Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Asian movie audition for actors on Wednesday, 28 Feb 07

Movie Casting Call for Actors to Appear in Asian Movie

Shortlisted candidates will appear alongside Hong Kong actress Karena Lam, Taiwan model/actor Tender Huang and Singapore band Ronin.



The producers of upcoming Asian movie Anna & Anna are organizing an audition to recruit actors for a rock band performance scene with Karena Lam, Tender Huang and Ronin.

Trendy young executive-looking males and females, age of 21 – 35. Preferable to come with friends in groups of 3 – 5 people. Singles coming for the audition alone are welcomed.

Audition Date


28 February 2007, Wednesday. Audition is one-day-only.

7.00pm to 8.00pm.


- Actors should be available for a morning shoot on 4 March 2007, Sunday

- Dress code: clubbing outfit, smart casual

- Identification documents should be presented for verification purposes during the audition.

- Actors will receive transport allowance.

- Food and refreshments will be provided on the day of shoot.


Kampong Chai Chee Community Centre

200 Bedok North Ave 1, Singapore 469752 (near Bedok Community Library)

Movie Information

Anna & Anna is a romantic thriller movie about a Singapore career woman Anna (Karena Lam) who meets her doppelganger Si Yu (also played by Karena) during a business trip in Shanghai, China. Anna finds out that Si Yu who looks exactly like her is married to her ex-boyfriend Ouyang (Lu Yi). Love for her ex-beau rekindles and she decides to switch identities with Si-Yu. Si-Yu then flies to Singapore where she falls in love with Anna’s boyfriend Billy (Tender). Realising that Ouyang is no longer the man she used to love, Anna desperately wants her old life back, but her doppelganger has plans of her own too.

Anna & Anna is Singapore's first independent Singapore-China co-production to be filmed in both Singapore and Shanghai. The movie is presented by Ascension Pictures and produced by PIP Productions (a Singaporean production company)

Anna & Anna will be released in cinemas across Asia from August 2007.

National Committee for UNIFEM, Singapore and AWARE proudly present as part of International Women’s Day Celebrations

Cages is set in the forgotten suburbs of modern Singapore. ALI's attempt to escape repeated bad relationships ironically puts her before the man she resents most - her father, TAN. But, the truth is not always easy toface when her father reveals a dark secret of 20 years past; a past that may cost a lifetime of relationship.

CAGES is a powerful and poetic family love story about the intricacies of life. Set against the backdrop of Singapore songbirds, this eloquent journey of a woman, her blind son and her father, captures the unique and eloquent portrait of family, tradition, and the universal dialect of love and hope.

A feature length film shot entirely in Singapore stars Oscar Nominee Mako Iwamatsu (TAN) best know for his roles in "Pearl Harbor", "Memoirs of a Geisha", and "Seven Years in Tibet," celebrated Hollywood legend Zelda Rubinstein (LIZ) appearing in "Poltergeist", "Sixteen Candles", "Teen Witch". The film introduces Singapore veteran actress Tan Kheng Hua (ALI) from MediCorp TV Channel 5 Television Sitcom: Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd as Margaret and plays opposite 8-year old visually impaird, Dickson Tan (JONAH).

"Singapore may never have looked better" - Variety Magazine

"CAGES is a beautifully shot film" - Firecracker Magazine

Meet the internationally-acclaimed cast and crew of Cages at this red carpet premier event. This Charity Gala Premier benefits National Committee for UNIFEM Singapore and AWARE in their programs for women empowerment in Singapore.

TICKET PRICES: $25 with cocktail reception and networking session with cast, crew and other guests Bulk Bookings are available, including bookings of whole theatrettes

DATE: Monday, 12 March 2007 TIME: 7:30PM (Cocktail) 8:30PM (Film Start) 10:00PM (Discussion)

VENUE: Golden Village Grand, Great World City

To purchase tickets, you may:

1. email us at <cages@unifemsingapore.org.sg>
2. call Dawn at (+65) 62386763>
3. drop by our offices
4. pay online via paypal (visit > <http://www.unifemsingapore.org.sg/> National Committee for UNIFEM, Singapore 2 Nassim Road Singapore 258370 Tel : +65 6238 6761> Fax :+65 6238 6762

MUSIC AND LYRICS OST is the #1 album on iTunes!

