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Singapore is now equipped to take on large-scale film and television productions for a global audience. This comes with the completion of the first development at Mediapolis @ one-north - Infinite Studios.
SINGAPORE: Singapore is now equipped to take on large-scale film and television productions for a global audience.
This comes with the completion of the first development at Mediapolis @ one-north - Infinite Studios.
The S$60-million development hosts a suite of digital media services under one roof.
They range from production, post-production to transmission, spread over 24,000 square metres.
Infinite Studios’ centerpiece is Singapore's largest purpose-built sound stages. They are made to support productions that need intricate film sets, multi-camera operations and “green screen” technology for visual effects.
Sources are tight-lipped, but a well-known film franchise with big names attached will be made in Singapore in 2014.
Mike Wiluan, Infinite Studios’ chief executive, said: "It is with a major American studio. It is an action feature and requires all the necessities of an action movie. So, if you can imagine, it's going to be very ambitious, considering the fact that we haven't attempted anything like this before."
This facility is not the only boost to the local media scene.
Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim said: "Singapore's national broadcaster, MediaCorp, will make Mediapolis its new home in 2015. Occupying 1.5 hectares, MediaCorp will be a major player generating a pipeline of projects that will drive growth in media-related service providers. So with all these exciting developments, Singapore is well on course to achieve its vision of being a regional media powerhouse."
Infinite Studios is 77 per cent occupied, with 13 firms offering a variety of media-related services.