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HONG KONG Films churned out by Peter Chan's Applause Pictures have one common thread: the pooling of Asian talent.
Chan hopes this strategy will help recapture Hong Kong's Asian markets, while acquainting Hong Kong audiences with the region's talent. The end goal? To build a unified Asian marketplace.
Chan's 2-year-old production shingle joins a host of Asian companies expecting to find strength in numbers: Hong Kong's Emperor Media Group, Media Asia and Filmko; South Korea's CJ Entertainment and Sidus; Thailand's Sahamongkol, Tai Entertainment and Film Bangkok; and Japan's Shochiku and Omega.
Says Wouter Barendrecht, co-chairman of Fortissimo Film …