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Penampang: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Hj Aman said the Government is willing to provide special assistance to local artistes and film makers if it sees fit.
He hoped most of the local films would reflect the beauty and unity of the State to serve as an example to those who are bent on creating disharmony and chaos.
“The State Government welcomes productions such as these, which should be created so that it could show the conditions of the people in Sabah,” he said during the launching of the tele-movie Pangazou at the Monsopiad Cultural Village, Thursday.
“Base it on our talents, uniqueness, culture in the State.
Apart from that we could also show to everyone the best of our environment and the beauty of nature.”
He said the Government would encourage such effort and help ensure local talents will also achieve success and urged them to collaborate with film production companies and TV stations.
“I hope more local creations will be produced into films or series to promote the variety of potentials and prospects of Sabah which needs more promotion,” he said.
Musa, meanwhile also invited producers and artistes in Malaysia to help develop Sabah’s film industry.
Earlier, Musa commended the launching of the tele-movie Pangazou, a 13-episode series adaptation of former Deputy Chief Minister, Tan Sri Herman Luping’s book of the same title.
The movie, which is set for filming next week, is a collaboration between WebTV and Manjafilms Sdn Bhd in association with Pangazou Films Production.
Pangazou is set to be the biggest television production in Sabah’s history.
He said the tele-movie would provide the space and opportunity for local film makers to highlight the local potentials and talents.
“For Sabah artistes, I hope they use this chance to gain more experience, exchange opinions and ideas, especially for their own success and the expansion of the local film industry,” he said.
He also commended the strength of the production combination of Luping, for being a cultural figure and producer of the Pangazou series and Dr Anwardi Jamil for his vast experience in the Malaysian film industry.
Among present were Deputy State Speaker Datuk Johnny Mositun, Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun, Datuk Jamil Sulong, Datuk Rosnani Jamil and others.
Source : Daily Express