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Creative industries professionals in
(i)music: recording engineers, mastering engineers, cutting/pressing engineers for Vinyl LP;
(ii)digital entertainment: game development experts (game designers, game programmers, game graphic designers), game producers; and
(iii)films: various roles in pre-production, production and post-production and winner of designated renowned international film festivals
Creative industries
Detailed Descriptions
Latest Position and Perspective in Hong Kong

Enhancing Hong Kong’s status as a trend-setting creative capital in the region, enriching Hong Kong’s talent pool to create greater synergy and enabling the industry to tap the market potential brought by the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area (Bay Area) Development

Local creative industries are expanding their markets along the Belt and Road countries and in the Bay Area, thereby enhancing Hong Kong’s status as a trend-setting creative capital in the region. Film, music and digital entertainment (games) are of particularly high potential. For the film sector, the Hong Kong Government has adopted different initiatives to promote its development, including encouraging local film production, nurturing talents, building audience and promoting the “Hong Kong Film” brand name. For music, the revival of interest in the mass market in vinyl LP in recent years generates an increasing demand for very high quality music records. For digital entertainment, the rapid growth of the market induces a considerable demand for talents in games development and production. We welcome overseas talents to tap the vast development potential and provide impetus for further development of these industries.

Description of Tasks
Recording engineers with expertise in recording, editing and mixing audio.
Mastering engineers with expertise in conducting the important stage of fine tuning the recorded music.
Cutting/pressing engineers for vinyl LP with expertise in producing top quality records and Long Plate records.
Game development experts (game designers, game programmers, game graphic designers) with expertise in various aspects of a game's creation from concept and story -writing to coding and programming. Other areas of expertise include audio, design, production, game technology research and visual arts.
Game producers with expertise in setting the direction of the game and defining the strategy of the game, assembling and managing a team of programmers, designers and artists. outlining, scheduling and tracking tasks. making sure the project is heading the right direction and assuring the quality of the game.
Film producers with expertise in planning and coordinating various aspects of film production such as selecting scripts, coordinating scriptwriting, directing and editing and arranging financing.
Film directors with expertise in overseeing a film’s entire artistic production and interpreting and expressing the intentions of the screenwriter and producer set out in the screenplay.
Screenplay writers with expertise in writing a screenplay for film production.
Leading actors/actresses with expertise in taking up the leading role of performance in a film production.
Supporting actors/actresses with expertise in taking up the secondary role in a film production.
Cinematographers with expertise in making decisions on lighting and framing of scenes in consultation with the director.
Film editors with expertise in working with the raw footage, selecting shots and combining them into sequences to create a finished motion picture.
Art directors with expertise in overseeing artists and crafts people, such as set designers and set decorators, and planning and executing the design of the sets, properties, set dressing and scenery.
Costume designers with expertise in planning, designing, and production of the wardrobes for all the actors on screen.
Action choreographers with expertise in designing action scenes and working with the director to shoot dramatic action sequences.
Film score composers with expertise in writing the musical score for a film production.
Sound designers with expertise in supervising the work of the entire sound post production process as well as having a specialised role in creating the sound concept for production, and working with the director and editor to balance the sound to their liking.
Original song composers with expertise in writing, composing, creating or conceiving the music of a song for a film.
Lyrics writers with expertise in writing the lyrics of a song for a film.
Visual effects designers with expertise in assessing the parts of a film production that will need visual effects (VFX), ensuring the VFX shots are filmed correctly on set, and negotiating with the production crew the budget and the feasibility of the VFX works.
Typical Qualifications
Recording Engineers: Possess special skills to produce top quality records, having completed a specialised programme in a vocational school or a degree in audio engineering, sound engineering technology, etc; and a winner of Grammy Awards (Best Recording Engineer Awards), Beijing北京十大錄音師大獎, Guangzhou廣州華語金曲獎最佳錄音師獎, or other renowned and industry-recognised music award.
Mastering Engineers: Hold a degree in acoustic engineering, audio engineering or music production engineering, having in-depth understanding of the science behind and the artistic touch of sound; and Winner of Grammy Awards (Best Mastering Engineer Awards), or other renowned and industry-recognised music awards.
Cutting/Pressing Engineers for vinyl LP: Possess special skills to produce top quality records and Long Plate records. As there is no award for the Pressing Engineer for vinyl LP as in the case of e.g. Grammy Awards, assessment is to be made based on a candidate’s CV, profile and track record of producing famous records, and his/her scientific or professional experience in the communications field, including the design or marketing of audio mixing equipment or audio broadcast equipment. Have at least 10 years of active participation in broadcast engineering or its associated fields and have demonstrated sufficient technical proficiency.
Game Development Experts: Possess 3 years of experience in game development; Played the role of a game designer, game programmer or game graphic designer in the development of a successful game that had won any category of award in one or more well-recognised awards, e.g. awards given by 中國音像與數字出版協會遊戲出版工作委員會, British Academy Games Award, The Games Award (U.S.A.), Game Developers Choice Awards (U.S.A.) and Game Star Award (Taiwan).
Game Producers: Possess 5 years of experience in game development; and having played the role of a game producer of a successful game that had won any category of awards in one or more well-recognised awards in the Mainland or overseas, e.g. awards given by the中國音像與數字出版協會遊戲出版工作委員會, British Academy Games Award, The Games Award (U.S.A.), Game Developers Choice Awards (U.S.A.) and Game Star Award (Taiwan).
Professionals in Film Industry: Winners of designated renowned international film festivals, for example the Tier I and Tier II events under the “Sponsorship for Local Films Nominated to Participate in Film Festivals Overseas” of the Film Development Fund. Examples of Tier I events are Academy Awards (Oscar) in USA, Festival de Cannes in France, Berlin International Film Festival in Germany, etc. Examples of Tier II events are Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival in Belgium, Toronto International Film Festival in Canada and China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in Mainland China, etc. As there is no “Best Producer” award in international film festivals, film producers of the “Best Film” awards in any of the film festivals on the Tier I and Tier II lists will be regarded as qualified candidates. However, the name(s) of the film producer(s) have to have appeared on the original poster of the film.
Enquiry on the Profession

Commerce and Economic Development Bureau
Email: ccibenq@cedb.gov.hk