Valentines Day Weekend's Top Romantic Comedy!
Millions of Americans went to see 'Music & Lyrics' starting Valentine's Day 2/14.
The Soundtrack for Music & Lyrics is currently #1 on iTunes - people want this music!
Listen to the music here: http://musicandlyrics.warnerbros.com/
Watch the movie trailer here: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809276825/trailer

Monday, February 26, 2007

and the OSCAR winners are ...

Best Picture

Best Director
Martin Scorsese, THE DEPARTED

Actor in a Leading Role

Actress in a Leading Role
Helen Mirren, THE QUEEN

Best Film Editing

Best Original Song
“I Need to Wake Up” - AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, Melissa Etheridge

Best Original Screenplay

Best Original Score

Honorary Award
Ennio Morricone

Best Documentary Feature

Best Documentary (Short Subject)

Actress in a Supporting Role
Jennifer Hudson, DREAMGIRLS

Best Foreign Film

Best Visual Effects

Best Cinematography

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Sherry Lansing

Best Costume Design

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Animated Film

Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Sound Mixing

Best Sound Editing

Best Short Film (Live-Action)

Best Short Film (Animated)

Best Makeup

Best Art Direction

Friday, February 23, 2007

JUST FOLLOW LAW Is the Highest Grossing Asian Title in Singapore This Chinese New Year!

JUST FOLLOW LAW, which opens on February 15th, is the highest grossing Asian movie in Singapore this Chinese New Year season. Its box office as of February 22nd stands at $1.404 million, taking the No.2 spot on the latest local box office chart.

The movie also topped the daily box office chart over a consecutive of three days from February 20th to February 22nd.

With this fantastic result, producers J Team and Innoform Media are hopeful that the final box office figure for JUST FOLLOW LAW can cross the $2.5 million mark.

“Director Jack Neo has proven once again to be the undisputed box office champion of the Singapore movie industry. We are very happy with the excellent result and am confident the movie will remain popular with Singaporeans in the weeks to come,” says Mr Lim Teck, General Manager of Innoform Media.

Our coverage of JUST FOLLOW LAW press conference is right here

Our review of JUST FOLLOW LAW

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Twins Mission ~ Press Release from Hong Kong (Dated 17 Feb)

You need to enable Chinese encodings to read the news below:

由徐小明、李鳳鳴監製,江道海導演首次執導,蔡卓妍、 鍾欣桐、洪金寶、吳京、張茜及元華主演的《双子神偷》,從開拍、後期製作到宣傳長達七個月時間,終於在二月十五日隆重上映。監製徐小明、李鳳鳴希望能與導演及眾演員分享這份喜悅,特意邀請導演江道海、吳京、張茜、元華及五對雙生演員一同食團年飯慶祝。

劇組相處融洽感情像一家人 監製徐小明請食團年飯慰勞眾演員

元華哥恍如有第二頭家 眼見仔女長大食團年飯倍感溫馨

Friday, February 16, 2007

Walking Down The Memory Lane With Director Jack Neo

A Retrospective Exhibition on Director Jack Neo
Date: 01 March – 14 March 2007
Time: 11am – 9pm
Venue: library@esplanade
8 Raffles Avenue
#03-01 Singapore 039802

Insight to Asian Cinemas: Making Money Movies
Date: 04 March 2007
Time: 3pm
Venue: The Pod, National Library
100 Victoria Street
Singapore 188064

J Team, InnoForm Media, Golden Village Pictures, together with National Library Board (NLB), will be organising two significant events to celebrate the extraordinary career of local Director Jack Neo as a filmmaker and in conjunction with the release of his 10th movie, JUST FOLLOW LAW.

From MONEY NO ENOUGH (1998) to I NOT STUPID 2 (2006), Director Jack Neo has produced a total of nine films, which garnered more than $25 million at the local box office. This amazing feat marks an incredible achievement in his career as well as an important milestone in Singapore’s movie industry.

Besides showcasing the costumes, behind-the-scene footages and movie stills from his past productions at the retrospective exhibition from March 1st – 14th, Director Neo is invited by NLB for the second time to share his valuable experiences in making successful commercial movies for the past nine years. Admission to the seminar is free, however registration with NLB is required.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Twins Mission ~ Press Release from Hong Kong (Junket in Beijing, 14 Feb)

In conjunction with the release of TWINS MISSION, Twins, Wu Jing, Jess Zhang together with Director Kong Tao Hoi and Producers Tsui Siu Ming and Amy Li were in Beijing yesterday for the promotion of the entertaining action-comedy.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Free outdoor screening of Sarjan Hassan, a WWII film from Singapore

You have probably seen high budget war films such as Saving Private Ryan and Thin Red Line. What about films that deals with war and memories from Southeast Asia?

