Lam named Producer of the Year

Joins Kimatrai, Chee in 2009 awards

TOKYO -- Peter Lam, chairman of Hong Kong studio Media Asia, was Friday named CineAsia's producer of the year. He will receive his award on December 10, the closing night of the three-day CineAsia convention which this year moves to Hong Kong.

Media Asia has recently produced or co-financed hits including "If You Are The One," "The Warlords" and "The Assembly." Lam is vice chairman of the Hong Kong Film Development Council; chairman of the Entertainment Industry Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council; a director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society and chairman of the Hong Kong Chamber of Films.

Other honorees already announced include 20th Century Fox's Sunder Kimatrai as distributor of the year and Irving Chee Huan Tong, GM of Malaysia's Golden Screen Cinemas, who will be honored with the CineAsia "Exhibitor of the Year" prize.

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