GOBIND CONGRATULATES FINAS ON MISSION AT MIPCOM

NORSYAFAWATI AB WAHAB

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 27 (Bernama) -- Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo today congratulated the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) for the mission to the International Market of Communications Programmes (MIPCOM) 2019, in France last month, which generated RM20.72 million worth of exports and investments.

He said the country's participation this year also attracted a number of international production companies, which could potentially generate transactions worth RM138.68 million.

MIPCOM is an annual event showcasing creative content involving 14,000 participants from over 100 countries in Cannes, France covering sales, distribution, production cooperation and promoting countries as filming destinations.

"It opens up opportunities for the growth and development of global creative industry players including publishers, broadcasters and movie buyers as well as television programmes," he said in a statement here.

Gobind said the efforts of the Communications and Multimedia Ministry to make Malaysia a centre for creative content and filming destination could be seen through the promotion of Film in Malaysia Incentive (FIMI).

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