ScreenSingapore Finds its Emissaries
The initial wave of the creme de la creme of the worldâ€™s film business has signed on as ambassadors for ScreenSingapore, the organizationâ€™s board will announce today at Filmart.
DirectorsÂ Oliver Stone andÂ Wayne Wang are joined by executivesÂ Harold Shaw, Albert Lee and Sanjeev Lamba in the 52-strong group for the inaugural event planned for June 5-12.
â€œWe are extremely honored to have the formal support of renowned film professionals and filmmakers, all of whom have been instrumental indeveloping the film industry around the world,â€ saidÂ Greg Coote, chairman of Latitude Entertainment, and the chairman of the board of ScreenSingapore.
ScreenSingapore is the first international cinema event in Singapore and itâ€™s stated goal is to bring together a cross section of the movie business for an exchange ideas and explore business opportunities in the region.
â€œScreenSingapore will no doubt prove to be a truly international event, a platform where both Asian and Western cinema will flourish together, promoting cross-cultural working relationships and helping bring international projects to an even wider audience,â€ director Wang said.