24 Apr 18, 12:08 AMllwy12: Sorry, forgot the link to Filmart: http://m.hktdc.com/fair/hkfilmart-en/Hong-Kong-International-Film---TV-Market--FILMART-.html
24 Apr 18, 12:07 AMllwy12: @SB: With all that said though, I'll take a look and see if there is at least a site or a few sites that have majority of the information -- probably not comprehensive but better than looking each one up individually....
24 Apr 18, 12:05 AMllwy12: @SB: Here's the link for Filmart website. Not sure how helpful this will be though as, if I remember correctly, if you click on For Visitor section, it will list out all the companies that had booths setup at Filmart but I don't think it lists the actual movies they are planning on doing. Most of the movie information I've been getting have been from news articles -- most would list only the movie name and I would take that name and do further research on it myself.
24 Apr 18, 12:01 AMllwy12: @SB: Hi! Sorry for the late response. There isn't an "official" website from what I know, but there are alot of fanmade sites that might list those movies. Also the official website for local movie theatres in HK will probably list them as well, though probably not all movies, only the ones released during particular time period.
18 Apr 18, 09:07 AMSB: You mentioned about FILMART in one of your recent posts. Is there any website for FILMART and the rest?
18 Apr 18, 09:06 AMSB: Hi, are you from Hong Kong? Do you know of any website to know more about the yearly upcoming HK movies?
1 Apr 18, 01:44 AMllwy12: @sport: For OCTB, they had to change the script for season 2 cuz the person they were anticipating to get for season 2 didn't pan out. They have ideas already for season 3 too, but not entire script yet.
30 Mar 18, 07:13 PMsport3888: Take Plan B, Gregory Wong's upcoming series I watched trailer and can't help but feel like I was watching a B rated series, You can't film a thriller/detective/gang related drama with such a tiny cast. I had a serious deja vu of ATV and no it's not because of Kenneth Chan. I don't know what ViuTV is doing but both Viu and Fantastic TV needs to get their act together, hire and train more behind the scenes crew.
30 Mar 18, 07:08 PMsport3888: ATV's revival is just to become a mainland channel so they are setting up themselves for failure because bottomline you needs locals like your work because you can expect people outside to do so. Majority of ViuTV's productions are subpar, odd, lacks quantity and quality in casts and filming.
30 Mar 18, 07:06 PMsport3888: Because right now many people are watching dubbed series. There's a serious lack of 20-30 episodes series outside of TVB.
30 Mar 18, 07:03 PMsport3888: Actually the length is important because HKers and Cantonese speakers with Hk background are in need of 20-30 episodes series on a consist basis.
30 Mar 18, 07:01 PMsport3888: What? I thought they said scripts for season 2 and 3 were already finished before the airing of season 1?
27 Mar 18, 12:14 PMllwy12: Bad news is that looks like filming for season 2 will be further delayed, as the script is only 50% finished...
27 Mar 18, 12:14 PMllwy12: Netflix is very much invested in the series because it has been doing well since joining the platform, remaining in the #1 and 2 positions consistently. Also, Netflix gained another 700K new users who signed up for 1 month free trial to watch OCTB and continued their subscription (I was actually one of those 700K, lol).
27 Mar 18, 12:05 PMllwy12: Big news about OCTB - major Hollywood actor will be joining season 2 as a villain...according to producer Jones Soong, the actor is international level and well-known...
17 Mar 18, 12:23 PMllwy12: Sorry, meant lost TO them..
17 Mar 18, 12:22 PMllwy12: I do agree with u though that HK audiences prefer longer series. Unfortunately, HK is so used to the “fast food” type TVB formulaic series that a lot of these high quality series would only be lost in them...
17 Mar 18, 12:20 PMllwy12: I haven’t had a chance to watch the new trailer for Stain’d yet but hopefully will get to it soon. To me, the number of episodes doesn’t matter - it’s the quality of the series that counts. Like ViuTV’s My Very Short Marriage, it was only 5 episodes but the script was excellent and the production was well done — one of the best series I’ve seen however it’s a very “niche” series in that it won’t appeal to everyone
17 Mar 18, 12:17 PMLlwy12: But in general, I think it’s an inevitable move..just not sure why they sold to Fantastic TV given they have so little standing in audiences eyes right now. I heard Fantastic TV aired their own series awhile back again and like no one knew...
17 Mar 18, 12:15 PMLlwy12: @sport: Yea, I saw the info about HKTV series airing on Fantastic TV. They are going to start with one of my favorite series TBONTB. I’ll do up a post on it later on so will go into more detail on how I feel at that time.
16 Mar 18, 07:56 PMSport3888: HK audience desperately needs 20-30 episode series besides TVB.
16 Mar 18, 07:55 PMSport3888: When I saw HKTV news on AppleDaily I was hoping it was news of production resume bummer. Fox releae a longer trailer for Stained. Looks like all their series will be only 5 episodes. Even if they are hour long each that’s still not enough production for long term viewing.
16 Mar 18, 07:52 PMSport3888: Haha I never knew he had that nickname just knew he had a poor movie career. Definitely need to watch it when you get the chance. Did you hear about HKTV selling their series for Fantastic free tv for airing? What do you think of this move?
