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HBO Asia Inks Training Pact with Singapore Industry

Jay Roewe, senior VP for West Coast Productions at HBO, is to conduct a forum in Singapore helping young Asian executives and producers learn about the production process, from pitching of an idea through development, practical production, and risk management, to final delivery.

The seminar is the first element in a two year partnership struck between HBO Asia and Singapore’s Media Development Authority to develop the drama production capabilities of the local media industry and talents.

Roewe oversees shows including “Game of Thrones,” “The Newsroom,” “Angels in America,” and “John Adams.” Other workshops will be announced.

HBO Asia is in a unique position to impart skills and share knowledge with local companies and aspiring talents in Singapore to create premium entertainment for global audiences,” said Jonathan Spink, CEO, HBO Asia.

“Local companies and talent will also have a chance to work on HBO Asia productions which will provide valuable on-the-job training opportunities. I am confident that we will see more exciting Singaporean-made dramas arising from this partnership,” said Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister For Communications and Information, at the launch of the Singapore Media Festival 2015 and opening of the 2015 Asia TV Forum & Market, and ScreenSingapore on Wednesday (Dec. 2, 2015).

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