[23 November 2017 – Hong Kong] Celestial Pictures expresses our deepest condolences on the passing of Lady Mona Fong-Shaw on 22 November 2017, a leading Hong Kong film and television producer.
Celestial Pictures owns the Celestial Shaw Library, which consists of 760 well-known and award-winning Chinese-language feature films. Of this precious gem, there are over 200 notable films, ranging from martial arts to musical drama, with Lady Mona Fong-Shaw credited either as executive producer or producer. To name a few are THE FIVE DEADLY VENOMS, THE AVENGING EAGLE, HEX, THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN, THE EIGHT DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER, DIRTY HO, CRIPPLED AVENGERS, MAD MONKEY KUNG FU, THE BLUE AND THE BLACK and THE DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER.
“We share the grief with the family of Lady Mona-Fong Shaw. We will honor the legacies of Sir Run Run Shaw and Lady Mona Fong-Shaw through extending the intellectual property of the Celestial Shaw Library across entertainment media formats internationally featuring Chinese-language and English-language content offerings on traditional and new media,” commented Kristen Tong, Chief Operating Officer of Celestial Pictures.
Sir Run Run Shaw and Lady Mona Fong-Shaw are both legends of Asian film and television history and will always be remembered by all of us.
ABOUT CELESTIAL PICTURES LIMITED
Celestial Pictures Limited (Celestial Pictures) is a diversified entertainment company bringing the best in Asian entertainment to the world. The company focuses on film and television content origination, aggregation and worldwide distribution.
Celestial Pictures owns the Celestial Shaw Library, the world’s largest Chinese film collection, with 760 Chinese-language feature films originally released over a fifty year period. The library has inspired countless filmmakers with its vast pool of classics including THE FIVE DEADLY VENOMS, HEX, THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN, ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN, KING BOXER and THE FLYING GUILLOTINE. These award-winning films have been digitally restored frame-by-frame for global distribution. The company has also been active in developing new content based on the Celestial Shaw Library intellectual property.
Celestial Pictures has a substantial investment in Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), a venture with Saban Capital Group and Lionsgate. It operates branded pay television channels and produces and distributes content for Asian audiences. CTE’s channel bouquet includes CELESTIAL MOVIES, CELESTIAL CLASSIC MOVIES, CELESTIAL MOVIES PINOY, cHK, MIAO MI, KIX, KIX 360, THRILL and THRILL 360, with a footprint that spans Asia and Australia.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Celestial Pictures is owned by Astro Overseas Limited, a leading investment holding company that operates in media and entertainment businesses across India, China, Hong Kong, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.