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Louis Koo to Receive Screen’s Extraordinary Star Asia Award at NYAFF

New York Asian Film Festival announces that the prolific Louis Koo will be honored with the prestigious Extraordinary Star Asia Award at this year’s New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF). A versatile artist with an illustrious career extending beyond acting, Louis has made an indelible mark as a producer in Asian cinema.

Koo is one of Hong Kong’s biggest stars, Koo has more than 100 credits to his name including sci-fi action thriller “Warriors Of Future,” which became the highest-grossing Asian film of all time. Koo founded his production company, One Cool Group in 2013, which has grown to become not only a production/distribution company but also creates VFX outfits and become one of the biggest local studio in Hong Kong, with more than 300 staff.

One Cool played a major role in producing the Oscar-nominated animation feature “The Mitchells vs. The Machines,” available on Netflix.

The company also has affiliated branches in mainland China, South Korea and Thailand. The honorary award will also recognise Koo’s philanthropy during the Covid-19 pandemic. He is chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers, which set up the Keep Rolling project in 2021 to support original titles during the pandemic.

Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosokihttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Nobuhiro Hosoki grew up watching American films since he was a kid; he decided to go to the United States thanks to seeing the artistry of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange.” After graduating from film school, he worked as an assistant director on TV Tokyo’s program called "Morning Satellite" at the New York branch office but he didn’t give up on his interest in cinema. He became a film reporter for via Yahoo Japan News. In that role, he writes news articles, picks out headliners for Yahoo News, as well as interviewing Hollywood film directors, actors, and producers working in the domestic circuit in the USA. He also does production interviews for Japanese distributors of American films and for in-theater on-sale programs. He is now the editor-in-chief of Cinemadailyus.com while continuing his work for Japan.


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