Tsang Kan-cheong was born in Hong Kong and joined TVB in 1981, where he participated in various productions such as You Only Live Twice (1982), Soldier of Fortune (1982) and Police Cadet ‘84 (1984) as a scriptwriter. He started working at ATV as creative director in 1989, but returned to TVB in 1991 to take up the position of script supervisor, overseeing such series as the classic The Greed of Men (1992). Beginning in 1994, Tsang served as producer for various series including Instinct.
Tsang started writing film scripts in 1984 and his output includes It’s a Drink! It’s a Bomb! (1985), directed by David Chung, My Heart Is That Eternal Rose (1989), directed by Patrick Tam, Seven Warriors (1989), directed by Terry Tong Kay-ming, Royal Scoundrel (1991) and Casino Raiders II (1991), directed by Johnnie To, Arrest the Restless (1992), directed by Lawrence Lau, Warriors: The Black Panther (1993), directed by Clarence Fok, among others. In 1987, Tsang served as scriptwriter and assistant director on Magnificent Warriors (1987), directed by David Chung. Tsang made his directorial debut in 1997 with Intruder, which he also wrote. He took on the post of chief executive of the television department at Golden Harvest, and was stationed in Shanghai. In 2004, he was executive producer and scriptwriter for 6 AM, directed by Adrian Kwan Shun-Fai.
Tsang is a frequent collaborator with Stephen Chow and took part in the writing for such films as The God of Cookery (1996), King of Comedy (1999), Shaolin Soccer (2001), Kung Fu Hustle (2004) and CJ7 (2008). Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle took the top two spots in the list of top Chinese language box office hits of all time, and were nominated for the Best Screenplay at the 21st and 24th Hong Kong Film Awards, respectively. Shaolin Soccer won the Best Screenplay Award at the Hong Kong Screenwriters Association Awards. Tsang's recent work as a scriptwriter includes The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011), directed by Tony Ching Siu-tung.
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