Mr. Eric Tsang Chi Wai
Director, actor and producer, Eric Tsang is born in Hong Kong and used to be a professional soccer player in the early seventies. In 1974 he went to Taiwan and worked as a stuntman there. He became a scriptwriter and deputy director in 1978, and directed “The Challenger” in 1979. He joined the Cinema City Enterprises Ltd in the early 80s, and directed the first episode of “Aces Go Places” in 1982. The box office gross for the movie was a record breaking 26 million Hong Kong dollars. Tsang directed, produced and act in over 100 films during the 80s and 90s and was one of the founders of United Filmmakers Organisation. Prominent titles he made include “Chasing Girls” (1981), “Metade Fumaca” (1999), “Infernal Affairs” (2002) and “72 Tenants of Prosperity” (2010). In 1992, he won Best Actor Award for his performance in “Alan and Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye” (1991); later in 1997, he won the Best Supporting Actor Awards in both the Hong Kong Film Awards and Golden Bauhinia Awards with his acting in “Comrades, Almost a Love Story” (1996); then in 1998, his performance in “Hold You Tight” (1998) again won him a Best Actor Award in the Golden Horse Award. He hosted the variety show “Movie Buff Championship” for over 10 years. He was elected as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Performing Artists Guild in 2003, and ran for a few terms afterwards.