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Moet & Chandon And FilmAid Asia Announces Khalil Fong to Perform at Inaugural Power of Film Gala Honouring Keanu Reeves And Duncan Jepson, Co-Chaired by Donnie Yen on Sunday March 18th, 2012

March 16, 2012

Hong Kong, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Moet & Chandon and FilmAid Asia are pleased to announce Khalil Fong to perform at the inaugural Power of Film Gala honouring actor and filmmaker Keanu Reeves and activist Duncan Jepson at the Grand Hyatt on Sunday, March 18, 2012. Co-chaired by FilmAid Global Artist Council member, Donnie Yen, Moet & Chandon and FilmAid Asia, and attended by Daniel Wu, Karen Mok, Gackt and Josie Ho, the evening will bring together luminaries from both the film and finance world. Proceeding from the gala, emceed by Lisa S, will include funds from a live auction with Christie’s Francois Curiel at the hammer. These will be used to support FilmAid Asia’s programmes, while also funding FilmAid’s broader mission. This will include skills training in film production, partnerships with NGOs and local community based organizations and group screeninGS of educational and inspirational films that address issues pertinent to the Asia region — such as trafficking of men, women and children.

R&B and SOUL music artist, Khalil Fong, was born in Hawaii and has lived in Hong Kong since 1998. Fong joined Warner Music Hong Kong in 2004 and rocketed to fame in 2005 when he took away the Silver Newcomer tiTLe at the Commercial Radio Hong Kong Music Awards. He followed up this success in Taiwan, rapidly gaining popularity and winning Best Male Mandarin Singer at the Golden Melody Awards. Fong was also announced Best Male Artist at the 2008 Commercial Radio Hong Kong Music Awards and is the youngest artist to have received this accolade. This accomplishment secured his place in the Hong Kong music industry’s hall of fame.

After the success of his Timeless Live tour, which took him to Hong Kong and Taiwan, major cities in Mainland China, Malaysia, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Fong launched his critically acclaimed concert tour 15 Live in 2011. 2011 was the most successful year yet for Fong seeing him net awards including Silver Male Artist, Best Singer/Songwriter, Best Composer, Best Song for his track “Hao Bu Rong Yi” and Best Album for his immensely popular release 15.

To date, Fong has released seven studio albums composing, arranging and producing his own music as well as that of other Hong Kong and Taiwan artiSTS. Such artists include CoCo Lee, Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Eason Chan, A-mei Chang, Fiona Sit and Shiga Lin.

“Khalil Fong is one of the most EXciting young artists in the music industry today, and his participation is a fantastic addition to this amazing evening,” said Shaine De Venny, HK Managing Director at Moet Hennessy Diageo. Gala co-chair, Claire Breen Melwani, echoed the sentiment: “We are really delighted that he will be performing at Moet & Chandon and FilmAid Asia’s inaugural Power of Film Gala.”

The Gala Host Committee comprises notable Hong Kong and China based film patrons, entertainment industry leaders and philanthropic supporters including Christine Fellowes, Sean Fitzpatrick, Kelly Gave, Jane Gottschalk, Malena Zhang, Benedict Ku, Levina Li-Cadman, Peter Loehr, John McLellan, Lorna Tee and Monica Blanch Wells.

The Power of Film Gala 2012 is expected to draw illustrious local and international guests from the worlds of art, entertainment, fashion, and finance, including collectors, philanthropists, artists, filmmakers, and cultural and CIVIC leaders, among others.

About FilmAid

Founded in 1999 during the Balkan crisis by award-winning producer Caroline Baron (Capote, Monsoon Wedding), FilmAid uses the power of film and media to transcend language and literacy, bringing life-saving information, psychological relief and much-needed hope to refugees and other communities in need around the globe. With strong support from both Hollywood and the humanitarian communities, FilmAid has brought critical information, training and empowerment programs to more than two million people worldwide. FilmAid works in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other global aid organizations. Based in Hong Kong, FilmAid Asia Limited is a registered charitable institution exempt from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Service and associated with FilmAid International, a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in the United States.

About Moet & Chandon

Moet & Chandon has been the champagne of success and glamour since 1743, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary with the pop of a cork. Moet has been the champagne of cinema since the early days of Hollywood, supporting several hundred films since the 1930s, ranging from small productions to international blockbusters including iconic films such as Love in the Afternoon, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Pretty Woman, Titanic, Ocean’s 12, Nine and Up in the Air.In the same way legendary film directors preserve timeless moments on film, Moet & Chandon continues to showcase its legendary love affair with the magic of movies.

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