Leon Tan

MDeC’s Kamil Othman helms Finas, industry hopes raised
Finas’ appointment of ex-MDeC VP Kamil Othman as its Director General has raised hopes for the creative content sector, writes Karamjit Singh.
New LA-KL filmmaking venture seeks to boost local ecosystem
Malaysian film producer Leon Tan and veteran Hollywood producer and financier Greg Coote have formed a joint venture which the duo believe will fill in the missing pieces and instil the discipline that are needed to make the country a regional movie-making hub.
Week in Review: A shift is happening
Success of companies in creative content, IT and E&E sectors creating positive buzz Parents are slowly coming around to accepting and encouraging their children into these careers
The ‘hidden’ art of sound design, from an award-winning Malaysian
Sound designer Axle Kith Cheeng became the first Malaysian to win a major Hollywood award when she received the Verna Fields Award for Best Sound Editing by a student film-maker for her work on Head Over Heels, which is also up for on Oscar. She talks to DNA about sound design and her movie career.
Creative content industry: Where the real value lies
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.  
Disrupt: Malaysia’s creative content industry missing key pieces
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.
‘There’s a lot of Malaysia in this movie’
War of The Worlds: Goliath director Joe Pearson explains why, despite it being an international effort, the movie is very much Malaysia’s.
Technopreneur Leon Tan gets his dream geek-fest
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.
The business side of a content play
Malaysia now has been involved in the multimedia space for at least a dozen years and there is enough experience in the industry to move the discussion beyond talent, writes Karamjit Singh.
Disrupt #3: Malaysia’s got creative talent, but is that enough?
The third of the monthly DNA-TeAM Disrupt series of sharing and networking events, on Nov 20, is on digital content. Specifically, our panelists are going to share their thoughts on the topic "Creative Content: Does Malaysia have talent? Is that talent enough to create success stories?” The panelists include Leon Tan of 'War of The Worlds: Goliath' fame and Chun Chong Leong, who has worked with Electronic Arts in Los Angeles and Shanghai, and headed Disney Interactive’s studio in Shanghai.
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