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Entertainment Malaysia’s FINAS Replaces Top Executives

14:26  25 may  2020
14:26  25 may  2020 Source:   variety.com

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He replaces actor and businessman Hans Isaac, who is standing down. Well-known film writer, producer and businessman Norman Abdul Halim has been appointed Zakaria Abdul Hamid has been appointed as chairman of Malaysia ’ s National Film Development Corporation of Malaysia ( FINAS ).

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Zakaria Abdul Hamid has been appointed as chairman of Malaysia’s National Film Development Corporation of Malaysia (FINAS). He replaces actor and businessman Hans Isaac, who is standing down. Well-known film writer, producer and businessman Norman Abdul Halim has been appointed as deputy chairman.

Both appointments were announced over the weekend by Malaysia’s Ministry of Communications and Multimedia. They have immediate effect, and terms run for two years.

Isaac had been appointed in April last year and served only 13 months of his two-year term. He and actor-director-screenwriter Ahmad Idham Ahmad Nazri (“Pencuri Hati Mr. Cinderella”), appointed as chief executive in March 2019, were touted as a pair of safe hands. Their role was to steady the organization, which had been rocked in 2018 by allegations of embezzlement.

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Malaysia ' s communications ministry completes cleaning of house at FINAS with appointment of Hans Isaac as chairman. Despite multiple support measures, and an ongoing cinema building boom, Malaysia wrestles with weak market share for its locally-made films.

He replaces Samsuni Mohd Nor who served as FINAS ’ s acting chairman for the past four months. Isaac’ s appointment was announced on Wednesday by Gobind Actor, film producer and director Hans Isaac has been appointed as chairman of the National Film Development Corp Malaysia ( FINAS ).

Instead, Isaac proved to be a controversial choice. Six industry bodies in December accused him of causing Ahmad Nadzri, to end his contract a year early.

Zakaria Abdul Hamid is a well-known U.S-educated businessman and politician. He was expelled by the People’s Justice Party (PKR) over corruption allegations relating to last year’s party elections. He denies the allegations.

Norman bin Abdul Halim is founder of KRU Studios, which has activities stretching from production through studios, to special effects. It has credits including “Vikingdom,” animated feature “Ribbit” and “Cicak-Man 3.”

At the same time as announcing the FINAS appointments, communications minister Saifuddin Abdullah said that a task force is being set up to get the creative industries moving again. It has been badly hit by the country’s anti-coronavirus lockdown, known locally as a Movement Control Order.

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The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Malay: Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional), abbreviated FINAS , is the central government agency for the film industry of Malaysia . FINAS is similar to the Motion Picture Association of America in the United States.

“Last week, we gave approval to start the filming of documentaries and advertisements after (Muslim holidays, also known as Eid) Hari Raya for big players who could afford to restart soon,” the minister said. “But for small players who did not have income for two to three months, restarting would need a bit of assistance and the aid was among our proposal to the government. We hope to have some good news for art practitioners.”

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