Dated: 20 May 2011
Zhang Ziyi joins list of high profile international names confirmed as ambassadors for June 2011 event
The Board of ScreenSingapore announced today international superstar Zhang Ziyi (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA), has formalised her support for the inaugural event, joining a host of distinguished figures within the international film community as an event Ambassador. Albert Lee, Oliver Stone, Wayne Wang and Harold Shaw are among the list of high profile names previously announced along with CJ Group VP Miky Lee and Kishore Lulla of Eros International.
The constantly growing list of such high profile artists and professionals as the event approaches exemplifies the continuing support the multi-million dollar event is receiving from across the globe.
Commenting on her new appointment Zhang Ziyi said, “ScreenSingapore will no doubt prove to be a meaningful event, a platform from where both Asian and Western cinema will flourish together, promoting cross-cultural working relationships and helping bring international projects to an even wider audience. It is an honour to be involved with such an exciting project.”
Greg Coote, Chairman of the Board of ScreenSingapore added, "We are very honoured to have Zhang Ziyi on board supporting our inaugural event. Her international stature and talent are unparalleled and this exemplifies our plans for the event itself. No doubt ScreenSingapore 2011 will be a great success. ”
As announced earlier this month by the Board of ScreenSingapore LARRY CROWNE, the brand new feature film from two-time Academy Award®winner Tom Hanks, who directs, co-writes and co-stars, along with Academy Award®winner Julia Roberts, will be the Closing Night Gala on Saturday, June 11. Tom Hanks will attend this Asia Pacific premiere at the newly refurbished and iconic Shaw Organisation’s Lido Theatre on Orchard Road in the heart of Singapore.
To be held from 5 to 12 June 2011, ScreenSingapore, the first international cinema event in Singapore, aims to bring together movie stars, renowned directors and eminent film industry professionals to exchange ideas, business opportunities and showcase film products. Leveraging on the growing interest in Asian content, the very strong theatrical marketplace and Singapore’s position as a globally connected regional gateway, ScreenSingapore is set to reinforce Singapore as the global media capital of the region.
The Board of ScreenSingapore consists of Chairman of Latitude Entertainment, Greg Coote, who is serving as the Chairman of the Board, Golden Globe-winning Director, Shekhar Kapur, Ashok Amitraj, Chairman &CEO of Hyde Park, Michael J. Werner, Chairman of Fortissimo Films, Wayne Duband of Wayne Duband Consulting, DDA Public Relations Founder and DDA Consulting Chairman Dennis Davidson, Aubeck Kam, CEO of MDA, Cassandra Tay, Director of Communications of MDA and Dr Christopher Chia, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA)
ScreenSingapore is hosted by Media Development Authority of Singapore and organised by Experia Events Pte Ltd.
Please refer to Appendix A for the full list of ScreenSingapore Ambassadors (as of May 20 2011).
For more information on ScreenSingapore and the ambassadors, please visit www.screensingapore.com.sg
ScreenSingapore, an international cinema event from 5-12 June 2011, will see Hollywood premieres in Asia and showcase Asian content to the world. In addition, the weeklong event will be lined with a trade show, conferences and master classes. ScreenSingapore is a key marketing platform for the global film and entertainment communities to tap the vast potential in the fast-growing markets of Asia. ScreenSingapore is hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore, with support from the Singapore Tourism Board and the Economic Development Board. It is organised by Experia Events Pte Ltd. For more information, visit www.screensingapore.com.sg.
About Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA)
The Media Development Authority of Singapore (www.mda.gov.sg) promotes the development of vibrant and competitive film, television, radio, publishing, music, games, animation and interactive digital media industries in Singapore. It has developed an industry masterplan, Singapore Media Fusion 2015 (www.smf.sg) to advance this goal. MDA also promotes a connected society, consumer choice and a pro-business environment.
About Experia Events Pte Ltd
Experia Events (www.experiaevents.com) specialises in organising and managing exhibitions and conferences of strategic interest, fostering industry development and thought leadership. It has built a strong portfolio in aerospace and defence with the highly successful Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest aerospace and defence exhibition and one of the top three in the world, and IMDEX Asia, the leading international maritime defence exhibition in Asia. Its expertise and track record also extends to the government and lifestyle sector, through key events such as the Singapore International Water Week, World Cities Summit and ScreenSingapore. Formerly known as Singapore Airshow and Events Pte Ltd (SAe), Experia Events aims to diversify its range of strategic events globally.