Thursday, January 9, 2014

Run Run Shaw

Sir Run Run Shaw - Godfather of the Silver Screen in Asia

HK media mogul Run Run Shaw dies at 106
Bighearted: Besides his achievements in film and TV, Mr Shaw was also a noted philanthropist, donating millions to charity through his Shaw Foundation, mostly to causes in China. - AFP FILE PHOTO
[HONG KONG] Hong Kong media mogul Run Run Shaw, who created an empire in Asia spanning movies to television, died yesterday at the age of 106, his company said.
Mr Shaw died peacefully at his home in Hong Kong, surrounded by his family, his company, Television Broadcasts Ltd (TVB) , said in a statement.
One of Hong Kong cinema's defining figures, Mr Shaw popularised Chinese kung fu films in the West and helped turn the former British colony into a "Hollywood East" over an 80-year career.
He set up Hong Kong's biggest free-to-air television operator, TVB, in 1967 and served as its executive chairman until 2011, helping to shape the city's media culture.

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