung two nights ago attended the film ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB (SI SING)'s premiere.

The event held a zombie fighting ceremony. Yuen Ka Man bent down to touch a zombie on the ground. "Congratulate ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB! When time passes it's very hard to get a playback. I thought I would just touch the zombie, I didn't expect it to leap up suddenly. I was so scared I jumped too." Yuen Ka Man said, "I have been busy with Wong Jing's NGAP WONG (DUCK KING), it's been very stressful so I haven't had time to shop for clothes. Lately I no longer had any chance to dress up because I just finished another nude scene." She said that after the scene she locked herself in the sauna room to settle down and isolate herself from the world. Then she took a cold shower after several hours in the heat. Did she cry? She said no, but she wanted to calm down and reflect on how to perform even better. Later she will have even more extreme nude scenes. She also said that for the scene the set was clear.

JC pointed out that Yuen Ka Man has always been hot and sexy so she did not feel ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Director Johnnie To Kei Fung's new film DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 (DAN SUN NAM NUI 2) is this Asian Film Festival's opening film. Last night the film's leads Gao Yuanyuan, Vic Chou Yu Man, Louis Koo Tin Lok and others attended Hong Kong Asian Film Festival opening ceremony. Gao Yuanyuan on November 28 will hold a make up wedding banquet with Mark Chao in Taipei. Although her wedding date was coming, Yuanyuan said that she still had time to promote the film. Did she give invitations to Goo Jai and Jai Jai? She was a little embarrassed and said that she did not know. Goo Jai saved her and said that he will send his gift to Yuanyuan, but joked that it will have to be a surprise so he could not say what it will be. Jai Jai said that he will give a heart to Yuanyuan, wish them union until they are old and gray, parenthood soon and a safe and smooth life. Would Yuanyuan work hard on having a child after marriage? She said that she would like to but it will depend on the situation.

Reportedly Goo Jai and Sandra Ng Kwan Yu co-funded Lunar New Year film GOLDEN DUCK (GUM NGAP) was interested in asking Raymond Lam Fung to play the "duck king". Earlier they were caught at dinner together. Goo Jai said that it was just a friendly dinner. He had no idea at all about GOLDEN DUCK. They talked about that dinner for a very ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Stephen Chow Sing Chi's new film MERMAID (MEI YUN YU) was rumored to have announced a production halt after only two days in production. Lead actor Deng Chao even left the production. Reportedly the production stopped because of Sing Yeh's health. The soonest it will resume will be January and March next year. The film also had the chance of being scrapped. If the production will resume next year, the lead actor will remain Deng Chao but the lead actress may change.

Chow Sing Chi's assistant denied the rumor and stated that the production has been going very smoothly. MERMAID's director Wilson Chin Kwok Wai also denied on Weibo, "Rumors sometimes are truly baffling, I just want to say that MERMAID is in full production without any obstacle or production halt. The team is working hard on and off camera!" Reportedly, MERMAID's cast consisted of the new comers that Sing Yeh chose earlier, Kitty Zhang Yuqi, Deng Chao and Show Lo.


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Friday October 24, 2014 Hong Kong

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My Favourite TVB Drama Series
"Bounty Lady"
"Outbound Love"
"Gilded Chopsticks"
"Storm in a Cocoon"
"Never Dance Alone"
"Black Heart White Soul"
"Line Walker"
"All That Is Bitter Is Sweet"
"Tomorrow Is Another Day"
"Tiger Cubs II"
"Come On, Cousin"

My Favourite TVB Actor in a Leading Role
Roger Kwok ("Black Heart White Soul")
Ruco Chan ("Outbound Love")
Joe Ma ("Tiger Cubs II")
Wong Cho Lam ("Come On, Cousin")
Wayne Lai ("Overachievers")
Ron Ng ("Black Heart White Soul")
Lawrence Ng ("Tomorrow Is Another Day")
Bosco Wong ("The Ultimate Addiction")
Raymond Lam ("Line Walker")
Michael Miu ("Line Walker")
Kenneth Ma ("Ghost Dragon of Cold Mountain")
Dayo Wong ("Bounty Lady")

My Favourite TVB Actress in a Leading Role
Priscilla Wong ("Swipe Tap Love")
Selena Li ("Ghost Dragon of Cold Mountain")
Louisa So ("Rear Mirror")
Linda Chung ("All That Is Bitter Is Sweet")
Joey Meng ("Come On, Cousin")
Aimee Chan ("Outbound Love")
Nancy Wu ("The Ultimate Addiction")
Kristal Tin ("Black Heart White Soul")
Charmaine Sheh ("Line Walker")
Kate Tsui ("Tomorrow Is Another Day")
Tavia Yeung ("Storm in a Cocoon")
Carman Lee ("Never Dance Alone")

My Favourite TVB Actor in a Supporting Role
Louis Cheung ("Black Heart White Soul")
Ngo Ka Nin ("All That Is Bitter Is Sweet")
Ben Wong ("Gilded Chopsticks")
Raymond Wong ("Overachievers")
Him Law ("Tiger Cubs II")
Raymond Cho ("Ghost Dragon of Cold Mountain")
Oscar Leung ("Line Walker")
Vincent Wong ("Tomorrow Is Another Day")
Edwin Siu ("Overachievers")
Ram Chiang ("Come On, Cousin")
Lawrence Cheng ("Never Dance Alone")
Benz Hui ("Line Walker")

