Focus Group Holdings Limited


Focus Group Holdings Limited

Focus Group Holdings Limited ("Focus Group"; Chinese: 映藝控股有限公司), is a company formed by Andy Lau Tak-Wah, a popular Hong Kong actor and singer. It is managed by a professional and experienced team. Focus Group is essentially engaged in the films business and artiste management business.

The company was originally named Teamwork Motion Pictures Ltd. (Chinese: 天幕製作有限公司). Because of disagreement and subsequent legal proceedings between Andy Lau and another joint owner of the company. After the settlement of the disputes, Andy renamed the company to the current name in 2004 in order to give it a fresh start. [ [http://www.mingpaoweekly.com/htm/20050315/mba1.htm Ming Pao Weekly - end of teamwork to start afresh] ]

The notable films produced by the company when it was named "Team Work" was the critically-acclaimed features "Made in Hong Kong" in 1997 and "The Longest Summer" in 1998, both films were directed by Fruit Chan. [ [http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/lau_andy.htm andy at lovehkfilm.com] ]

Focus Films will be producing a remake of the classic 1967 action film "Story of a Discharged Prisoner," (the film which was later remade into John Woo's "A Better Tomorrow") at estimated cost is US$5 million. Andy Lau will star in the film which will be directed by Stephen Fung. [ [http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-05/15/content_4559881.htm Remake of HK classic action movie 2006-05-15] ]

In December 2006, executives Daniel Yu and Lorna Tee left their positions at Focus Films. [ [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117956481.html?categoryid=1442&cs=1&query=Andy+Lau Variety.com Mon., Jan. 1, 2007, 2:56pm PT - Yu, Tee out of Focus - Executives leave Lau's production company] ]

Scope of Operations

Focus Group acts as a holding company for a number of companies specializing in different areas.The major companies under the control and ownership of Focus Group are:
* Focus Film Limited - It deals with the production and distribution of films.
* Topman Global Limited - It is involved with artiste management.
* Topman Holdings Limited - It is formed to hold the intellectual property rights of Focus Group and is also involved with the management various of the group's companies websites.
* Andy World Club Limited - It is involved with the organization of functions and activities for the fans of Andy Lau.
* Focus Music Limited - The company, formerly known as Ever Song Limited, is involved with the production of song and music albums.

Film

The films produced and distributed by the company under the previous name, Teamwork are

* "Give Them A Chance" (給他們一個機會) (2003)
* "The Runaway Pistol" (走火槍) (2002)
* "Fulltime Killer" (全職殺手) (2001)
* "Dance of a Dream" (愛君如夢) (2001)
* "A Fighter's Blues"/ "Ah Fu" (阿虎) (2000)
* "Made in Hong Kong" (1997)
* "The Moon Warriors" (戰神傳說) (1992)
* "Saviour of the Soul II" (92神雕俠侶之痴心情長劍) (1992)
* "Never-Ending summer" (吳三桂與陳圓圓) (1992)
* "Saviour of the Soul I" (91神雕俠侶) (1991)]

The films produced and distributed by the company under Focus Films are
* "Invisible Waves" (2006) co-production
* "I'll Call You" (得閒飲茶) (2006)
* "Love Story" (愛情故事) (2006)
* "Rain Dogs" (太陽雨) (2006)
* "Crazy Stone" (瘋狂的石頭) (2006)
* "My Mother is a Belly Dancer" (師奶唔易做) (2006)
* "After This Our Exile" (父子) (2006)
* "A World Without Thieves" (2004)
* "Jiang Hu" (2004)

Source: [http://www.filmarchive.gov.hk/ Hong Kong Film Archive] ]

Music Albums

The music album released under the label, Ever Music are

* 2004 "Coffee or Tea" Of Andy Lau
* 2004 "Andy Lau Vision Tour 2004" Of Andy Lau

The music album released under the label, Focus Music are
* 2006 "Voice CD+DVD Limited Birthday Celebration Version 27/09/06" Of Andy Lau
* 2006 "Voice" Of Andy Lau
* 2005 "All About Love" Of Andy Lau
* 2005 "Best of My Love" Of Andy Lau

See also

*List of record labels

External links

* [http://www.focusgroup.cc/ Focus Group Official Site]
* [http://www.focusfilms.cc/aboutus.htm focusfilms]
* [http://www.hkfilmart.com/newsread.asp?newsid=1973 Personnel Revamp at focus group]
* [http://www.fso-tela.gov.hk/chi/dir/production_search_result.cfm?sub_cat=FilmFinancing&sort=eng Location]
* [http://www.dianying.com/ft/company/TeamWork TeamWork production]
* [http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/25/content_3133501.htm news.xinhuanet.com:Andy Lau's Focus Films revs up productions]

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