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Jennifer Yu Heung Yi and Fish Liew Chi Yu two nights ago attended their new film DISTINCTION (FEI TUNG FAN HEUNG)'s charity premiere. Yu Heung Yi in the film played a student without any make up. She said that friends did not recognize her until after a few scenes. "My skin is great, I just seem to have no brows but I can accept that. At first I suggested to the director to perform without make up because students don't use make up. As an actor resemblence to the character is the most important, so when I heard people say that they couldn't recognize me I was pretty happy." Yu Heung Yi said that her appearance in the film probably would not be the type that secondary school guys would like. She was a very studious girl, with glasses slid down the nose, hunchback and double chin. "When you feel I am pretty in the film, then you probably really like me. However Yu Heung Yi's natural look is OK."

Liew Chi Yu played a special education student. During the audition the director thought that it would be best for her not to promote so no one would expect Liew Chi Yu in the film. She even attended special education classes, studying their essence and gesture. When she put on the school uniform even parents thought she was a new student. She felt that was a praise. She also chatted and played with other students and everyone were very friendly.

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Gordon Lam Ka Tung yesterday appeared on a ViuTV program. He said that he just wrote two police stories about atonement. He was very happy that he has already found investors. After inspection production would begin. "The boss asked me to perform and I would try to, but I am afraid that producing and acting together would blind me very easily. I would have to get help."

The Performing Artist Guild next week will meet with Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet Ngor. As the guild vice president Ka Tung said, "President (Louis) Koo Tin Lok will attend. The Chief Executive wants to hear some suggestions on how to assist this industry. We have a lot of limitations on location shoots. It is very hard to hand in a proposal a year in advance in Hong Kong, unlike Hollywood where a project can take 5 years. In Hong Kong it would take a year and a half at most. I hope to get more assistance in this area and have a little more leniency."

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NEI MAI LEI NGOR OI NEI, a Hong Kong Lunar New Year film based on a Broadway musical I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! yesterday began production at the Performing Art Academy. Director Wong Cho Lam, producers Elaine Lok Yi Ling and Eric Tsang Chi Wai, actors Teresa Mo Shun Kwan, Ivana Wong Yuen, Louis Yuen Siu Cheung and Harriet Yeung Sze Man yesterday performed. They were dressed in white. Cho Lam said that they were shooting the big opening number.

First time director Cho Lam said that the film has been in preparation for years. The play ten years ago had six performances in its Hong Kong run. The film rights took over a year of negotiation with Broadway to obtain as he hoped to adapt it into a Hong Kong musical film. Cho Lam revealed that the entire film would have about 16 segments, use 60 actors, many actors would play multiple roles. Mo Shun Kwan would play the most with six characters, then Wong Yuen Chi and Tsang Chi Wai. Wih all the actors, did he call in a lot of favors? Cho Lam said, "I pay fair prices, but I would get discounts. I respect actors and doesn't ask for all favors, I pay reasonable rates and then give something small -- each character has a lot of potential!"

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The film GOLDEN JOB (WONG GUM HING DAI) two nights ago held a premiere. Producer Eric Tsang Chi Wai, actors Dior Cheng Yi Kin, Jordan Chan Siu Chun, Chin Ka Lok and his wife Angela Tong Ying Ying, Michael Tse Tin Wa and Jerry Lamb Hiu Fung, his wife and two sons attended. Five YOUNG AND DANGEROUS stars arrived in suits and luxury sports cars. The event also had lion dance and big moon cake cutting ceremony. Guests included Sammo Hung Kam Bo and his wife Joyce Godenzi, Timmy Hung Tin Ming, Kenny Bee (Chung Chun To), Nancy Sit Ka Yin, Calvin Choi Yat Kit, Carmen Lee Yeuk Tung, Fennie Yuen Kit Ying, Angie Cheong Wai Yi and Chin Siu Ho. When "Ugly Kwan" Francis Ng Chun Yu posed for photos with five "Wise Guys", Chun Yu joked, "My movie (MEN ON THE DRAGON) is leaving the theaters to avoid your movie!"

Director and star Chin Ka Lok said that this movie that belonged to five brothers would soon open, which felt like a baby was about to be born. Earlier when they promoted in Taiwan, the audience accepted the Cantonese version ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Aaron Kwok Fu Sing in the film PROJECT GUTENBERG (MO SEUNG) played a painter who was creating counterfeit U.S. currency for the criminal mastermind Chow Yun Fat. Sing Sing revealed that the director and the screen writer Felix Chong Man Keung planned for ten years. Three years ago when this sensitive subject became more lenient he was able to find investors. Then Director Chong invited him to work together. "At the time I was jumping for joy, because since INFERNAL AFFAIRS (MO GAN DOH) I was already a little fan of his. I was able to receive his admiration and trust to play such a complicated character!"

Sing Sing in the past played a high ranking police officer in COLD WAR (HONG JN) to protect the people and face his family. His performance was rather singular. Even the veteran cop in PORT OF CALL (DAP HUET CHUM MUI) ran into a single case. Yet this time he and Fat Gor played two characters and Zhang Jingchu even played three roles. Sing Sing said, "Because the characters looked the same but had different identities, at first they would be a little confusing. I had to read the script six times to imagine the character in my mind. I had to do all my homework first and write a blueprint for myself. When I got to the set then the shoot went very smoothly!"

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Hong Kong Film Award Best Actors Chow Yun Fat and Aaron Kwok Fu Sing starred in the film PROJECT GUTENBERG (MO SEUNG), which will open on October 4th.

