Johor to host the first joint-project of Malaysia-China bilateral cooperation to co-produce a RM237Million blockbuster set to commence in the middle of next year.
Golden Shield Television Centre of the People’s Republic of China and Changsha LeFeng Culture Communications Co., Ltd (LeFeng) will be partnering with Malaysia’s Moths Studio Sdn. Bhd. (Moths Studio) in producing a series of multiple cultural entertainment projects from movies, dramas, programs, activities, events, property, etc. in between China-Malaysia with accumulated value of RM3Billion over the next 5 years.
Solehuddin Ahmad, Director of Tourism Malaysia on behalf of Liow Cai Tung, Johor Chairwoman for Tourism, Women, Family & Community Development said in the MOU signing and press conference held on 3rd December 2019 at Forest City Phoenix International Marina Hotel, Johor Bahru, that the cooperation will certainly boost tourist arrivals in Malaysia. “Through this collaboration, we hope that the world will be able to see all of Malaysia’s natural beauty, heritage, arts and culture”, on top of his remarks about Johor’s scenic and iconic locations from beaches to Victorian-Moorish design of Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque etc.
The first project out of this collaboration is a co-production of a top-secret agent action-packed movie entitled “Beyond Life & Death” with a budget of around RM11.8Million to be spent in Johor, Malaysia. Peggy Lee Ji Wen, world-renowned film producer and also Art & Film Director of Golden Shield Television Centre has announced the overall creative development and production plans in the collaboration. Following projects after the first landmark, she would be overseeing the production of ‘Tianjin Explosion’ and ‘Resurrection Day’, science fiction movies which will cost RM400 Million each.
Tourism, Women, Family & Community Development, Tourism Malaysia, Johor Tourism Association (JTA) and the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) will be working with the new joint venture closely as a part of achieving the ‘Visit Truly Asia Malaysia 2020’ campaign goal of 30 Million tourists and enriching the creative economy.