Young and talented get a master’s help
Renowned writer LuWei, scriptwriter of Chen Kaige’s FarewellMy Concubine and Zhang Yimou’s To Live, has signed up with Goldsome Pictures as mentors to cultivate young talent. Working with established directorHuang Jianxin and Ning Ying, Lu will tutor three newdirectors for three years on three to five projects. Goldsome Pictures is the newname of domestic studio and distributor ShengshiHuarui after Beijing State-Owned AssetsManagement Co, Ltd became its largest shareholder in August. ShengshiHuarui’s most successful projects include Painted Skin and IpMan. The first film Goldsome will release is fantasy epic IceMan 3-D, starring Donnie Yen, on April 4.