The inaugural Asian Animation Summit (AAS) has kicked off at Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur, showcasing some of Asia’s strongest and most commercially viable animation projects.
Malaysians know quite well that the bane of all government initiatives lies in the execution. What the DNA-TeAM Disrupt sharing session on Nov 20 did was to open DNA founder Karamjit Singh's eyes to the Achilles’ heel of our creative multimedia industry – distribution.
The Malaysian creative content industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 15 years, but despite all the pipelines and talents that have been developed, is still missing some key elements for it to emerge as a truly global player, panelists said at the recent DNA-TeAM Disrupt session.
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?”
War of The Worlds: Goliath director Joe Pearson explains why, despite it being an international effort, the movie is very much Malaysia’s.
How Leon Tan and his team managed to make the movie 'War of The Worlds: Goliath' is perhaps a lesson for all aspiring entrepreneurs, not just those in the creative content space. They had a vision, they had to get funding, the timing just came together, and they pivoted … many times.
A Malaysian delegation comprising 40 companies has sealed US$30mil worth of deals at the MIPCOM international market for co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment content, being held Oct 8-11 at Cannes.
Tripod Films’ animated full feature film, War of The Worlds: Goliath (WOTWG), was recognized as the Best 3D Animated Feature Film at the 3D Film Festival held last week in Los Angeles, which Tripod CEO Leon Tan says is validation that Malaysian companies can make great global products. Indeed, it beat two mainstream Hollywood movies for the honor.
Rather than become a game developer yourself in Malaysia, and really in any other market in South-East Asia aside from Indonesia, you have a better chance of success if you invest US$100,000 in a new game developer in China instead.
Those in the creative content space, take note of the Creative Business Cup of Malaysia, a new competition to find an existing company that will represent Malaysia in the Creative Business Cup that will be hosted by Denmark.