EXCLUSIVE Interview: Asia’s film industry: Experts on funding and distribution (Part 5)

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 last of the interview series with Zainir Aminullah, Chief Executive Officer, Ideate Media.


For South East Asia, I haven’t seen a real trend of local-scripted content having international appeal on a sustainable basis. This is a function of two factors— budget and story sensibility. The participation of foreign producers in coming to shoot in SEA or participating in co-production in the long run will have a positive impact, but I believe the pace should be faster.


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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