Malaysia and Singapore are combining their efforts and resources to penetrate the global entertainment and media industry. For the first time in history, National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) and Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) joined forces to co-host and co-organise a Malaysia-Singapore Cocktail Reception at MIPCOM last night in Cannes, France.

The event has over 70 Malaysian and Singaporean company delegates hosting international guests, comprising of the most prominent broadcasters, distributors, producers and investors, from the world’s largest market. It also features a state-of-the-art showcase of the latest available programmes for sales and distribution in the market, recently produced and developed by Malaysian and Singaporean studios.  

“I am proud to say that this campaign to boost cooperation between the two countries’ creative industries is timely as we share common interests, cultures, traditions, languages and race. We commend Singapore’s positive efforts and welcome mutually-beneficial collaboration in Iskandar Malaysia, and noted the potential for Iskandar Malaysia to provide industrial facilities and infrastructure for Singapore companies to expand their projects into Iskandar Malaysia,” said H.E. Dato’ Sri Kamaruddin Siaraf, Secretary General of the Malaysian Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture.