22 March 2010
Henry Tang Helps Open Entertainment Expo Hong Kong
FILMART Opens with New Exhibitor Record
23 March 2010 – Entertainment Expo Hong Kong, which opened last night at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), “has become a significant event for the Asian entertainment business” since its launch in 2005, said Chief Secretary for Administration Henry Tang, speaking at the opening ceremony.
Mr Tang told the overflow audience of international entertainment industry players, celebrities and the media that Hong Kong films last year won 52 awards in film festivals and competitions around the world. “Most recently, the Hong Kong-produced film Echoes of the Rainbow won the Crystal Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival,” he said. Mr Tang added that Hong Kong’s recent film success has been “the result of hard work, creativity and innovation of Hong Kong talent.”
Also taking part in the opening ceremony were Jack So, Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Hong Kong Film Development Council (HKFDC), Tong Gang, Director of the Film Bureau, State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, and Tony Leung, Hong Kong Entertainment Ambassador.
The Asian Film Awards took place following the opening ceremony for Entertainment Expo.
Entertainment Expo Hong Kong encompasses nine multimedia events, including the Hong Kong International Film and Television Market (FILMART), which opened yesterday with 548 exhibitors from 29 countries and regions, a new exhibitor record. Asia's major entertainment industry market, and one of the world’s top three film markets, FILMART continues through 25 March at the HKCEC. The HKTDC helps market Entertainment Expo and organises FILMART.
Spotlight on 3D Film
This year’s FILMART includes more than 260 film screenings and 60 seminars and networking sessions. Animation and Digital Entertainment Day, 24 March, includes the New Generation Digital Entertainment Summit. A workshop and seminar focusing on 3D movie technology will also take place 24 March. Industry experts from Hong Kong and overseas, including specialists who worked on the recent blockbuster Avatar, will take part.
Fair website: www.eexpohk.com
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Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 offices worldwide, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, www.hktdc.com