Johor aims to be Asia’s biggest film hub by 2013

Johor aims to become Asia’s finest film industry hub through the Pinewood Studios Iskandar Malaysia (PSIM) which is set to open its doors in 2013, expected to house the largest film making studio in Asia.

PSIM Chief Executive Officer Mike Lake, said the film studio, on a 32.37 hectare site in Nusajaya ( Iskandar Malaysia ), would offer state-of-the-art facilities for film production and related activities.

“It will become a one-stop-centre, providing filmmakers with world class facilities,” Lake said at a talk held in conjunction with Johor Career, Business and Skills Carnival 2011 at Persada Johor recently.

Lake also pointed out that building the infrastructure alone would not be sufficient, and PSIM will need to train talents to fit the various cinematic, organisational and technical roles within the studio.

The PSIM project which is expected to start in August this year, is expected to create 8,000 jobs for locals.

PSIM is a RM 400 million investment and joint venture project between Khazanah Nasional Berhad and UK-based Pinewood Shepperton.