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Two One-Stop Centres To Be Set Up To Develop Creative Digital Content Industry

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KUALA LUMPUR: The government will set up two one-stop centres in a bid to develop the creative digital content industry in the near future, Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said.

He said one of the centres, to be known as the Pitching Centre, would be set up in the next three months to listen collect ideas and to provide guidance to the industry players.

“We will coordinate the Pitching Centre within this three months to listen to the ideas of the industry players. They need not wait to see the minister when they have ideas about something,” he said after attending the 2015 post-budget briefing to the creative digital content industry at Auditorium Perdana, Wisma Radio, Angkasapuri here tonight.

Ahmad Shabery said the centre will be led by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) with the cooperation from the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) and the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

“Through the centre, we will also help the industry players in finding sponsors, such as Celcom, Telekom Malaysia and Petronas. In fact, I hope it will become a bridge to any available resources,” he said.

Ahmad Shabery said the second centre, to be known as Content Malaysia, would be a one-stop centre with a wider scope of roles to be played than Finas.

He said it would not only focus on the film industry, but also on all contents, including cinemas, television, YouTube and gaming.

“The scope of this one-stop centre will cover wider subjects because we want to consolidate several existing funds,” he said.

The briefing, which lasted almost three hours and attended by about 300 industry players, among others, touched on the RM100 million allocation for the development of the industry given under the 2015 Budget. –BERNAMA

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