Government announces membership of new-term Hong Kong Film Development Council
The Government today (March 29) announced that the Chief Executive has appointed the new-term Hong Kong Film Development Council (HKFDC) for two years from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2021.
Membership of the new-term HKFDC is as follows:
Dr Wilfred Wong Ying-wai (Chairman) #
# New appointee
The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, said, "The HKFDC has been instrumental in promoting the development of Hong Kong's film industry. With members' rich experiences, outstanding achievements and representativeness in various fields of the industry, I am confident that the new-term HKFDC will continue to provide expert advice to the Government to help the local film industry thrive further, in particular with the proposed $1 billion injection into the Film Development Fund (FDF)."
Mr Yau expressed gratitude to the outgoing Chairman, Mr Ma Fung-kwok, and outgoing members Mr Enoch Chan Chi-to, Professor Cheuk Pak-tong, Mr Chu Chung-on, Mr Jason Lam Kee-to, Ms Connie Lam Suk-yee, Mr Albert Lee, Mr Maurice Lee Wai-man, Mr Stephen Shin Kei-yin and Ms June Wong Bo-chu for their valuable contributions to the HKFDC.
The biographies of the new appointees are as follows:
Dr Wilfred Wong Ying-wai is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong International Film Festival Society and Asian Film Awards Academy.
Mr Felix Chong Man-keung is a noted screenplay writer and film director who has produced many award-winning films including "Infernal Affairs" and "Project Gutenberg".
Ms Sylvia Chang Ai-chia has outstanding multidisciplinary achievements as an actress, scriptwriter, director, singer and producer.
Mr Ding Yuin-shan is a senior lecturer (film production) and project co-ordinator of the Master of Fine Arts Programme at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and has participated in production and promotion of over 20 feature films.
Mr Gordon Lam Ka-tung is a well-known producer and actor, as well as the Vice-president of the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild.
Mr Mathew Tang Hon-keung is the executive producer of Movie Addict Productions Limited. He participated in production of many popular films including "Cold War" and "Finding Mr Right".
Mr Ivan Wong Chi-fai is the managing director of UA Cinema Circuit Limited and Lark International Multimedia Limited and has been one of the directors of the Hong Kong Theatres Association since 2014.
Mr Wong Chun was a winner of the 1st First Feature Film Initiative under the FDF and the director of the film "Mad World", which was a box-office hit and won him Best New Director in the 53rd Golden Horse Awards and the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards.
Ms Cora Yim Ka-nim is the Senior Vice President of Fox International Channels overseeing the Chinese Channels group.
The HKFDC was set up in 2007 to advise the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development on policies and measures relating to development of the film industry, including nurturing talent, enhancing local film production, expanding markets and building the audience.
Ends/Friday, March 29, 2019