Fox, mm2 in Chinese TV-movie copro pact

Fox International Channels has partnered with Singapore-based movie producer mm2 Entertainment to coproduce feature films.

FIC’s flagship Chinese movies channel, SCM, will broadcast four Singaporean movies that are due to release this year and next exclusively on pay TV in various territories.

The films are Jack Neo’s Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen, Long Long Time Ago, Royston Tan’s 3688 and Randy Ang-directed 1965.

“FIC’s involvement is a major milestone not only for mm2’s filmmaking history, but also for Singapore’s film industry,” said Melvin Ang, CEO of mm2 Asia, the parent of mm2 Entertainment. “We have no doubt FIC’s extensive network and resources will bring Singaporean produced films to greater heights. We hope to see more and closer collaborative initiatives with FIC in the future.”

“Asia will soon be one of the biggest movie markets in the world and FIC is committed to playing a dominant role in this growth,” added Cora Yim, FIC’s senior VP of Chinese entertainment and territory head of Hong Kong.

“mm2 Asia has a strong slate of local films and we see collaborations with such regional companies to be an important part of our future strategy. We believe Singaporean produced films have the potential to reach audiences beyond its shores.”

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