Third panelist joins Disrupt discussion on creative talents

  • Hasnul is from R&H, which worked on Ang Lee’s Life of Pi
  • Will discuss how Malaysian players can expand by going regional

WITH Disrupt#3 only hours away at 5.30pm today, Digital News Asia is pleased to announce Hasnul Hadi Samsudin as the third panelist in our discussion titled “Creative Content: Does Malaysia have talent? Is that enough to create success stories?”
He will be sharing his thoughts on how Malaysia creative content players can expand the business by going regional, joining our two other panelists: Chun Chong Leong, who has worked with Electronic Arts in Los Angeles and Shanghai, and headed Disney Interactive’s studio in Shanghai; and Leon Tan, the Malaysian producer whose War of The Worlds: Goliath is playing in cinemas now.
Hasnul played a role in developing the Malaysian creative digital content industry in the past few years through his capacity in various roles from within the Government and private sector.
He has acted as the head of the MSC Malaysia Animation and Creative Content Center (MAC3). There, he built some initiatives to accelerate the growth of the industry.
Third panelist joins Disrupt discussion on creative talentsIn 2008, he moved to the private sector, joining Rhythm & Hues Malaysia (R&H). R&H itself was founded in Los Angeles in 1987 but with additional studios in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Vancouver. Its new facility in Kuala Lumpur has been operational since April 2009.
Its most recent project is Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, based on the Man Booker Prize-winning fantasy adventure book by Yann Martel, which was shot in stereoscopic 3D. Work was spread across all R&H studios.
“We have had around 40 of our guys involved in getting the work done in Malaysia,” says Hasnul. “The team was quite substantial across the studios.”
Hasnul is also the deputy president of the Post Production, Animation and Creative Content Association of Malaysia as well as the Creative Content Industry Guild of Malaysia; and is also on the external advisory panel of various educational institutes teaching graphics and multimedia.
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