Stars shine on for Sun
The career of Sun Entertainment Culture Ltd Managing Director Paco Wong Pak-ko, 64, spans more than three decades in the Hong Kong entertainment industry.
Chairman of the Hong Kong division of Gold Typhoon from 2004 to 2011, Wong was also known as a “golden agent” — having helped many struggling artists go on to earn name and fame, including stars such as Jacky Cheung, Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok, its diverse business includes managing singers and actors, organizing live concerts and even running two restaurants in Wan Chai.
But the company’s priority is to expand its business in the movie industry, Wong said, as he believes the music industry is facing a difficult situation — as few people these days buy CDs, once the major revenue source for record companies.
“In the future, we want to find more good movies to invest in while producing more movies on our own,” said Wong.
He said the company is constantly searching for good movies on the mainland, and usually invests 15 million yuan on romantic films and 40 Sammi Cheng, Miriam Yeung, Sally Yeh, Sandy Lam and Leo Ku.
Gold Typhoon Entertainment, founded in 2004, is engaged in production and distribution, and promotes artists from the music industry. The company was formerly known as Gold Label Entertainment Ltd.
Before joining Gold Typhoon, Wong was chief executive of Go East Entertainment — a Hong Kong-based record company.
In 2004, Wong decided to leave Go East and work for EMI Hong Kong as they promised to launch a new label. Wong was million yuan on action flicks.
The criteria are quite simple, said Wong, explaining that the most important thing is the producer’s distribution capability.
When it comes to producing, Wong said he will stick to action movies, the area in which he has rich experience.
Wong has always had a keen eye for finding lead actors.
“To land a leading role in my movie, you will have to be a martial arts expert. Aside from that, you should either be very good looking or have a strong and special appeal.”
Wong talked about Wu Jing, a Chinese mainland martial artist and one