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MediaCorp Raintree Pictures to produce comedy commemorating 75 years of radio
Singapore, 15 July 2010 – MediaCorp Raintree Pictures will release a movie next year with radio as its theme in conjunction with radio’s 75th anniversary celebrations. Tentatively called FM, the movie is slated for release in the second half of 2011, and will star an ensemble of MediaCorp radio deejays both past and present.
According to Raintree’s Creative Director Kelvin Tong, it will have elements of drama, adventure, comedy and romance. Cross border liaisons will figure too in a nod to history as the radio service started here when both Singapore and Malaysia were British colonies.
For the first time in Singapore’s movie industry, MediaCorp Raintree Pictures will be calling on Singaporeans to contribute to the eventual storyline. The producer may consider casting some listeners in cameo roles. More details will be available over the next few weeks.
Mr Man Shu Sum, Managing Director of MediaCorp Raintree Pictures says, "This movie will be one of the most interesting and yet challenging films to make. But we do want to tell the story of this "grand dame" and how it has evolved through time and is still considered one of the most powerful communications medium in this day and age."
Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp.
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About MediaCorp Raintree Pictures
The pioneer in Singapore movie industry, MediaCorp Raintree Pictures was set up in August 1998. Working with local and regional talents, it has produced over 25 movies of diverse genres, including the award-winning I Not Stupid, The Eye, Infernal Affairs II, Turn Left Turn Right, Homerun (which won the first Golden Horse Award for Singapore) and The Best Bet. Its latest productions include the internationally acclaimed horror film The Maid, I Not Stupid Too, One Last Dance, 881 (Singapore’s top grossing Asian film in 2007) and The Home Song Stories (7 nominations and 2 wins at the 44th Golden Horse Awards). MediaCorp Raintree Pictures is focused on producing an international hit that will break into key markets all around the world.
MediaCorp Raintree Pictures is the movie division of MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media. MediaCorp’s vision is to become Asia’s top media company, delivering valued content to the world.
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