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In 2018, many celebrities passed away one after another. Louis Koo Tin Lok yesterday posted online, "2018 to the people of Hong Kong truly has been filled with the sorrow of parting. Truly too many giants have passed away, including earlier Mr. Liu Yichang and Mr. Charles K. Kao, several days ago Mr. Louis Cha and today film industry giant Mr. Raymond Chow Man Wai. They were all Hong Kong's real elite."

As the Performing Artist Guild president Goo Jai also expressed deep regret over Yammie Nam Kit Ying's passing. He stated that if needed the Guild would provide its full assistance. As for swindlers raising fund in the name of "Nam Kit Ying fan club", the actual Nam Kit Ying fan club yesterday revealed a statement to remind the general public. "Yesterday and today we discovered that someone started a 2D code donation, the fan club for now has not issued any call for donation. Beware of swindlers. If needed in the future the fan club would make an announcement online."

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Former TVB non executive director Mrs. Harold Lee, Christina Lee Look Ngan Kwan, two nights ago was rumored to be hospitalized due to health issues. Her daughter Marie-Christne Lee already denied the news and said that her mother was great. After the news surfaced, former TVB executive Stephen Chan Chi Wun kept getting calls from the media. He also immediately asked for more information. As far as he knew Mrs. Lee is still at home and her health did not have much problem.

Chan Chi Wun, Candy Yu On On, Nina Paw Hee Ching yesterday attended A CONVERSATION WITH SHI NANSUN film art forum. Currently busy with his play rehearsal, Chan Chi Wun made time to support Shi Nansun and served as the master of ceremony. He said, "Shi Nansun and I have quite a history, back then she motivated me to lose weight. She said, 'You are so fat, you have no discipline on your own body. How can you manage others' Those words invaded my heart, so I lost weight and kept it that way until now. Later at the forum we would share how she communicated with people. She could package something hard to hear into someone pleasant, awkward moment into a beautiful misunderstanding. Even when Winnie Yu Jung ran into trouble she would ask Shi Nansun for advice."

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The Philip Keung Ho Man starred film TRACEY will open on November 22nd in Hong Kong. Hak Jai played a transgender person. His feminine appearance was kept under wraps because the film did not want to misplace its focus. Hak Jai said, "This principle of this film isn't how pretty I look as a transgender, but the hope that everyone would bravely and honestly face themselves."

The creative team designed poster concept was a salute to the former U.S. Olympian Bruce Jenner. After his gender reassignment surgery he appeared on a magazine cover as a woman and shocked the woman. TRACEY's promotional poster also placed Hak Jai on a "woman magazine cover".

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The Clifton Ko Chi Sum and Leung Pak Ho co-directed film DEAREST ANITA (SUP FONG) earlier won the Best Director award at the 14th Chinese American Film Festival. Yesterday they along with actress Myolie Wu Hung Yi attended the celebration. Director Ko has won Best Film and Best Editing awards previously, but this was his first director award. DEAREST ANITA was based on the true story of five Anita Mui Yim Fong fans. Mui Yim Fong appeared in the film without performing, completely relying on the director and the editor's skills.

Would Director Ko make more movies from now on? He said that so far he has already made over 40 films. He had a goal of makng 50 films by age 76. Ko Chi Sum said, "Because my three director idols Akira Kurosawa, Alfred Hitchcock and David Lean directed the most glorious films of their lives at age 76. I imagine to be just like them." Turning sixty this year, he said that he still have over a decade and even locked onto Hung Yi as the lead actress. He praised her acting as on the spot and had hope to win an award with DEAREST ANITA. He also hoped that when the film will be released in December, everyone would show their support at the movies.

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The film MASTER Z: THE IP MAN LEGACY (IP MAN OI JUEN: CHEUNG TIN CHI) was the "world's number one action director" Lord Eight Yuen Woo Ping directed and action directed, its actors all agreed that Lord Eight was highly demanding. He kept forcing actors to improve. As his disciple Max Zhang Jin said, "Lord Eight understands my abilities very well, the stunts are designed for me all challenge my limits. They have to be different from the ones before. When challenging these stunts sometimes I would lack confidence, but Lord Eight allowed me to try again and again until completion. I am very grateful for Lord Eight's trust." During the shoot, Zhang Jin suffered a lot of injuries but insisted against using a double. Because he felt that all the hardship for the shot and the audience was worth it, he hoped that the contributions would make the audience feel the film was worth the price of admission. He also stated that the hardship from this type of work was the joy that he dreamed of when he was a stunt double.

