ScreenSingapore unveils launch date

Trade-focused event to run June 5-12, 2011

The first ScreenSingapore, a trade event that will serve as a launchpad for Hollywood and regional films, will run June 5-12.

Positioned just after the Cannes Film Fest and before the summer blockbuster season begins, the confab will hold its exhibition section from June 7-9.

Gathering will spotlight creative and technical innovations through a film and technology market and conferences, workshops, financing seminars and producer forums in addition to Asian preems of pics.

Media Development Authority of Singapore CEO Christopher Chia said the event hopes to spark greater collaboration between the East and West.

Event is chaired by Greg Coote with board members including Chia; Fox Intl. co-prexy Paul Hanneman; Ashok Amritraj; Dennis Davidson; Wayne Duband; Shekhar Kapur; and Fortissimo Films chair Michael J. Werner.

Event is backed by the MDA and the Singapore Tourism Board and is organized by Singapore Airshow and Events.

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