HK movie mogul Run Run Shaw has died at age 107
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
Born in Zhejiang Province near Shanghai, he rose to become what Variety magazine called a pioneer of the 20th century Chinese film industry and in later life was well known for his wide-ranging and generous philanthropy .
One of Hong Kong cinema’s defining figures, Shaw popularised Chinese kung fu films in the West and helped turn the former British colony into a ‘Hollywood East’ over an 80-year career.
He set up Hong Kong’s biggest free-to-air television operator, TVB, in 1967 and served as its executive chairman until 2011, helping to shape the city’s media culture.