CineAsia lauds Visionary Chow


CineAsia will honor Raymond Chow, chairman and co-founder of Golden Harvest, with its Visionary Award at its annual convention Dec. 4-6 in Macau.

Said Mitch Neuhauser, co-managing director of the event: "Mr. Chow is one of the most important and influential film producers in the history of filmmaking for successfully launching martial arts and Hong Kong cinema onto the international stage. He is a visionary in the true sense of the word, and we are looking forward to paying tribute to him for his accomplishments."

Chow, who began his career working with the Shaw Brothers in Hong Kong, founded Golden Harvest studios in 1970 along with Leonard Ho. He has worked with such directors as Lo Wei, Huang Feng, Wu Chia Hsiang, Wu Ma and John Woo and such stars as Cheng Pei Pei, Wang Yu, Michael Hui, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.

Chow was feted by CineAsia in 1996, when he was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1980, he also was named International Showman of the Year by the National Association of Theatre Owners.

CineAsia will present the award to Chow at its Final Night Banquet and Awards Ceremony. The convention is produced and managed by the Nielsen Film Group, a division of Nielsen Business Media, parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.