More than 200 film-makers, show-biz stars and artistes voiced
their support and blessings to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at a
reception in Hong Kong Monday night, vowing to play a role in
promoting the Beijing Olympics.
The "Welcoming Olympic Christmas Reception" was hosted by the
Hong Kong Film Development Council and officiated by Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Donald Tsang
and President of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of
Hong Kong, China, Timothy Fok.
Chairman of the Film Development Council Jack So said that
although unrelated at first glance, the Olympic Games and the film
industry shared common ground -- they are both cradles for
"Film stars and sports elite both have the determination to
strive for excellence and record-breaking success," So said, adding
"the exciting Olympic Games and blockbusters of Hong Kong have
always been able to attract and inspire big audiences."
Fok thanked the film industry for taking the lead to support the
Beijing Olympic Games.
"I hope that with concerted efforts, the film industry will be
able to drum up public support for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
and the equestrian event to be held in Hong Kong, and that the
whole territory will share the joyous, enthusiastic atmosphere,"
Chairman of the Hong Kong Chamber of Films Peter Lam said the
chamber would help the Film Development Council shoot a series of
Olympic Games promotional videos, which would be shown in member
theaters of the Hong Kong Theaters Association.
Eric Tsang, Chairman of the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild,
also pledged to offer unswerving support in the promotion of the
The Film Development Council was established in April this year
to advise the HKSAR government on the policy and strategy for the
short and long-term development and steady growth of the local film
(Xinhua News Agency December 18, 2007)