Film Workshop

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Film Workshop Co. Ltd.
Type Production company
Industry Hong Kong cinema
Founded April 1984
Headquarters Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China
Key people Tsui Hark
Nansun Shi
Website http://www.filmworkshop.net

Film Workshop Co. Ltd. (simplified Chinese: 电影工作室; traditional Chinese: 電影工作室), is a Hong Kong production company and film distributor. It was founded in April 1984 by producer/director Tsui Hark and his wife, Nansun Shi. Already a renowned director with a string of box office hits behind him, Tsui wanted to create a workshop where the foremost filmmakers could work on films with artistic merit, and at the same time, films that could be commercially rewarding for the financiers.

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In 1984, Film Workshop's first film, Shanghai Blues, turned out to be both a critical and commercial success in Hong Kong; and so were the two subsequent films that Tsui directed: The Working Class and Peking Opera Blues. At this time, Tsui invited other directors to join in. With Tsui producing, John Woo directed A Better Tomorrow, which grossed US$4.5 million locally to set a new record as the highest grossing motion picture in Hong Kong.

Film Workshop continues to produce the films that Tsui either produces or directs. This includes films such as A Better Tomorrow 2, A Better Tomorrow 3, the Once Upon a Time in China film series series and Seven Swords.

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