From right to left: Datuk Yusof Haslam, Deputy Chairman of FINAS; Dato’ Jailani Johari, Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia; Dato’ Kamil Othman, Director General of FINAS; and Nik Kamaruzaman Nik Husin, Secretary of Content Development Division, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia.
The first Multimedia Content Industry Dialogue session this year, held at the FINAS Sound Stage Studio today aimed to resolve the creative industry’s issues and comments, as well as listen to suggestions and proposals by the industry players.
The dialogue was chaired by Dato’ Jailani Johari, Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia and was joined by Dato’ Kamil Othman, Director General of FINAS; Datuk Yusof Haslam, Deputy Chairman of FINAS; and Nik Kamaruzaman Nik Husin, Secretary of Content Development Division, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia.
Among the topics that were discussed in the dialogue were recognising the industry players’ contribution to the creative industry; exporting more local films; fees in the creative content industry; and other issues raised by the associations and industry players.
In terms of the growth in the content industry, Dato’ Jailani mentioned: “I can see that our (content) industry is developing. For instance, the Creative Content Industry Guild (CCIG) has awarded the Creative Content Industry Recognition Framework (CCIRF) Certificate to more than 200 individuals recently, for their work in the area of creative multimedia.”
“Moreover, the ‘glokal’ concept can be implemented to improve the local creative content industry, as it is essential to put Malaysia on the map. Most importantly, the industry players need to produce high quality contents that will allow us to be competitive towards the ASEAN level, if not global,” he added.
The session was also attended by presidents or senior officials from various agencies such as Artistes Association Malaysia (SENIMAN), Post-Production, Creative Content Association Malaysia (CCAM), Animation & Creative Content Association Malaysia (POSTAM), Film Directors' Association Of Malaysia (FDAM), Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), Film Censorship Board (LPF), Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), and many more.