Gary Tang Tak-hei was born in Hong Kong in 1960 and graduated from Cognitio College. He joined TVB in 1981 as a scriptwriter and was responsible for such TV series as Police Cadet ‘84 (1984), Police Cadet ‘85 (1985) and Looking Back in Anger (1989). He was promoted to producer in 1992, and produced The File of Justice, a rating success that spawned four spin-off series between 1993 and 1997. Along with the 1999 series Healing Hands, Tang managed to create an attractive image of Hong Kong yuppies (including lawyers and doctors) that inaugurated a trend of TV drama centred on the middle-class.
In 1999, Tang left TVB after 18 years and formed his own company, Tang’s Workshop, dedicated to producing TV programs and films for the Mainland Chinese market. He produced the TV series Healing Hearts for ATV in 2000, and with the support of Wong Jing, directed in the same year the feature film version, starring Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Michele Reis. In 2006, Tang co-wrote the screenplay of Wo Hu with Wong Jing, which was named Best Screenplay by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. In 2008, he produced and directed another outstanding series for ATV, The Men of Justice. His latest output as a director includes Tomorrow the World Ends (2013) and The Cabin in the Mountains (2014), the latter touted as the Mainland version of Lan Kwai Fong (2011) and was released on Valentine’s Day in China.
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