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|Lam Tsz Chung and Benny Chan|
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Lam Tsz Chung, Lai Man Cheuk, Checkley Sin Kwok Lam, Benny Chan Ho Man, Lau Shek Yin and others two nights ago attended the "premiere night" event, during which a Mainland film company announced a 300 million yuan investment on many film productions.
Lam Tsz Chung will direct the film STAR OF COMEDY (HEI KET JI SING). He revealed that this production budget will be over 100 million yuan. Because Mainland film productions with too little investment would have a hard time with release, film releases had to be of a certain size. As for the new film the cast will have Mainland actors as well as Tsz Chung's brothers Chan Kwok Kwan, Tin Kai Man and Lam Suet. He would like to invite Ng Man Tat to perform as well. What about Stephen Chow Sing Chi? Tsz Chung said, "It has to be the right time. In MERMAID the 3 second scene in which he came out of the closet was originally for him. He coaxed him for over 20 days. At first he was a little tempted. The costume was prepared for him, but right before the shoot he said, 'Chubby, it's better if you did it.' Actually the costume didn't fit me, the back was open!"
Tsz Chung said that 3 seconds of Chow Sing Chi would be worth 3 million. He also asked if either Steve Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Wong Jing, Andrew Lau Wai Keung, Wong Kar Jing was the directors, would he be willing? He did not nod at any of them. Tsz Chung also said that he would ask Chow Sing Chi for his opinion on the new film because he was a glutton for punishment. He had to get yelled at. Speaking of no award for MERMAID, he pointed out that Chow Sing Chi was not in Hong Kong. With such strong competition it was all right to lose.
Chan Ho Man grabbed Tsz Chung and tried to kiss him when he arrived. Chan Ho Man will participate in Tsz Chung's new film but he was not certain about his salary, character or the production start time. Since he asked he agreed without any hesitation. However Tsz Chung said that it probably would not be zero salary as he would not want his brothers to work for free.