22 Jul – Hong Kong director Mabel Cheung recently revealed that she will be one of the senior filmmakers participating in the "Directors' Succession Scheme" - which is one of the five measures established by the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau to help increase the number of film productions in Hong Kong.
As reported on Mingpao, Mabel, who spoke to the media about the scheme, stated that she has already made up a plan about mentoring newcomers and co-producing film projects with them, and that she will start by collaborating with her former student Norris Wong of "My Prince Edward" fame.
"Back when all of my students would hand over their film assignments, Norris was the only person who submitted a musical and left a deep impression on me. I have also watched her first film as a director, which she wrote herself. I really believe that she has a lot of potential," she said.
It is noted that Norris previously won Best New Director at the Hong Kong Film Awards for her work on "My Prince Edward".
On the other hand, Wong Kar Wai, who is also participating in the scheme, revealed that he will be cooperating with Ronald Zee, who worked as his assistant director on the 2013 movie, "The Grandmaster".
"I have witness his growth, and I believe this new scheme will enable talented young people to show their ability," he said.
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