Singapore-based mm2 Entertainment has agreed a co-production deal with Turner Asia Pacific to produce five movies over the next three years.
This is Turner’s first foray into film production in APAC, and is part of a wider strategic effort to invest and produce more Asian content. The films are expected to bolster the content pipeline for Turner’s TV brands including Warner TV.
“We are very happy and proud to embark on this journey with Turner. We look forward to co-producing an exciting slate of films through this landmark collaboration. As we build on our strong base in the Asia market through our movie and media investments, we will continue to forge more such win-win relationships in the future,” said Chang Long Jong, chief executive officer, mm2 Asia.
The collaboration will see both companies complement each other in areas such as production, distribution and marketing of the films.
“This partnership makes a bold statement about Turner’s desire to increase its investment in local content for audiences in Southeast Asia. Together with mm2 Asia, one of the region’s top movie production companies, we’ve identified some great projects with genuine entertainment potential – and we can’t wait for them to start rolling out,” said Ricky Ow, president, Turner Asia Pacific.
The first film to be released is Wonder Boy, a biopic about Singaporean singer and songwriter, Dick Lee. The film will be released later this year.