The Asian Film Archive has curated a free film screening of a classic war film tomorrow evening. The film – Sarjan Hassan (Sergeant Hassan) is co-directed by two film masters in the 50s: P. Ramlee from Singapore and Lamberto Avellana, from Philipines. This is in conjunction with the anniversary celebrations of two WWII museums here – Reflection at Bukit Chandu and Memories at Old Fort Factory.

Title: Sarjan Hassan (aka Sergeant Hassan)
Directed by Lamberto Avallena and P. Ramlee
Cast: P. Ramlee and Jins Shamsuddin
In Digibeta projection
Date: 10 Feb 2007 Sat
Time: 6-9 pm
Venue: Reflections @ Bukit Chandu (31K, Pepys Road S'pore 118458).
Transport will be provided at HarbourFront MRT.

Highlights to the film:
- Sarjan Hassan (aka Sergeant Hassan), is a wartime drama made in 1955.
- It is co-directed by two film masters in the 50s: P. Ramlee from Singapore and Lamberto Avellana, from Philipines.
- P. Ramlee also stars as a young soldier and rose to be a hero of the people.
- It will be an outdoor screening at Reflections at Bukit Chandu, which is also where our Malay Regiment defended Singapore during the WWII. A famous battle – Battle of Pasir Panjang – is fought here from 8-14th Feb 1942. ". Read more about the Malay Regiment at http://www.s1942.org.sg/s1942/bukit_chandu/directory_askar.htm and http://www.s1942.org.sg/s1942/bukit_chandu/directory_battlediary.htm.

Organised by the National Archives of Singapore and curated by the Asian Film Archive.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


Golden Village is organising a special weekend with all five Academy Awards® Best Motion Picture Nominees at GV VivoCity Cinema Europa. From 23 till 25 February exclusively at GV VivoCity Cinema Europa patrons who buy tickets of three or more nominated films can enjoy a special promotion price of $8 per ticket for each film. Tickets are available from 9 February at all GV Box Offices only. The screenings schedule is available at www.gv.com.sg.

The nominees for Best Motion Picture are:

Alejandro González Iñárritu directed this film of multiple fateful situations in different countries that are intertwined and affect lives of many. Starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Nominated in five other categories including Best Supporting Actress for Adriana Barazza and Rinko Kikuchi.

Rating: M18. Running time: 2 hours 22 minutes

The Departed
(GV Exclusive re release)
The Martin Scorcese’s gangster epic details the entangled lives of two moles, one in the police force, the other one in the crime organization. Starring Leonardo di Caprio and Jack Nicholson. Nominated in four other categories including Best Supporting Actor for Mark Wahlberg.

Rating: M18. Running time: 2 hours 32 minutes

Letters from Iwo Jima
Oscar® winner Clint Eastwood directed this dramatization of Battle of Iwo Jima as told from the Japanese point of view. Starring Ken Watanabe. Nominated in three other categories including Best Director for Clint Eastwood.

Rating: NC16. Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Little Miss Sunshine
(GV Exclusive re release)
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris helmed this story of a dysfunctional family in their road trip to deliver their young daughter to a beauty pageant. Starring Steve Carell, Greg Kinnear and Toni Collete. Nominated in three other categories including Best Supporting Actor for Alan Larkin.

Rating: NC16. Running time: 1 hour 41minutes

The Queen
Directed by Academy Award®-nominated Stephen Frears, the film features the fictionalized account of Queen Elizabeth II in the wake of Princess Diana’s death. Starring Helen Mirren. Nominated in five other categories including Best Actress for Helen Mirren.

Rating: PG. Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Friday, February 02, 2007

Collaboration by LAW

Local movie JUST FOLLOW LAW Marks The First Collaboration Between Director Jack Neo and Local Music Producer Billy Koh

Renowned local music producer Billy Koh (许环良), founder of local music label Ocean Butterflies (海蝶音乐), is producing the soundtrack for Director Jack Neo’s Chinese New Year blockbuster JUST FOLLOW LAW. This marks the first collaboration between the two celebrated local film and music producers.

