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The novel coronavirus put the entertainment industry into a deep freeze. Many film industry workers have not had any income for over half a year. Some have been forced to switch jobs to make a living. A group of industry pillars including Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Louis Koo Tin Lok and Andrew Lau Wai Keung have decided to lend a helping hand as they plan to make comedy that would take place in Hong Kong to raise fund for colleagues in need. The format would be similar to THE BANQUET, as they hoped to bring people in with big stars.
Reportedly, this Vincent Kok Tak Chiu directed big production would receive support from several major Hong Kong film companies. The script is almost done. Some leaders have already begun contacting artists with draw, hoping that they would volunteer to perform for free and do something to "save the market". Julian Cheung Chi Lam said, "I know about this, ultimately those with money can invest and those without can volunteer. Even if the role would be just for me to walk by, I wouldn't mind." Simon Yam Tat Wa revealed that he was notified days ago. "It probably will consist of several stories, I of course will be infinitely supportive!"
As the Mainland pandemic eased, Wong Jing's new film KUNG FU CULT MASTER (YI TIN TOH LUNG GEI) resumed work. Stars Alex Fong Chung Shun and Ken Hung Cheuk Lap will head north within days to "return to the team", after quarantine they would officially join the production. Although funding still needed time to "come back", some productions are making preparation and plan to gradually return to work next month.