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2009-02-04 14:10:00

BEIJING, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Spring Festival Gala was another masterpiece, following the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The show received overwhelming attention from a large Chinese audience. The Gala started at 8 p.m. on the Chinese Lunar New Year, January 25, 2009, and ended at midnight. Under music director of the Spring Festival Gala, Lang Kun, partnered with 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony set designer Chen Yan, many international...

2009-01-05 08:00:00

HONG KONG, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- VODONE Limited ("VODONE" or the "Group") (SEHK code: 0082), a leading online media services provider with the leasehold of a complete set of internet business and internet video broadcasting licenses in China, is pleased to announce that the chairman of the board of directors of the Group, Zhang Lijun, has been awarded the "Leaders of China's Creative Industries" award in the "3rd China's Creative Industries Annual Award Presentation...

2008-12-18 13:51:00

"Barrage of splash, spectacle, sound, light and the kind of thrill you only get from a cast of thousands... rewrote the record books." -- USA Today on the Opening Ceremony NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In time for the holiday season, NBC will air a primetime special "The Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony: TV Event of the Year" next Saturday, Dec. 27 from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT hosted by NBC Sports & Olympics host Bob Costas and "Today" co-host Matt Lauer. Costas and Lauer were...

2008-09-15 09:00:33

Feng Xiaogang's "The Assembly" wins biennial Chinese audience film awards DALIAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- "The Assembly," a warfare film by Chinese director Feng Xiaogang became the biggest winner at the 29th Full Blossom biennial awards given by the audiences in China's northeast seaport of Dalian on Saturday evening. The movie won the Best Feature Film after beating the strongest opponent "The Knot," and helped Feng, Zhang Hanyu and Deng Chao got the Best Director, Best Leading Actor and...

2008-09-11 09:00:25

Zhang Yimou, Gong Li, Jackie Chan fail to make shortlist for Chinese audience film awards DALIAN, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese film veterans Zhang Yimou, Gong Li and Jackie Chan failed to make the shortlist for film awards given by the audience at an annual domestic film festival which opened in China's northeast seaport of Dalian on Wednesday. Directors Feng Xiaogang, Yin Li, Stephen Chow, Ning Hao and Gao Qunshu will contend for the Best Director of the 29th Full Blossom awards, with...

2008-08-23 00:00:24

Trying to keep the Michael Phelps glow, NBC has agreed to televise next year's World Swimming Championships from Rome, along with the 2009, 2010 and 2011 national championships. The deal, announced Thursday, is NBC's latest attempt to ride the wake of the Olympic golden boy's race to history. In large part because of Phelps' successful attempt to win eight gold medals in Beijing, NBC Universal's Olympic telecasts have been a ratings success. Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman, had told the AP earlier...

2008-08-08 06:00:40

By David Barboza For much of the past quarter-century, the Chinese director Zhang Yimou made films that showcased his country's struggle against poverty, war and political misrule to the outside world - films that Chinese, for the most part, never saw. Time and again, Zhang's terse, gritty epics were banned by government censors for portraying China's ugly side. When he won an award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994, the authorities stopped him from attending. Up for an Academy Award...

2006-06-18 19:39:35

By Jonathan Landreth SHANGHAI (Hollywood Reporter) - Oscar-winning director Ang Lee offered China fatherly moviemaking advice Sunday, hinting that he was unsure how to work in the nation's restricted marketplace. "It's very important that you understand how you plan to attract people into your version of the black box," Lee said of the country's cinema industry. Speaking at the ninth annual Shanghai International Film Festival, Lee made only passing mention of the film that earned...

2006-04-16 01:23:49

By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - Internationally acclaimed Chinese film maker Zhang Yimou will direct the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, organizers announced on Sunday. Multi-Oscar winning Hollywood director Steven Spielberg, who was also present at Sunday's announcement in Beijing, will be part of Zhang's team as an artistic adviser. A member of China's "Fifth generation" of directors, Zhang is best known in the west for his 1991 film "Raise...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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