MyCreative Venture - on the beginnings of film industry in Malaysia
Malaysian cinema began in 1933 with Leila Majnun, based on a classical Persian story of two ill-fated lovers. Directed by B.S. Rajhans and produced by the Singapore-based Motilal Chemical Company of Bombay, the cast was derived from a local opera group.
Observing the success of this project, two brothers, Run Run and Run Me Shaw, were prompted in 1937 to import some equipment from Shanghai and start the production of Malay films from their small studio at Ampas Road in Singapore.
However, they only managed to produce five or six movies prior to the Japanese invasion in 1941.
This story is sourced from MyCreative Venture Facebook site.
Who is My Creative Venture?
MyCreative Ventures Sdn Bhd.
We are a Malaysian government investment arm to spur our creative industry. Visit our website www.mycreative.com.my and see how we can help you financially for your creative business!
At MyCreative, we aim to:
1. boost the attractiveness of local creative industry via job creation
2. increase gross income from local creative industry to significantly contribute to national Gross Domestic Product, and
3. elevate the status of the local creative industry via public awareness and social acceptance.
MyCreative is a government investment arm to spur Malaysia’s creative industry via strategic and innovative funding in a form of equity or debt investments.
Aspired by Prime Minister of Malaysia Y.A.B Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak during the announcement of the RM200 million fund out of 2012 budget to be dedicated for this purpose, MyCreative was incorporated on 20 April 2012 under the Malaysian Companies Act, 1965 by the Minister of Finance Incorporated (‘MOF(Inc)’).
MyCreative invests via equities or loans from allocated funds in potential viable Malaysian creative businesses.