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  • In this Tuesday, Sept, 28, 2010 photo, Hong Kong movie producer Run Run Shaw, right, poses with Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang during the Run Run Shaw prize presentation ceremony in Hong Kong. Pioneering Hong Kong movie producer Run Run Shaw has died at the age of 107. No cause of death was given in a statement from Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), which Shaw helped found in 1967.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Hong Kong movie mogul Run Run Shaw dies

    HONG KONG (AP) — Run Run Shaw built a Hong Kong movie and TV empire that nurtured rising talents like actor Chow Yun-fat and director John Woo, inspired Hollywood filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino and produced the 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner."

  • In this  Sept. 29, 2010 photo Michelle Yeoh attends the Hong Kong premiere for her new kung fu thriller "Reign of Assassins." Produced by John Woo, the new release marks the Malaysian-born actress' return to martial arts cinema a decade after the global hit "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Michelle Yeoh returns to martial arts film genre

    A decade after "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," Michelle Yeoh has returned to the martial arts genre with dramatic acting skills to match her formidable swordplay and fight moves.

  • Woo awarded Golden Lion for lifetime achievement

    John Woo built his reputation with stylish Hong Kong action thrillers, then moved to Hollywood where he directed such big-budget blockbusters as "Mission Impossible II."

  • File - In this Saturday, June 13, 2009 file photo, Hong Kong film director John Woo poses on the red carpet prior to the opening ceremony of the 12th Shanghai International Film Festival at Shanghai Grand Theater in Shanghai, China. Woo is the first celebrity to join the cast of the second major film in the leading Chinese state film studio's campaign to reform the propaganda genre with a heavy dose of star power. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    Woo joins cast of Chinese propaganda blockbuster

    A-List filmmaker John Woo is the first celebrity to join the cast of the second major film in the leading Chinese state film studio's campaign to reform the propaganda genre with a heavy dose of star power.

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