Buzzing: Nicolas Tse's production house sold for $24.8 million

Cinema still of As The Light Goes Out, which starred Nicholas Tse.
Cinema still of As The Light Goes Out, which starred Nicholas Tse. PHOTO: CLOVER FILMS

Nicolas Tse's production house sold for $24.8 million

The Hong Kong-based Digital Domain Holdings has agreed to buy an 85 per cent stake in actor Nicholas Tse's Lucrative Skill, the parent company of his loss-making Post Production Office, for HK$135 million (S$24.8 million), say Hong Kong reports. It is paying HK$40 million for Tse's 25 per cent stake and HK$95 million for See Corporation's 60 per cent stake, which the star had sold for HK$123 million in 2014. Digital Domain Holdings says it will expand its virtual reality business in China with the help of Tse, who will still hold a 15 per cent stake in Lucrative and is No.3 on the Forbes China Celebrity List.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 27, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing: Nicolas Tse's production house sold for $24.8 million'. Print Edition | Subscribe