Tom Hanks’ ‘Larry Crowne’ Closes Out Inaugural ScreenSingapore
The gods smiled on Tom Hanks and ScreenSingapore as the inaugural multi-purpose film business event drew to a close. A historical downpour that flooded parts of the city marked the opening of the event, and morning thunderstorm threatened the closing premiere of Hanks’ Larry Crowne, but all was well as the curtains closed on ScreenSingapore.
Organizers have announced a repeat for next year, but the dates are not settled on yet.
Billed as a celebration of filmed entertainment, with aspirations of becoming Asia’s Festival de Cannes, the seven-day event hosted business forums, a market, studio presentations for regional exhibitors, red carpet premieres and general networking opportunities.
The general consensus branded the event a success. “As we’re winding down, I didn’t ask everyone I meet what they think, I just asked them ‘are you coming back next year?’ and there was not one person that said no,” said ScreenSingapore chairman Greg Coote.