Established local singer A-Do (阿杜) and upcoming Malaysian singer Rynn Lin (林宇中) of Ocean Butterflies have lent their voices to the theme songs for JUST FOLLOW LAW. Rynn Lin sang 《对调》 (SWOPPED), composed and wrote the lyrics especially for the movie, before even watching the film. Award-winning Singaporean singer A-Do sang the second theme song 《活过》 (LIVED BEFORE), the lyrics of which Billy Koh wrote.

“Anyone who has watched “Money No Enough” or “I Not Stupid” would unanimously agree that Jack Neo’s films have the power to touch audiences’ hearts. Ocean Butterflies shares the same philosophy and is honoured to join him in contributing our forte – MUSIC – in JUST FOLLOW LAW,” comments Billy Koh.

For his nine previous films, Director Jack Neo produced the music in-house. With JUST FOLLOW LAW, he decided to approach Billy Koh and his reputable music powerhouse Ocean Butterflies to bring the music production quality to the next level.

Says Director Jack Neo, “There must be something different in every movie we make, improving them each time. For this movie, we hoped to achieve a different feel in the soundtrack. I have known Billy since our army days and I am confident that having him and his team onboard will help us achieve this goal.”

JUST FOLLOW LAW is jointly produced by J Team and Innoform Media, with distributor Golden Village Pictures. The film humorously explores the intricacies of office politics in Singapore, seen through the eyes of blue-collar worker Zui (Gurmit Singh) and Vice President Tanya (Fann Wong) who, through a freak accident, swap souls and bodies.

JUST FOLLOW LAW, filmed entirely in Singapore, will be opening islandwide on 15th February in Singapore. It will get staggered releases in the following territories, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Brunei, thereafter.

Access JUST FOLLOW LAW movie page here on moviexclusive.com

Thursday, February 01, 2007

February Promotions at Golden Village Multiplexes

GV's Hong Bao Movie Savers Gift Pack

This Lunar New Year, Give a red packet with a difference: A Hong Bao Movie Saver’s Gift Pack.

This Chinese New Year, give your relatives Golden Village's Hong Bao Movie Savers Gift Packs. For only $48, the gift pack includes six movie vouchers and a free movie pass, which saves you up to $9.

In addition, the first 3000 HSBC credit cardholders can enjoy a special price of $45.

- Hong Bao Movie Savers Gift Packs are available for sale from 1st to 28th February 2007.
- Hong Bao Movie Savers Gift Pack vouchers are valid for use only from 25th February to 30th April 2007.

Movie vouchers from Hong Bao Movie Savers Gift Pack are valid at all GV cinemas in Singapore. Tickets are not valid for telephone, internet, iMode and WAP bookings. For details, please log on to www.gv.com.sg.

Sales for Hong Bao Movie Savers Gift Pack are available at any GV box office.

Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

An Intimate and Lavish Affair at GV Gold Class This Valentines’ Day

A romantic cinema experience at GV Gold Class complimented with champagne, spa and beauty treats.

This romantic season, invite your loved one to a romantic movie treat at Golden Village Gold Class. For $88 you get a pair of Gold Class tickets at GV VivoCity or GV Grand and savor Moet & Chandon Champagne* while watching a movie. Additionally, you will receive a limited edition of THEFACESHOP Beauty Kit and a pair of complimentary BONAFIDES spa vouchers worth $278.

(*Also house wine. For non-drinkers, 2 glasses of soft drinks and choice of popcorn or Nachos)

Valentines’ Day Gold Class Package is valid for all Gold Class sessions on the 14-15 February 2007. Patrons can buy the package from 1 February 2007.

- Valentines’ Day Gold Class Package is valid for all Gold Class sessions at GV VivoCity and GV Grand Great World City.
- BONAFIDES vouchers are valid for use at BONAFIDES Centrepoint (176 Orchard Road, #03-26/27).
- This promotion is not valid with other offers and credit card promotions for further discounts.
- Tickets are not valid for kiosk, telephone, iMode and WAP purchases.
- For details, please log on to http://www.gv.com.sg/.

Sales for the Valentines’ Day Gold Class Package are available at GV VivoCity and GV Grand box offices as well as on the GV website http://www.gv.com.sg/.


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