Hong Kong, China (May 4, 2004)–Hong Kong Movie City, a $150m state-of-the-art film facility, has selected the AMS Neve DFC for its premier film mixing stages. Two 80-fader, 3-position DFC Gemini consoles will be installed in the facility’s main mix rooms, due to become operational by the end of 2004.
HKMC director of electronic and electrical operations, Eric Stark, is confident this investment will make Movie City an attractive alternative to filmmakers from around the world. “We’ll be looking at users not only from Hong Kong, but also from overseas because of the standard of the facilities,” Stark said. “The DFC is the console of choice among a large number of the International elite of mixing engineers.”
Huw Gwilym of AMS Neve added, “AMS Neve once again leads the way in mixing to picture with the launch of the DFC Gemini. This technology advancement was valuable to HKMC, and having the highest quality consoles where it matters defines their international status.”
Shaw Bros. is a substantial shareholder in Hong Kong Movie City. Following the making of an historic film library with over 800 titles including many classic martial arts movies, Shaw Brothers is now investing in the next generation of Asian talent.
The 100,000-plus sq. m. Hong Kong Movie City is being built in Tseung Kwan O not far from Movie Town, Shaw Brothers’ historic home and the launch pad for the careers of many world acclaimed talents. “Movie City will definitely attract a lot of overseas producers to Hong Kong,” said Alfred Cheung Kin-ting, producer of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan’s latest movie Highbinders.