Members drawn from across Asia
BEIJING — ScreenSingapore will add six new Asian members to bring its board up to 14 members, including biz players from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.Among those joining the board are Yu Dong, topper of leading Chinese shingle Bona, Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi, who chairs Distribution Workshop, Shanty Harmayn, CEO of Indonesia’s Salto Film, Norman Abdul Halim, prexy of KRU Studios in Malaysia, Melvin Ang, executive director of Singapore’s mm2 Entertainment and Lim Teck, m.d. of Clover Films in Singapore. Among the existing eight-strong board of ScreenSingapore are helmer Shekhar Kapur, Hyde Park topper Ashok Amritraj, Fortissimo’s Michael J. Werner and Wayne Duband of Wayne Duband Consulting. It also features Dennis Davidson, topper of DDA Public Relations, Aubeck Kam, CEO of Singapore’s MDA, and Calvin Cheng, founding director of Lumina-Looque International. “Our new board members bring with them many years of experience in the pan-Asian film industry, and I believe their contributions would be instrumental in strengthening the Asian focus in which ScreenSingapore has set out to achieve,” said Greg Coote, chairman of the board of ScreenSingapore. Singapore merged its two premier media exhibitions in March, co-locating Screen Singapore and the Asia Television Forum, and it runs from Dec. 5 to 7. The event will take place at the Marina Bay Sands and will be run by Reed Exhibitions, the Media Development Authority said. Reed Exhibitions is a division of Reed Elsevier, which also owns Variety. It features a trade market, conferences, premieres, screenings and networking events.