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Director Peter Chan Ho Sun's WE PICTURES and Edko Films, Huayi Brothers announced a joint venture with now TV to co-fund a company and release the all new film channel now Popcorn channel in mid March. Peter's film WU XIA will be the first film to air. Actually this project was Peter and Edko Film boss Bill Kong Chi Keung's idea, hopefully to widen the film network from film professional angels. Peter said, "Chinese film space is narrower and narrower, if we don't take the chance we will lose our say." He cited HBO's collaboration with several companies has been very successful.
Peter pointed out that We Pictures had the responsibility to provide films to Popcorn channel, thus he could not be slow with his future film productions. He hoped to maintain an annual rate of three to four films. Speaking of WU XIA's 12 Hong Kong Film Award nominations, Peter did not want to talk about the lack of a Best Director nomination.