Chow Yun Fat's character Painter gave his acting bug its fill. "In the film my character is Kwok Fu Sing's guardian and teacher; this is a character I have never played before. The character is very special, with a lot of potential during the performance. Director Chong Man Keung gave me a lot of freedom, this entire process was very pleasant." Despite years of performing, Fat Gor still felt nervous about every scene because of how special the character was.

Fat Gor has had his eye on Felix Chong Man Keung since his rise to fame as INFERNAL AFFAIRS (MO GAN DOH)'s screenwriter, even joked that he has "worshipped him for a long time now". Thus when he got the script he read the role of Painter in detail. "After reading the story, I thought that the audience would have different ideas. From this film they would evaluate themselves anew." Because Fat Gor and Sing Sing agreed to perform in PROJECT GUTENBERG, the film finally was able to confirm its production.

Aside from dramatic elements, the film also had its share of action scenes with Fat Gor. However Fa Gor guaranteed unique results. "In the 80s action films I have already performed stunts with guns, but this time the action would bring the audience a 'different Chow Yun Fat'." Fat Gor also hoped that PROJECT GUTENBERG would be able to bring the audience new excitement.

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Athena Chu Yan earlier starred in new directors Derrick Tao Ting Chun and Mak Ho Bon directed thriller THE LINGERING (GOO JAT) with Louis Cheung Kai Chung. The film was shot on location in a hundred year old mansion in Hong Kong with its long history and eerie environment. The two directors thought that since this old home has been abandoned for a long time, it would be very suitable for this film. Even Chu Yan felt the chill as she did not dare to stay on the set alone.

Chu Yan originally was very happy about being able to shoot on an actual location, but once there the hundred year old home's emptiness along with the dark lighting, antique furniture and props she grew more and more afraid the longer she stayed. "My imagination went wild. In one scene I had to look into a pitch black room. Although the camera was right next to me, I felt something was in the room. Suddenly something moved in the room and I couldn't help but scream." Chu Yun stated that she would be lying if she said she was no scared. She did not dare to be alone in a room to wait for her shoot, as she had to find workers to keep her company. Despite her fear she still took the role, because the script and the character were rather attractive. She was reluctant to let them go.

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35 year old Mainland star Miki Shen Lijun fell to her death on the 10th. Known as "Shanghai's Top Beauty", she once performed in ALL'S WELL ENDS WELL 2009 with Louis Koo Tin Lok.

Shen Lijun's management company confirmed the news of her passing, while a "letter" went viral online. It claimed that Shen Lijun had terminal cervical cancer and her husband cheated on her.

A letter that Shen Lijun supposedly left for her children appeared online, "Tragic marriage is always similar, this was a triple incompatible marriage tragedy. The writing is a little messy, since a late stage cancer Mama wrote it while tolerating bloated belly pain, nausea and insomnia."

She spoke of the pain that she endured in her 8 years of marriage. Later she even learned that when she was with her firs child her husband already had a mistress. The mistress was relentless. "She set up an account to say that my husband brought her a car, citing that whatever I have she wants. If you want this man I will give him to you!" She also unfortunately had cancer, but her husband got worse and made her suffer even more.

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60 year old veteran action actress Yeung Pan Pan yesterday suffered facial burn while working on a film in Malaysia. According to Sin Chew Daily, Yeung Pan Pan, Law Kar Ying and others were working on the Lunar New Year film AMAZING SPRING (DAI DEI WUI CHUN) in Malaysia. Yesterday morning a fire scene was shot but the fire grew out of control as 20 actors and extras were injured. Yeung Pan Pan's injury was more serious and had to be hospitalized. Law Kar Ying was on the set as well, scared out of his wits but was unharmed. He said, "This was the final shot, but it still couldn't escape this disaster."

As for Yeung Pan Pan's condition, Law Kar Ying said, "Sister Pan Pan is more serious. Because she was the first one in the front, she was burnt. Her arm and face had some minor burns." Yeung Pan Pan's office yesterday posted a video of the scene early in the morning. This scene was shot until around 7AM when the fire grew out of control and became an accident.

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The film GOLDEN JOB (WONG GUM HING DAI) two days ago held its Taipei premiere. Producer Eric Tsang Chi Wai, executive producer Chiu Li-Kwan, director Chin Ka Lok, actors Dior Cheng Yi Kin, Jordan Chan Siu Chun, Michael Tse Tin Wa and Jerry Lamb Hiu Fung attended. The heavyweight line up drove the fans wild. The rain suddenly stopped when they appeared on the stage and successfully completed the premiere.

This was the final day of promotion in Taipei for GOLDEN JOB. Aside from the premiere, they also visited many cinemas to thank viewers and pose for photos. Aside from the car chase, explosions and action stunts, the 20 year old unwavering "brotherhood" moved the audience as well as many viewers shed tears after watching the film.

Meanwhile, Alan Tam Wing Lun performed in Taipei. During the encore segment, when Principal Tam performed FRIEND, the GOLDEN JOB cast Tsang Chi Wai, Cheng Yi Kin, Chan Siu Chun, Chin Ka Lok, Tse Tin Wa and Lamb Hiu Fung appeared and sang to symbolize their years of brotherhood. Principal Tam excitedly said, "They are very loyal, they said that they would come and they did. Everyone is having fun together, this is truly perfect. I am also happy. This is friendship and brotherhood!"

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