Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Actress Zhou Xun Takes "Time Out"

2008-05-28 13:37:47 CRIENGLISH.com

Do actresses share an affinity for magazines? First there was Xu Jinglei who launched a webzine. She was followed by Zhao Wei with a similar publication. And now, Zhou Xun has become the editor of a magazine.

Thirty-one-year-old Zhou is the cover girl and guest editor for the latest issue of all three China-published editions of Time Out, a London-based urban entertainment magazine, Web news portal Sina.com.cn reports.

Each magazine, Time Out Beijing, Time Out Shanghai and the expat-favorite Time Out English, features stories and city guides on green living, which are highlighted by a proposal written by Zhou Xun calling for environmental protection.

"How to let more people know there is no such thing as 'none of my business'?" Zhou Xun wrote in the proposal for Time Out Beijing. "Your awareness adds to the whole anti-global warming endeavor."

Zhou Xun has taken on many roles at the magazine: "Topical discussions, interviews, proofing, editing. I was involved in each part of the process," the actress says.

Time Out invited Zhou Xun on board because the green-living theme of its latest issue coincided with the actress' newly-appointed UNDP role, according to the magazine's Chinese editor-in-chief Li Duoyu.

Last month, Zhou Xun became a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme, for her ability to raise environmental awareness around China.


Zhou Xun as an editor for "Time Out"

As an actress, a singer, a designer, an Olympic torch holder, an UNDP goodwill ambassador, recently Zhou Xun is invited to be an editor for "Time Out". This magazine has three versions: Beijing, Shanghai and English version. Edition of May will appear in the end of this month, and three all have the same content of environmental protection and green life.

"Time Out" has been published for 40 years but this is the first time three versions tell the same topic. Mr Li Do Yu said that: "Many magazines in the world invite stars to be editors for them and got wonderful results, Bono of U2 is an example. We believe that Zhou Xun's talent and charm also get such good ones"..."after this well cooperation, I am so moved with her sincerity in protecting environment"...

Here are some Jue's photos in "Time Out".

Date: May 27 2008
Source: ent.sina.com.cn
E-trans: Mylove@zhouxun.chungta.com


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Zhou Xun holds Olympic torch in Shanghai

May 23rd 2008, Olympic torch begins its journey in Shanghai at north square of Shanghai museum.

Zhou Xun is the first person holding torch this morning.

Here the short interview after Zhou Xun finished her running.

Reporter: Hello Zhou Xun

Zhou Xun: Hello everyone.

Reporter: We have just seen you holding Olympic torch, how do you feel now?

Zhou Xun: very hot! feel very excited! ...

Reporter: Stars like you attended may big activities, but today your appearance seems very simple. This is the most dissimilar time for you?

Zhou Xun: In fact, such simple clothes I wore, but I think this is really special moment because I rarely have chance to wear sport clothes, and also this is the first time Olympic Games held in China.

Reporter: You played many roles in movies, is there any difference between running over 100 meters today and your former performance?

Zhou Xun: This activity is not acting. This is Chinese people's pride.

Reporter: We all pay attention to earthquake area. You are a warm-hearted star. Do you have any plan to join charity or welfare activities?

Zhou Xun: I think all of us will do this because making good the damage is not short-term issue which cannot be solved in several months, 1 or 2 years. It may take Chinese 56, 78 years. I will always do my part.

Date: May 23 2008
Source: sports.eastday.com
E-trans: Mylove@zhouxun.chungta.com


Press conference before Olympic torch relay in Shanghai

May 22 2008, one day before Olympic torch relay in Shanghai, Zhou Xun and Shanghai Olympic associations had a meeting with media.

In the ceremony, Zhou Xun expressed that holding Olympic torch was her honor. When she was a child, she never thought she would have such chance. Everything was ready now, just waiting for tomorrow wonderful moment.

Regarding Sichuan quake last week, Zhou Xun said that she often watched news on T.V on these days. After getting up in every morning, the first thing she did was turning on television. Seeing more and more victims, damaged areas, she really felt so bored. This time she was too busy in preparing for Olympic torch relay to join activities of Jet Li's One Foundation in Sichuan. However, she was proud of efforts Chinese Government did to help victims.

Date: May 22 2008
Soure: ent.sina.com.cn
E-trans: Mylove@zhouxun.chungta.com


Monday, May 19, 2008

Todd's Cannes Diary: Day Four: Painted Skin

First, as stated yesterday, I made checking out Painted Skin a priority today. Now, when this was first announced there was mixed in with a good amount of excitement also a certain amount of sighing and wondering why the world needs another glossy neo-wuxia film. Well, let me say this. After watching the promo I immediately turned to the man with me from the production company and said, "Wow. They haven't made a film like this in Hong Kong for a long time." To which he simply smiled and said, "I know." This one's way more Bride With White Hair than Hero and it looks very promising.


