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  • Singapore Celebrates 50 Years of Filmmaking as Biz Builds on Local Talent

    Singapore celebrates 50 years of filmmaking

    variety.com 13 May '15, 5pm

    Even if 2015 is tinged by the recent death of the country’s founder and former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore will put on a happy face for its 50th anniversary celebrations later this year. Events, programs and initiatives are included under the “SG50” branding, and there will...

  • Mm2 Entertainment Capitalizes on Growing Singapore Market - Variety

    Mm2 Entertainment Capitalizes on Growing Singapore Market

    variety.com 13 May '15, 5pm

    Singapore and neighboring Malaysia are up-and-comers in the Asian film industry. Capitalizing on their markets might seem like a no-brainer these days, but it wasn’t such a guaranteed investment seven years ago, when mm2 Entertainment started up. SEE MORE: From the May 12, 2015 issue ...

  • HAF: Banned Director Tan Pin Pin To Unlock ‘Time Capsule’ of Singapore’s Past: Film contrasting personal and o...

    HAF: Banned Director Tan Pin Pin To Unlock ‘Time Capsule’ of Singapore’s Past | Variety

    variety.com 24 Mar '15, 11pm

    Singapore’s most prolific documentary director-producer Tan Pin Pin this week presents new project “Time Capsule” at the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (March 23-25. Tan’s films have always focused on Singapore, its histories and the present day. Though she received critical accl...

  • India’s ‘Court’ Rules at Singapore Festival Awards | Variety

    variety.com 14 Dec '14, 8am

    HONG KONG — Indian drama “Court ” added to its haul of festival prizes by winning the Silver Screen Award for best film at the revived Singapore International Film Festival (Dec. 4-14, 2014). The film’s first time feature director Chaitanya Tamhane also took home the best director awa...

  • China’s Bona and Singapore’s Tembusu To Create $100 Million Private Equity Fund | Variety

    variety.com 10 Dec '14, 3am

    China ’s Bona Film Group , Singapore private equity fund Tembusu Partners and Singapore entrepreneur Calvin Cheng are to establish a US$100 million fund targeted at China’s media and entertainment industry. The fund will be one of the first non-Reminbi dominated funds to invest in Chi...

  • Jack Neo to Recall Singapore ‘Long Long Time Ago’: Singapore’s most successful film director is to direct a tw...

    Jack Neo to Recall Singapore ‘Long Long Time Ago’ |

    variety.com 15 Dec '14, 2pm

    Jack Neo , Singapore ’s most successful film director, is to direct a two-part comedy drama that chronicles the city-state’s development since the end of the colonial period and its separation from Malaysia. “Long Long Time Ago ” will shoot in Malaysia from May next year, and see the ...

  • Fox Channels To Co-Produce Four Films From Singapore: Fox International Channels is to co-produce four upcomin...

    Fox Channels To Co-Produce Four Films From Singapore

    variety.com 20 Jan '15, 8am

    Fox International Channels is to co-produce four upcoming features being produced by Singapore ’s mm2 Entertainment . The deal sets FIC’s Star Chinese Movies channel as co-producer and gives FIC first-run and exclusive pay-TV rights in multiple territories. The deal covers two films d...

  • Singaporean Cinema Still Seeking the Spotlight

    Singaporean Cinema Still Seeking the Spotlight

    variety.com 05 Oct '14, 10pm

    It’s not for want of trying, but the Singaporean film industry continues to struggle to make its voice heard. Since the island-state’s Media Development Authority was formed in 2003, the numbers the organization has released have certainly been impressive, given Singapore’s tiny domes...

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