View Poll Results: Is there a film industry in Singapore

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  • Yes of course! We have Raintree Pictures and even Lucas is setting up a company here!

    3 11.54%
  • Yes, but very small and slow industry.

    16 61.54%
  • No. There is no film industry here.

    6 23.08%
  • No, but the industry looks positive in the future.

    1 3.85%
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Thread: Is there a film industry in Singapore?

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    Default Is there a film industry in Singapore?

    Hey folks!
    Trapped in the office, so decided to create a public poll that I wanted to do something ago...

    Have a good week ahead, people!

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    I'm not very sure abt the media industry, but it seems like the movie industry here are dominated by big names like Jack Neo, Eric Khoo, Raintree Productions, Mediacorp.

    I believe LucasArts division in Singapore is mainly to the research and technology side (like animation rendering, drawing and stuff like dat), not to the true blue movie-making thing, actors and all.

    It seems that if a homebrew movie doesn't 'go through' the usual big names, it's almost doomed to fail or have a very small following with a very small review column.

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    I thought there was in the 90's, but now seems like only Jack Neo is making local movies.

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    well, it depends on how you actually define "industry" lor.

    industry as in for example, Hollywood .. where there are professional guilds and strict guidelines protecting the jobs of professional actors and crew, or industry as in people occasionally coming up with a film or two every 2 years..hiring a crew of people who are mostly freelancing.

    I would say Singapore belongs to the 2nd category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mich_2103
    Hey folks!
    Trapped in the office, so decided to create a public poll that I wanted to do something ago...

    Have a good week ahead, people!

    Regards,
    -Michelle-
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    I believe LucasArts division in Singapore is mainly to the research and technology side (like animation rendering, drawing and stuff like dat), not to the true blue movie-making thing, actors and all.
    Yes you are rite, LucasArt will do animation rendering here in singapore... I don't think we will hab enough people for them to use... They want 300 pro here and SG only got less then the number who are really pro and dun think they will waste the time n money on training people here so good luck to those who are learning now
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    Jack Neo

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    Dun think Singapore film industry will bloom with only Jack Neo. We need more
    Jack Neos !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookiez
    Dun think Singapore film industry will bloom with only Jack Neo. We need more
    Jack Neos !!
    other than talented directors, actors and crews....

    we need a large supportive audience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venom81
    Are you in Mass Com?
    Nope...

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    I thought the Lucasarts studio here will be focusing on animation for games..

    I can't really say there's an industry, though the interest in films is high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xieyuqi
    other than talented directors, actors and crews....

    we need a large supportive audience.
    i think we have a large audience for Jack Neo only. Look at Jack Neo's movies.
    But for other local movies......

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