By Nigel M Smith | iW NOW August 16, 2010 at 4:57AM
The inaugural ScreenSingapore will be held from June 5-12, 2011. The international cinema event promises to spotlight creative and technical innovations through a film trade/technology market; Asia Pacific and regional premieres of upcoming Asian and U.S. studio releases; and financing seminars.
"With support from the major studios and international industry players, said Christopher Chia, Chief Executive Officer of the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA), "ScreenSingapore is set to become one of the most exciting platforms for greater collaboration between East and West, uncovering upcoming talents and contributing to the dynamism of the global cinema industry."
Managing Director of the event organizer Singapore Airshow & Events Pte Ltd (SAe), Mr. Jimmy Lau added, “ScreenSingapore will be a neutral gateway bridging the best of East and West. It will provide an annual platform for global talents, filmmakers and industry players to network and conduct business."
Helping to provide strategic insights are members of the Board of ScreenSingapore , chaired by Greg Coote, Chairman and CEO of Dune Entertainment. Including Dr Christopher Chia, other board members are Paul Hanneman, co-president Fox International; Ashok Amritraj, Chairman and CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment; Dennis Davidson, Chairman of DDA Consulting & DDA Public Relations; Wayne Duband of WD Consulting; filmmaker Shekhar Kapur; and Michael J. Werner, Chairman of Fortissimo Films.