Welcome!

News Feed Item

Malaysia Builds Asian Hub for Digital and Broadcast Content Development

FINAS highlights exceptional creative talents and Malaysia's state-of-the-art production facilities at MIPTV 2014

CANNES, France, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Malaysia is poised to take the lead as the creative and content hub for South East Asia, having invested significantly in up-skilling local talents and facilitating state-of-the-art production facilities that are now attracting globally-recognised production companies here as a preferred locale.

The two-pronged strategy of providing attractive government assistance and rewarding private investment has reaped significant results as export of content produced in Malaysia has almost doubled in value over the past 24 months.

Speaking at the MIPTV in Cannes, Chairman of FINAS, Datuk Haji Md. Afendi Datuk Haji Hamdan, said that the government is investing significantly in creative multimedia infrastructure as seen through the recent opening of the US$120 million Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios which is the region's largest independent integrated studio facility. This is in addition to the renowned KRU Studios in Cyberjaya, which has a strong track record of producing internationally-acclaimed content and will be premiering its recent production Ribbit a 3D animated comedy story starring an internationally renowned cast (Tim Curry, Russell Peters & Sean Astin) at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

The value chain extends downstream, where Malaysia is recognised as providing cutting-edge technologies at a fraction of international costs, and offering high-technology film and television studios that include 3D animation and documentary productions. The visually-pleasing and vibrant shooting locations are another significant attraction, thanks to Malaysia's cultural richness and heritage. These are strong pull factors that are encouraging international buyers, investors and co-production partners to expand its endeavours in Malaysia.

"Earlier last year, we launched the Film in Malaysia Incentive (FIMI) which provides local and foreign producers a 30 per cent rebate on audited in-country spend. We are proud to say that we have exceeded our target of USD 30.6 million as we achieved USD 45.4million of the total estimated FIMI incentive value by end 2013".

FIMI has attracted both local and foreign productions in the recent times, including four local projects and six foreign productions that are currently taking place.

"Exports of film content, television programmes, and animation has grown from more than USD100 million to over USD155 million in 2012, which proves our success in expanding our horizon of creative content development, particularly in 3D animation and other forms of digital interactive content," he added.

In addition, Malaysia's local talents are recognised for their skills and creativity internationally as seen over the years with Oscar winning Life of Pi, War of the Worlds which won the Best 3D Animated Feature Film at the Los Angeles 3D Film Festival, Bollywood blockbusters Don and Enthiran among others.

Explaining its offerings at the largest television content trade forum the 2014 Marche International de Programmes de Television (MIPTV), Datuk Haji Md. Afendi Datuk Haji Hamdan said that Malaysia brought together 19 delegates who are showcasing their exceptional creative content at the Malaysian pavilion themed 'Moving Forward, Exploring Opportunities'.

This year, Malaysia is featuring original content ranging from animation, drama and documentary film producers to an international list of buyers and distributors.

"We have ensured that strategic initiatives are in place to empower the local talent to grow the industry and support foreign productions. Thus, we are actively organising events and working closely with Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Malaysia to turn the creative multimedia industry into one of the main engines of growth for Malaysia by engaging creative multimedia companies and individuals to spearhead the use of digital technologies to produce top quality creative content for the world," said Datuk Afendi.

For more information or to get updates on Malaysia's participation at MIPTV, please visit www.malaysia.my/miptv

About FINAS National Film Development Corporation Malayisa (FINAS) is Malaysia's leading film agency and authority entrusted with the responsibility of developing the film industry. Established in 1981, it is a statutory agency under the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture (MOICC). FINAS is responsible to promote, preserve and facilitate the development of the film industry in Malaysia. FINAS is the first point of contact that provides information, advice, support services and incentives for creative content production in Malaysia. FINAS is also the agency that facilitates all foreign film production work in Malaysia.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Nation Branding Division
Name: Zeckernain Pulle
Contact: +6(0) 016-682 6254
Email: [email protected]

SOURCE FINAS

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain.
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
@DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend. iTred processes millions of conversations, tweets, interactions, news articles, press releases, blog posts - and extract meaning form them and analyzes mobile and desktop software platforms used to communicate, various metadata (such as geo location), and automation tools. In overall placement, @DevOpsSummit ranked as the number one ‘DevOps Influencer' followed by @CloudExpo at third, and @MicroservicesE at 24th.
Quickly find the root cause of complex database problems slowing down your applications. Up to 88% of all application performance issues are related to the database. DPA’s unique response time analysis shows you exactly what needs fixing - in four clicks or less. Optimize performance anywhere. Database Performance Analyzer monitors on-premises, on VMware®, and in the Cloud, including Amazon® AWS and Azure™ virtual machines.
The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust ...
The goal of Continuous Testing is to shift testing left to find defects earlier and release software faster. This can be achieved by integrating a set of open source functional and performance testing tools in the early stages of your software delivery lifecycle. There is one process that binds all application delivery stages together into one well-orchestrated machine: Continuous Testing. Continuous Testing is the conveyor belt between the Software Factory and production stages. Artifacts are ...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
Back in February of 2017, Andrew Clay Schafer of Pivotal tweeted the following: “seriously tho, the whole software industry is stuck on deployment when we desperately need architecture and telemetry.” Intrigue in a 140 characters. For me, I hear Andrew saying, “we’re jumping to step 5 before we’ve successfully completed steps 1-4.”
Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it’s anything but – with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty’? It’ll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software lifecycle. In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Busine...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...