Hong Kong filmmakers found guilty of possession of fake banknotes

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A filmmaker and a props company owner in Hong Kong have been handed suspended jail sentences for possessing counterfeit banknotes, which were used as props in an award-winning film.

This is the first conviction of its kind involving members of the film industry in Hong Kong.

The court decision sparked widespread discontent in the industry. Filmmakers said many practitioners are unaware of the legal requirements for reproduction and possession of prop banknotes, and condemned the court decision

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