As for working with elder Michelle Yeoh (Yeung Chi King), Zhang Jin was very thankful for the opportunity. 17 years ago in CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON he had a connection with her as a stun double and even mistakenly kicked Yeung Chi King. Zhang Jin said, "Before I got into the business I already admire Yeung Chi King very much. Her charm was a mix of presence, agility and beauty. She is also professional. She seems ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Fala Cheng, Jessica Jung and Jessica C. two nights ago attended a store opening. Fala Chen earlier directed and starred in a short film and won an award. She admitted that she was surprised since she was only messing around, but she would also see it as a huge encouragement.

As for whether Fala would consider making a feature film, she said, "Now I am writing a drama, I would star in it but it is still under preparation. However I probably won't direct myself because with so much to worry about, getting into character would be harder." Fala estimated that the new film should be completed next year. She said that she could write fast and slow, instead finding investors would take the most time. She might consider applying for government assistance. In addition, at the end of the month Fala would work with a new female director in Inner Mongolia. It would be very cold then and she would prepare to take a lot of heating pads to stay warm.

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Gigi Leung Wing Kei and Isabel Chan Yat Ning yesterday worked on the Lunar New Year film MISSBEHAVIOR on the streets of Wanchai. Playing a patrol cop, Leung Wing Kei was lead actor Pang Ho Cheung's former girlfriend. She revealed that in the film she had a lot of argument scenes, but she would not spoil whether she was "misbehaving". In uniform, Gigi had to wear a jacket to cover her costume. She had to watch what she was doing to keep people from mistaking the real police and affecting the police mage. However some pedestrians also recognized her. She told them that she was working on POLICE REPORT.

Pang Ho Cheung said that he would ask whoever he felt was suitable to guest star, so far he has confirmed Patrick Tse Yin and Miriam Yeung Chin Wa. Shawn Yue Man Lok however had to check his schedule. "Other Lunar New Year films have already wrapped, I have to play catch up and finish before the 22nd. Post production takes time."

Speaking of Golden Harvest founder Raymond Chow Man Wai's passing, Pang Ho Cheung said, "I was very surprised, Louis Cha is gone! Chow Wai Man passed away as well! I am very saddened and very shocked. My first film as a director YOU SHOOT I SHOOT (MAI HUNG PAK YUN) only went into production due to Chow Man Wai's support. He believed in me and ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Golden Harvest founder Raymond Chow Man Wai passed away at age 91. He made tremendous contributions to Hong Kong films in the 70s to the 90s, cultivated many famous filmmakers like Bruce Lee, Michael Hui Koon Man, Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung Kam Bo.

Jackie Chan yesterday posted an eulogy and photos to remember Chow Man Wai. Jackie Chan recalled, "Remembering Mr. Chow Man Wai: he gave me the name of Jackie Chan. In the 80s, after THE DRUNKEN MASTER, I joined Golden Harvest. At the time my English name was still Jacky Chan. At the time the boss Chow Man Wai said, since you are in Golden Harvest you have to start over. Why not change Jacky to Jackie? Since then, I became Jackie Chan. Golden Harvest's Mr. Chow Man Wai and Mr. (Leonard) Ho Koon Cheung, one was responsible for business development and the other for film production. They was the perfect partners at work. They gave my career all new possibilities and also the chance to make movies that I really wanted to make.

Since officially joining Golden Harvest, my first film was THE YOUNG MASTER (SI DAI CHOOK MA). I remembered one scene took over 50 takes, all I had to do was the kick a fan in the air and catch it one handed beautifully. I gave my all to make this film well, to live up to the trust that the two bosses had in ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Cecilia So Lai Shan and Ng Siu Hin yesterday promoted their film NAPPING KID (YIK HEUNG YAU GWAI) on the radio. So Lai Shan said that the performance was somewhat difficult. Because the character was very smart, she was a little different from herself. She even revealed that Ng Siu Hin had a topless performance in the film. Ng Siu Hin said, "I don't know why the director wants people to take off their clothes out of the blue."

This would be the second film that So Lai Shan and Ng Siu Hin worked together on, but in the film Ng Siu Hin still had to play her "soldier". "We have a little romance and flirting, but I don't get the girl. (Was it very regrettable?) Yes, can we late make one that I do get the girl?" Cecilia said no. In real life she was simple and direct, as she felt "recruiting an army" would waste time and hurt others. Ng Siu Hin said that in real life he has been a "soldier". "She didn't like me but didn't turn me down either. I was very unhappy, I always thought I had hope. The 'soldiers' are really dumb!"

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