EXCLUSIVE Interview: Asia’s film industry: Experts on funding and distribution (Part 4)

Ahead of BroadcastAsia 2015, held from 2-5 June, Asia Image talked to five of the industry experts speaking at the 6th Creative Content Production Conference 2015 to share their thoughts on funding and distribution of Asian films and how filmmakers can reach wider viewers. This is the fourth of the interview series with Rezal Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios.


Rezal Rahman


What makes Asia different from other markets? How would you describe the level of business here in Asia?

Film budgets tend to be smaller although these seem to be increasing especially in India and China. India and China have large domestic markets to supports the growth (but this in turn, also increases domestic competition) but other Asian markets especially in Southeast Asia still lag behind.


What are the new and exciting things happening in the Asian film industry at the moment? What challenges do Asian filmmakers face in terms of competing with Hollywood?

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