31 Mar – Hong Kong actor Tin Kai Man recently expressed his worries about the future of film workers who were affected by the Hong Kong protests and are now severely impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19.
As reported on Mingpao, Tin, who is also the chairman of the Hong Kong's Federation of Film Workers and Entertainers Association, stated that a lot of people working behind the scenes have now switched careers or took part time jobs in order to earn more money.
"The movie industry is in trouble. The only government-sponsored film working right now is "Hand-Rolled Cigarette"," he said.
Tin stated that the general assembly will be meeting with major movie companies at the end of the month to discuss the situation and find ways to resolve the issue.
"We will see what the government can do, rebuild everybody's confidence and start shooting more Hong Kong-made films," he said, adding that he has also been in discussion about the issue with the president of the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild, Louis Koo.
Last week, the Hong Kong government ordered cinemas and other public spaces to close down operation for two weeks in response to the latest wave of coronavirus in HK.
(Photo Source: Mingpao)