Malaysia studio project appoints first CEO
Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios has appointed Australian film industry veteran Michael Lake as its first CEO.
Lake was president of Warner Roadshow Studios in Australia for 17 years, and was also formerly the president of WWE Films and executive vice president of worldwide feature production for Village Roadshow Pictures Entertainment in the US.
Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia is a collaboration between government investment company Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s wholly owned Iskandar Malaysia Studios Sdn Bhd and the UK facilities giant Pinewood Shepperton.
The new studios at Iskandar in southern Malaysia, were set to start construction at the end of last year and the company says they will open in 2013.