Source: http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/todds-cannes-diary-day-four/


Saturday, May 17, 2008

"Painted Skin" is set to release on September 28 on over 1,100 screens in China...

"Painted Skin" is set to release on September 28 on over 1,100 screens in China, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. It will screen 20mins footage in Cannes.〔source :May 7, 2008, 03:08 PM HollywoodReporter

By Karen Chu

May 7, 2008, 03:08 PM

HONG KONG -- "Painted Skin" will be the first in a trilogy of feature film adaptations of China's most famous classic ghost stories and the start of a series of TV spinoffs, Kathy Lan, president and managing director of Golden Sun Films told The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday.

Given Chinese censors' tastes, the adaptations of "Liaozhai Zhiyi" (Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio) will move away from horror in favor the fantastic, Lan said.

The $15 million fantasy "Skin" is set to release on September 28 on over 1,100 screens in China, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. It was directed by Gordon Chan ("The Medallion") and stars martial arts idol Donnie Yen ("Dragon Tiger Gate") and actresses Zhou Xun ("The Banquet") and Zhao Wei ("Red Cliffs").

"Skin" the feature will be distributed in China by the Shanghai Film Group and in the rest of Asia by the newly-established Golden Sun subsidiary Eastern Mordor Film Co. Lan hopes to conclude sales to Europe and Japan at the upcoming Cannes market, where Golden Sun will screen 20 minutes of footage.

"Skin" was produced by eight investors including China's Ningxia Film Studio and the Shanghai Film Group, Singapore's Mediacorp Raintree Pictures and Hong Kong's Golden Sun Films and Salon Multimedia Center. Salon provided equipment.

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com


Friday, May 16, 2008

Song for earthquake victims

Three days after the earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale jolted Wenchuan in Sichuan Province, yesterday, May 15th, many Chinese stars gathered to record song "Pledge". Not care for different qualifications or fame, they, Zhou Xun, Jackie Chan, Sun Nan, Fan Bing Bing, Lu Yi...all just hope that with this song, earthquake victims will feel others' care for them and soon overcome difficulties.

Zhou Xun in recording room

Date: May 16 2008
Source: ent.sina.com.cn
E-trans: Mylove@zhouxun.chungta.com


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Zhou Xun makes a donation to help unlucky people in the earthquake area

After an earthquake measuring 9.5 in the richter scale on May 12th in Sichuan province, China, over 10.000 people died, China Red Cross Society and Sohu lauched an aid program, which announced a account number and hot line to receive donations. This program received many celebrities's agreement: Zhang Zi yi, Zhou Xun, Zhao Wei, Fan Bing Bing, Chen Kin, Huang Xiao Ming, Jay Zhou....

In the intervie of Sohu then, Zhou Xun said that: "Chen Kun and I are close friends. He is a Sichuan person, his family lives in Sichuan. So after hearing news of earthquake on May 12th, I sent him a message, but nothing returned, so I worried about him very much. On May 13th, I called him and knew that his family was safe. We decied to make donations together to help unlucky people. Because I was busy in the afternoon, couldn't join the ceremony of China Red Corss Society. But I knew that many stars like Zhao Wei, Zhang Zi Yi had actual actions to help families in earthquake area to rebuild their houses. Hopefully, all friends are safe"

Beside relatives and friends, Zhou Xun cares about children in a primary school in remote area in Sichuan: "In 2006 I attended a television program in which I had an opportunity to become a teacher in a primary school in Sichuan for 3 days. I played with children and taught them how to write. At that time there was only one teacher, also a student in school. He helped me prepare lesson. I really felt anxious althought nobody knew who I am. After that I visited children's familes and subsidized some of them. Now they often send letters to me. After this earthquake, I make a phone call to school and knew that they all were dafe, houses were not affected. Maybe teachers will teach children how to face earthquakes".

In Sohu's aid program, Zhou Xun made a donation of 100,000 Yuan.

Date: May 13 2008
Source: yule.sohu.com
E-trans by Mylove@zhouxun.chungta.com


Saturday, May 03, 2008

Short News in April (part 2)

Zhou Xun supports Eason Chan

In the end of April 08, Hong Kong singer Eason Chan had a show in Shanghai. Many famous actors gathered and enjoyed his songs, Wang Zhi Wen and his wife, couple Deng Chao and Sun Lei. Zhou Xun also appeared with a handsome friend.

Source: http://ent.qq.com/a/20080427/000004.htm

Zhou Xun joins music show "songs in movies"

April 28, Zhou Xun and many stars, Vicki Zhao, Chen Kun, BOBO, Alec Su... joined the music show, "songs in movies".

Xiao Zhou sang three songs: "wathcing sea", "outsides" and "companion".

You can enjoy clip of "watching sea": http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_ca00XMjU3NjQzNjQ=.html

Credit: zhouxun.tv
E-trans by Mylove@zhouxun.chungta.com


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