Asia's Biggest Film and TV Market Takes Center Stage in HK
HONG KONG, June 27 -- Asia's largest film and TV
market, the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (Filmart
2001) was opened on Wednesday at the Hong Kong Convention and
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Peter Woo, chairman of the
Trade Development Council (TDC), said, "Hong Kong is dynamic and
is always searching for the new, the surprising, the latest and
the best from around the world. It is, therefore, particularly
fitting that Hong Kong should play host to Filmart."
He said, "being the largest film event in Asia, our ambition is
for this annual gathering to become the premier international
marketplace for film in our time zone."
According to Woo, 130 film and TV companies from 17 countries
and regions joined the Filmart, a 20 percent increase in the
number of exhibitors over last year.
"This success underscores Hong Kong's lead as an international
entertainment and distribution hub," he added.
Organized by TDC, Filmart 2001 will run until June 29. Besides
showcasing film and TV programs, it offers a wide and growing
range of film-related services: animation production, post-
production technology, film financing and digital entertainment
-- source: Xinhua News Agency
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