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Curtain Set to Rise on Hong Kong Day at the American Film Market.

Screenings and Events Spotlight Co-production Opportunities

SANTA MONICA, CA, Nov 3, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - Hong Kong Day at the American Film Market [AFM(R)] is set to open tomorrow in Santa Monica, California. Stella Poon, Director, Los Angeles, Hong Kong Trade Development Council [HKTDC] and Jonathan Wolf, Managing Director, American Film Market [AFM] welcomed the seventh edition of the event, which is jointly organised by the AFM and the HKTDC. Hong Kong Day features events and screenings highlighting international opportunities for film production in Hong Kong.

- Connecting the global film industry -

Hong Kong's advantages as a production service base for global filmmakers are the central theme of Hong Kong Day at AFM. A seminar entitled "Hong Kong: The Next Generation of Project Management for Production in Asia" will feature speakers from Hong Kong and the US film industry discussing various advantages and experiences. A Hong Kong Reception is also arranged to give attendees a chance to network with film industry leaders from Hong Kong and around the world. Meanwhile, film premieres throughout 3 and 4 November by Hong Kong companies showcase some of the top work taking place in the region.

"Hong Kong is a perfect production and service hub for international film business in Asia," said Mr Wolf. "We are delighted to support this showcase of Hong Kong at the AFM and help build even stronger global film ties."

"With the rapid development of the entertainment business in Asia, especially China, there is a growing trend for cross-boundary film production," said Ms Poon. "In this context, production companies need local partners with technical sophistication as well as a firm understanding of regional industry dynamics. Hong Kong's strong talent pool of film and service professionals familiar in working with both Eastern and Western film projects leaves it uniquely suited to thrive in this kind of role."

Ms Poon also underscored the benefits for international filmmakers teaming up with Hong Kong partners to take advantage of the unique free trade pact between Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, called the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA). Under CEPA, Hong Kong-Mainland co-productions are not subject to quotas and restrictions that are normally placed on foreign films being shown on the mainland.

- Hong Kong at the movies -

The following films will be presented by Hong Kong companies on Hong Kong Day:

Vampire Cleanup Department from Young Live Entertainment (HK) Company Limited

- Screening at ArcLight 6, November 3 (Thu) 13:30 and ArcLight 4, November 4 (Fri) 13:30

Operation Mekong from Distribution Workshop

- Screening at ArcLight 5, November 3 (Thu) 15:00

Call Of Heroes from Universe Films Distribution Company Limited

- Screening at AMC Santa Monica 3, November 3 (Thu) 15:00

Line Walker from Media Asia Distribution Limited

- Screening at AMC Santa Monica 2, November 4 (Fri) 11:30

Cold War 2 from Edko Films Limited

- Screening at AMC Santa Monica 3, November 4 (Fri) 15:00

Three from Media Asia Distribution Limited

- Screening at ArcLight 2, November 4 (Fri) 15:30

- Programme Rundown -

Seminar: "Hong Kong: The Next Generation of Project Management for Production in Asia"

Panel : Mr Fred Wang, Chairman, Salon Films; Mr Joseph Yeung, Executive Director, HLCG Film Guarantors Ltd; Mr Maria Lo Orzel, Producer, Studio Strada

Time : 2:30pm - 4pm

Venue : AFM Studio, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Details: No RSVP required, open to all AFM badge-holders (Seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis)

Hong Kong Reception-

Time : 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Venue : Ocean & Vine Restaurant, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Details: Invitation only

- Hong Kong Companies at AFM -

All Rights Entertainment Limited (Loews - 532)

Bravos Pictures Limited (Loews - 654)

China 3D Digital Distribution Limited (Loews - 450)

Distribution Workshop (Loews - 605)

Edko Films Limited (Loews - 330)

Emperor Motion Pictures (Loews - 504)

Golden Network Asia Limited (Loews - 456)

HLCG Film Guarantors Limited (Loews - 330)

Lemon Tree Media Company Limited (Loews - 306)

Media Asia Distribution Limited (Loews - 621)

Mega-Vision Project Workshop Limited (Loews - 517)

Universe Films Distribution Company Limited (Loews - 452)

Young Live Entertainment (HK) Company Limited (Loews - 647)

To view press releases in Chinese, please visit http://mediaroom.hktdc.com/tc

About HKTDC

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The HKTDC is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and services providers. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in overseas markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Google+, Twitter @hktdc, LinkedIn.

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+hktdc

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hktdc

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/hong-kong-trade-development-council

Source: HKTDC

Contact:
HKTDC
Communication and Public Affairs Department
Joe Kainz
Tel: +852 2584 4216
Email: joe.kainz@hktdc.org


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