Celestial Pictures plans Shaw Brothers remakes through ‘New Directors Workshop’
Celestial Pictures has launched ‘New Directors Workshop’, a program to nurture the next generation of Chinese filmmakers through mentorships and production opportunities.
To kick-start the program, Celestial Pictures announced a screenplay competition to remake selected Shaw Brothers classics.
Joining the panel of five judges is award-winning actress and filmmaker Sylvia Chang (Run Papa Run, 20/30/40, Tempting Heart). The remaining judges will comprise of two executives from Celestial Pictures and two executives from BFA and YFS, respectively.
In addition to judging the competition, Chang will also mentor one of the winners and in cooperation with Celestial Pictures, help produce his or her script. Concurrently, Celestial Pictures, BFA and YFS plan to select two additional winners and jointly produce their screenplays.