Malaysians love going to the movies. Malaysia has gone from having 287 screens five years ago to 651 screens. Box office take last year was $194 million, double the level five years ago. However having said that, Malaysia only produced 51 films in 2011. What are some things we can do to take it to the next level?
This week we talk to Michael Lake, CEO of Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios to find out about the future of Malaysia’s Film & TV Industry and how Pinewood Iskandar hopes to establish Johor Bahru as the region’s premier film & TV hub.
Completion of Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios is expected to be by the end of 2013. The facility will provide over 100,000 sq ft of film stages (ranging from 12,000 sq ft to 30,000 sq ft) and nearly 60,000 sq ft of TV studios (3 of them at 12,000 sq ft) plus a number of offices, workshops and post-production facilities.