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SCED meets with Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild

     The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, today (April 30) met with the President of the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild (the Guild), Mr Andrew Lau, and its Executive Committee to exchange views on the long-term development of the film industry.

     At the meeting, Mr So discussed with the representatives of the Guild the support services provided by the Government for film production.

     Mr So said, "The Hong Kong Government is a staunch supporter of the local film industry. The Government will continue to encourage more film productions and nurture talents through the Film Development Fund. We will introduce a new Film Production Grant Scheme and enhance the Film Production Financing Scheme. Moreover, we will relaunch the First Feature Film Initiative in 2015."

     He talked to the representatives of the Guild, and listened to suggestions on how the Government can help drive the development of film industry and expand its audience.

     The Government will continue to implement measures to help facilitate the development of film industry, Mr So said.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Issued at HKT 22:57