1 Mar 18, 07:10 AMLlwy12: I’m happy that Dayo is no longer “box office poison” now, lol...
1 Mar 18, 07:09 AMLlwy12: @sport: Yea, I had heard there are tons of guest stars in the movie — even that Youtuber dude from Silver Spleen has a few second cameo in it, lol! I’m honestly not sure if I’m going to watch, as my time is so limited nowadays that there truly has to be a good reason for me to pull myself away from the boatload of stuff I’ve got going on. I did read some of the reviews on the movie and also other news stuff in it and it does seem like the movie has been generally well-received that’s good..
28 Feb 18, 09:23 PMsport3888: Hi llwy12, do you plan on watching Dayo Wong and Charmaine Sheh's comedy movie? I think it one of the most sincere HK comedy movie I've watched in years. Too bad they still haven't been approved for playing in China. I watched it at AMC theater in Chicago and was surprised to "FongYing" and "AhMeh" even for a few seconds. Made me wish someone would invest in web series for The Menu. Would be as bad if I got to see those characters for a few more seasons.
22 Feb 18, 09:55 PMllwy12: @jadul80: Hi there! LOL, that's a good question -- no promises, as I haven't been watching much lately. The old TVB series I've been re-watching are ones that most people are already familiar enough with that I'm not sure if I want to spend time on a review...
21 Feb 18, 10:05 PMjadul80: Hi,llwy12, when you post TVB old drama review again?:D
24 Jan 18, 10:12 PMllwy12: Yea, I'm still planning on doing up a post on the latest HKTV / Ricky Wong thing (those 2 articles I mentioned from last week) -- I know it's not really what we wanted to hear (prospect of HKTV resuming production getting dimmer as a result) but at least there's finally some info after hearing nothing for like 3-4 months....hoping to get that post up by this weekend...
24 Jan 18, 10:10 PMllwy12: In any case though, whatever the long term plans will be for Fox under Disney, I'm pretty sure that the 2 series already filmed (Trading Floor and Stain'd) won't be impacted much, since both are already completed series and just waiting for air date....future productions however could be impacted...
24 Jan 18, 10:08 PMllwy12: As for Fox..yea I'm actually wondering the same thing. When the news of Disney buying Fox first came out, I did read something where Fox Asia gave a generic statement saying nothing will change, but I'm honestly not sure, as that was very early in the talks. To be honest, it's hard to believe that nothing is going to change. Look at what Disney did to the Star Wars franchise since taking it over from George Lucas...their vision was obviously different from his and it shows....
24 Jan 18, 10:04 PMllwy12: According to Danny, they are going to start filming on season 2 after CNY...and they just got confirmation on a big name guest star who has agreed to film a cameo in the series (of course they didn't reveal who it was but supposedly it's someone big that they didn't think they could get but turns out the person agreed)...can't wait to find out who, lol
24 Jan 18, 10:02 PMllwy12: Instead, I've been scouring the internet for news about OCTB season 2 (which, coincidentally I read an article about today, since Danny Chan attended a promo event for his new movie and of course, reporters tried to get some inside scoop on OCTB's highly anticipated season 2, lol).
24 Jan 18, 10:00 PMllwy12: Yea, I agree about the HK productions thing, though so far all the web series that have been announced have been Mainland co-productions. Did you hear about the latest one that EEG is producing in collaboration with I can't remember whether it's Youku or Iqiyi -- they been doing promo for it the last couple days...it's called PTU and is another one of those police series (of course, HK's specialty, lol). I like some of the cast but not really interested in watching it.
24 Jan 18, 09:57 PMllwy12: @sport: LOL...definitely not trying to promote hate towards TVB but just trying to be honest with how things work in the industry so people aren't misled -- especially since the mainstream media doesn't necessarily cover this stuff.
24 Jan 18, 08:17 PMsport3888: Also with Fox being bought out by Disney I wonder how it would affect their original plan of expanding intot he HK market and filming HK series.
24 Jan 18, 08:15 PMsport3888: Honestly if Hk audience has to rely on internet series then there really needs to be more full HK based productions. Any Mainland collaborated series will not be well recieved.
24 Jan 18, 08:14 PMsport3888: @llwy12 haha I knew you would. Many of my hate towards TVB stems from the knowledge I've learned over the years through your blog! If there's any glimpse of hope with HKTV returning do let me know. The way I see it unless those internet series are entirely based in HK in production, cast, and crew like OCTB they are not going to be popular with the HK audience. So far I only know of the one with Chil Lam and Fiona Sit invested by Youku as well as Fox's series.
22 Jan 18, 06:45 AMllwy12: @sport: You know me well, lol! I’m typing up my “rant” on the anniversary awards right now so stay tuned!
21 Jan 18, 03:18 PMsport3888: Hi llwy12, waiting for your review of the TVB awards lol It was definitely rigged and a pork sharing show. So many unknown actresses. Many leads also didn't show up. You can tell TVB has loss it's glimpse and glamor. Can't wait until those Fox and that internet series with ChiLam releases so I can was HK series again. Of course I truly wish HKTV would come back as a web platform. If a dead station like ATV can revive as web network, no way HKTV shouldn't!