Two companies team up to support HK film industryLocal | 7 May 2020 3:10 pm
Emperor Motion Pictures and One Cool Film Production Limited said today they are joining together in an unprecedented partnership to co-produce and co-distribute ten Hong Kong-produced feature films over the next two years to help the ailing local film industry that is significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
All local film productions were effectively halted to comply with public health measures and to ensure the safety of film personnel, but this has drastically affected the livelihoods of film industry workers working in front of and behind the camera, leading to a potential talent drain from the industry, the two companies said.
The ten films will mainly be filmed in Hong Kong with Hong Kong-based crews in an effort to revive the local film industry and nurture new talents. Diverse choices will be provided to film goers by covering a wide range of genres, including horror, suspense, romance and comedies.
The companies said they have already signed formal agreements and began preparations, and creators, actors and crews are being quickly assembled in order to put the industry back to work as soon as possible.
Production on these films are set to begin in the second half of this year.