Simon Yam News: Jan-March 2002
March 29th: Why the hell am I giving so much free promotion for Wanasports?
Below: Simon promoting his line of clothing at a Wanasports event.
Below: Felix Wong Yat Wah, Blackie Ko, Michelle Mei & Simon Yam get on the bus.
Simon in an ad for Omega watches, the brand he has promoted for years.
I'm not sure if Simon had anything to do with it, but now his pals Richie Ren
and Sammo Hung are also doing ads for the company. Click to see the ads:
Images: Sing Pao
Three New Simon Yam DVD Releases
Simon Yam and Alan Tang fans alike now have three more films they can
catch on DVD. Mega Star has released RETURN ENGAGEMENT (1990) and
GUN N' ROSE (1992), two gangster pictures produced by and starring Alan Tang;
and THE BLACK PANTHER WARRIORS (1993), Tang's last Hong Kong film.
'WARRIORS' is an all star action comedy with Simon Yam, Brigitte Lin,
Tony Leung Ka Fai, Dicky Cheung, Carrie Ng, and others.
21st HKFA: Simon Nominated For 'Midnight Fly'
Simon Yam Tat-Wah now has his third Best Supporting Actor Nomination for a
Hong Kong Film Award. His performance as Anita Mui's husband in Midnight Fly
was also nominated for a Golden Horse Award last December.
Midnight Fly was also nominated for a HKFA Best Music Score.
February 12th: Simon and Qi Qi were among the celebrities spotted at the airport
going on Lunar New Year holiday. Also there were: Lau Ching Wan, Gigi Leung,
and Ekin Cheng.
Image: Oriental Daily
In Shanghai to further celebrate the forming of Stanley Tong's new Mainland
production company, Simon joined the festivities at the 48 table banquet.
Also attending were award winning HK director Fruit Chan, Stephen Chow,
Tony Leung Ka Fai, Yvonne Yung Hung, Carina Lau and Stanley Tong.
At least 3 films and over 120 hours of television are planned, including
projects with Stephen Chow, Fruit Chan and Andy Lau. Even Hollywood
co-productions are being considered.
Stephen Chow, Stanley Tong, Carina Lau, Tony Leung Kar Fai and Simon Yam.
Yam's New Soccer Show
Director Stanley Tong, best known for his collaborations with Jackie Chan,
has formed a film and TV production and artist management investment
enterprise in China with 500 million renminbi of local financing. To celebrate,
Tong held an inauguration ceremony in Shanghai with cast members of the
company's first production, a soccer themed TV series starring Simon Yam.
Production values will be high, with twice the budget of most Mainland
television series, and will be shot digitally.
According to Simon Yam, that was only part of the appeal of the project:
"I picked this out of eight scripts that I was reading. In addition to getting to
work with my old friend Stanley Tong, I get to work in Shanghai again. I have a
home here so I can sleep in my own bed every night. Also, it makes it convenient
for Qi Qi to come up and visit me. It's a great situation."
Yam might be excited about staying in Shanghai but Hong Kong still holds
the most appeal. "Honestly", he said, "I've been all over the world but to me,
Hong Kong is the best."
January 24, 2002: Simon and Qi Qi, and Lawrence Cheng at the ribbon cutting
for a new department store, or something like that. I think. *sigh*
January 20, 2002: Having returned from a relaxing Christmas holiday in Thailand with
wife Qi Qi, Simon (pictured above doing publicity for a credit card company) told
reporters that they plan to go back to the sunny spot during Lunar New Year.
Afterwards he will resume filming Johnnie To's P.T.U. (Police Tactical Unit), a film
that has been shooting off and on since 2000. Asked if this production pace
bothered him, Yam said, "No, I don't mind. The movie is not a commercial film
so we're taking our time with it. A good movie takes time to produce.
I support Johnnie To's decision!"
Johnnie To: Gotta trust the man.
Dr. Lamb on DVD- Finally
Perhaps Simon Yam's best known role, the infamous Category III classic
DR. LAMB (1992) has finally been released on DVD. The disc has been released
uncut on the Winson label, and is available cheaply.
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