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10 years of child abuse: Jackie Chan’s China Drama Academy apprenticeship contract

When Jackie Chan and his father arrived at Master Yu Jim-Yuen’s school in Hong Kong for the first time in 1961, he could hardly believe his eyes. Children his age were allowed to have fun all day long – the bully Jackie Chan wanted that too. By contract, the then 7-year-old was placed in the care of Master Yu Jim-Yuen for ten years. A mistake?

By Thorsten Boose 17. May 2020 Off

Film logos and their meanings: Jackie Chan’s film companies and their intros from 1980 to today

At the tender age of 26, Jackie Chan founded his first own film production company. It wasn’t successful, but it laid the foundation for what fans around the world know as »The road to Chan«. As a filmmaker he exercised more and more control over his projects and worked with the greats from Hong Kong and China – until today.

By Thorsten Boose 17. February 2020 Off

Jackie Chan’s stunt team members from 1976 to today in a complete overview

The 70s were the heyday of the Eastern genre. Stuntmen were in demand, but were treated more as props than as specialists on the film set. Jackie Chan wanted to change that and founded the Sing Ga Ban in 1976 with a few friends and colleagues. From then on, Jackie’s stunt team advocated better working conditions for stuntmen and gave themselves and his team more work in films. This team, also known as the Jackie Chan Family, still exists today. This is the one and only complete list of all Jackie Chan stunt team members.

By Thorsten Boose 21. September 2019 Off

The Jackie Chan brand, part 2: Developing the Sing Ga Ban stunt team logo

Jackie Chan is not only a star herself, but has also brought many stuntmen to cinematic fame around the world. In 1976 he founded Sing Ga Ban, the Jackie Chan stunt team, which is still in its 8th generation today. The development of Jackie’s own cinematic success, political circumstances in Hong Kong and China as well as the globalization of the film industry contributed to the constant change of the stunt team – both in terms of personnel and appearance.

By Thorsten Boose 28. August 2019 Off

Jackie Chan’s racing career since 1984 | Jackie Chan DC Racing winner at 2017 Le Mans

That actor Jackie Chan is a fan of fast cars is proven by his blockbuster “Thunderbolt” from 1995, in which he has to win a race to save his family. There are also great chase scenes with luxury cars in the new film “Kung Fu Yoga” (2017). But Jackie Chan’s career as a racing driver began in 1984 on a semi-professional level thanks to Mitsubishi.

By Thorsten Boose 5. November 2017 Off