My Favourite TVB Actress in a Supporting Role
Eliza Sam ("Coffee Cat Mama")
Gloria Yip ("Never Dance Alone")
Sharon Chan ("Line Walker")
Natalie Tong ("All That Is Bitter Is Sweet")
Mandy Wong ("Tiger Cubs II")
Maggie Shiu ("Overachievers")
Elaine Yiu ("Swipe Tap Love")
Leanne Li ("Black Heart White Soul")
Elena Kong ("Line Walker")
Josie Ho ("Tomorrow Is Another Day")
Ivana Wong ("Come On, Cousin")
Lin Xia Wei ("Outbound Love")

My Favourite TVB Most Improved Actor
Tony Hung ("Outbound Love", "Swipe Tap Love", "Rear Mirror")
Mat Yeung ("Outbound Love", "Storm in a Cocoon", "Black Heart White Soul")
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Michelle Ye's camp explains dog attack

Friday October 24, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/michelle-yes-camp-explains-dog-attack-063000329.html






Michelle Ye's manager explained her side of the story regarding the incident involving her dog last month.


Previously, it was reported that Michelle's unleashed Alaskan breed attacked Chinese actress Li Yixiao at a birthday party, causing injuries to her head and ear that left her with more than 20 stitches.


While the incident occurred in September, it only made news recently after blogger Ju Chunlei wrote about it online. However, Li herself quickly clarified that Michelle's camp has already apologised for it.


According to Sina News, Michelle's manager recently turned to Weibo to explain about the issue.


The manager stated that the dog responsible for the injury was a stray dog that Michelle rescued, and was brought to the party as requested by friends who wanted to see it. However, the strong smell of alcohol distressed the dog, and as it grew restless, it attacked the first person that it saw.


"Michelle felt very sorry for what had happened, and offered to pay all the medical expenses. I also asked Ju himself to visit Li first, as I had another appointment and wasn't able to visit. I asked him because we have worked together before, and his wife belongs to the same agency as Li," said the manager.


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Friday October 24, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/raymond-lam-focuses-releasing-album-063300641.html






 Raymond Lam recently confirmed reports saying that he has signed a three-year contract with Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG), and will focus his first few months with the company on releasing his new album.


As reported on On CC News, the actor, who attended a celebratory dinner for the success of TVB's "Line Walker", stated, "I have not released an album for a while, so I am going to focus on that first."


"As for movies, I can't say much for now, but the company is currently arranging it for me," he added.


Raymond admitted that he has received a lot of offers from mainland companies since the commendable success of his mainland drama, "The Virtuous Queen Han". However, he will only say yes to the best script that he can find.


Raymond stressed that though he has signed with the Albert Yeung company, he will maintain good relationship with TVB.

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Friday October 24, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/joey-yung-denies-helping-boyfriend-music-contract-160900325.html






Hong Kong singer Joey Yung recently dismissed rumours saying that she has been using her influence to get boyfriend Wilfred Lau a contract with record label, Sun Entertainment Culture reports.


As reported on HK Top Ten News, the singer, who attended the press conference to announce Roman Tam's memorial concert recently, stated that she has nothing to do with it and that Wilfred made it on his own talent.


"Wilfred is very ambitious and wants to do well. In showbiz, no talent would be overlooked and as long as you have the potential, there will be others who would be interested," she said.


Regarding rumours that she will not renew her contract with EEG after TVB reportedly severed ties with the company, Joey said that she has no knowledge about the matter.


"I don't care either way. Showbiz isn't limited to contracts. The most important thing is to have various platforms to perform. However, I still thank TVB for giving me a chance."

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Friday October 24, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/raymond-wong-not-afraid-john-woo-161000891.html







 Actor-producer Raymond Wong is not worried about the upcoming box office takings for his new movie "Youth Fight", despite being scheduled for release at the same time with John Woo's "The Crossing".


As reported on On CC News, the producer, who attended the 1st Silk Road International Film Festival launch ceremony in Fuzhou recently, stated that he has full confidence in the new movie.


Stating that the movie is director Herman Yau's salute to his 1984 movie "Happy Ghost", Raymond believes that "Youth Fight" will even perform better in cinemas than the comedy classic.


"I am not worried. While there will be an epic film in cinemas at the same time, I do believe that the audience will also need lighter movies," he said.


Raymond also has faith that the young actors who are playing the leads in "Youth Fight" will be able to attract the younger demographics.



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Cecilia Cheung's company threatens legal action

Friday October 24, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/cecilia-cheungs-company-threatens-legal-action-161100340.html






 Cecilia Cheung's management company, AEG, has recently given an ultimatum to her critics - to stop spreading malicious rumours, or face legal action.


As reported on Mingpao News, previously, another rumour has surfaced saying that Cecilia is pregnant with her rumoured boyfriend's child.


The rumour first began when an anonymous Netizen claimed that the actress had visited a hospital after experiencing nausea, and was told that she was pregnant.


It was alleged that the actress has decided to go to France to give birth and will be accompanied by the baby daddy.


AEG recently released a statement saying that the allegations are completely baseless and fabricated, and are negatively affecting Cecilia's reputation.


The company stressed that they have the right to pursue legal action, and demanded for the deletion of the post.


This is not the first or second time a negative rumour has plagued the actress since the news of ex-husband Nicholas Tse's romance made headlines. The actress was rumoured to have taken a solo vacation to Japan after being depressed over the news, and was even alleged to have found new love with a Singaporean restaurateur.

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