MUMBAI: Malaysia has stitched 16 deals worth $70 million at
the recently concluded Mipcom.
The deals with foreign partners included India, India, the
Singapore, South Africa, Australia, NZ, UK, Germany, France,
Spain, China, Korea and Lebanon. Thee were in the areas of
international co-productions, distributions and global product
companies who engaged with the foreign partners were Animasia
Studio, Backbone Entertainment, Cartoon4Kids, Double Vision,
Ed-Online Technologies, Escalade, Funcel, InfiniteMotion,
Lemon Sky Animation, Payang Group, Sirius Pictures, Tulus
Fikir, Vision Animation and Vision New Media.
Pictures of Malaysia and Heart Command Films of India have
agreed to co-produce a slate of films and documentaries for
television and new media platforms. Sesame Workshop has appointed
Vision Plus Entertainment of Malaysia to distribute and co-produce
localised content for programme catalog of Sesame Street in
Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, comprising
Play with Me Sesame, Elmos World, Abbys Flying
Fairy School and Jalan Sesama.
Animasia Studio of Malaysia has signed a production servicing
contract with Strika Entertainment to continue the third season
of the soccer series Supa Strikas which aits in
over 70 countries worldwide, including Disney Asia, ESPN Star
Sports, Nickelodeon Asia, Orange and SABC.
Animasia Studio of Malaysia and ZN Animation of China will
co-produce an animation series My Ugly Little Brother.
Backbone Entertainment of Malaysia, Neonpumkin of Korea and
Millimages of UK will co-produce a 3D animated TV series Call
of Malaysia and Baleuko of Spain will co- roduce a 3D animated
TV series Smolitoon. Double Vision of Malaysia
and FFP New Media of Germany have agreed to co-produce a tele-movie
Re-United in Malaysia. This is the second successive
co-production tele-movie project, after Rendez-vous
of Malaysia and Latin Media Corporation from the US will co-produce
a telenovela drama series Only You
for the local and global market, promoting Malaysian cultural
values and traditions through suspense and mystery, with a
of Malaysia and August Media of Singapore will co-finance
and co-produce a slate of three animated series of 52 episodes
each. Funcel will be the animation production partner for
the slate of series, while August Media along with its Scottish
subsidiary Red Kite Animation would be responsible
for development, finance, executive production and distribution.
The titles of the three series are expected to be announced
before the end of the year.
Motion of Malaysia and DuArt Film And Video of the US will
co-produce an undisclosed animation series title, inclusive
of script writing and dubbing. Infinite Motion of Malaysia
and Three Black Cat of UK will co-produce an animation series
Sky Animation of Malaysia, Lion Rock Ventures of NZ and Media
Tropics will co-produce a Pre-School animation series Buzzy
Bee and Friends that is based on a popular NZ-brand,
as seen on TVNZ. Distributed by Australias Beyond Distribution,
the series is a finalist of this years Mipcom Juniors
Kids Jury Award.
official contingent to Mipcom more than doubled since last
year from 30 creative content companies to 75 this year.
National Film Development Corporation Malaysia joined forces
with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission
and Multimedia Development Corporation, in association with
the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation to reshape
and enhance the local film and digital content industry by
exposing multiple content properties to the global marketplace.
Malaysian contingents objective this year was to put
innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship at the forefront
of the global film and multimedia content supply chain and
to make this industry as an engine of growth and contributor
to national GDP. Its primary aim is to capitalise on past
investments in cellular and data networks, by building the
vertical industries, such as the creative content and application
industry, as the next engine of growth. The end-result will
be to enhance Malaysias capacity and capability to create
many original, locally produced content and develop competency
in content-related services to the regional market.
regards to strategically and effectively promoting Malaysian
content to its fragmented target audience, the Governments
priority will be to allign all its plans to help the local
industry create a greater presence in the local and international
broadcast market with a special focus on global IP development
through formalisation of international co-production deals
and partnerships with international distributors.