Las Vegas (April 29, 2004)–The Shaw Brothers, the film company which founded Hong Kong’s movie industry, and major shareholder of the Hong Kong Movie City Project, one of the largest audio post facilities in the world, recently purchased eight Euphonix System 5 digital audio mixing systems. Euphonix announced the recent deal at NAB 2004.
The new world class 100,000-plus square meter complex, currently under construction, will feature full service audio post services including an ADR/Foley stage, a scoring studio, eight audio post mix rooms, a 5.1 dubbing suite and a full feature film 400-seat dubbing theatre.
Hong Kong Movie City director of electronic and electrical operations, Eric Stark, has been planning the equipment purchase for the new multi-million dollar facility. “We spent a lot of time looking at all-digital consoles and chose the System 5 based on its architecture, network capability and the fact that it has a large following in the film community,” he commented.
Shaw Brothers has been in the film industry since the 1920’s and has released more than 800 films worldwide. Shaw Studios, led by Sir Run Run Shaw, has dominated the Southeast Asian film market for decades. Founded in Shanghai, the company moved to Singapore in 1927, and from there, during the 1950’s, the younger brother, Run Run, established Shaw Studios in Hong Kong, which is often referred to as the Hollywood of the East.