“About RM1.9 billion will be spent in the local economy, including for local wages,” he said.
“To support the first phase of PIMS’ development, a total of 1,500 talents are required by the end of this year,” said Lake.
“The first seven Train the Trainers’ course under the development programme will start in March and are designed as intensive eight- to 12-week courses to provide skills and knowledge needed by Malaysian film industry professionals, trainers and workers to seamlessly integrate with large-scale international film production companies,” noted Ismail.
This scheme hopes to attract 1,300 people by end-2013. Courses to be handled by industry experts will include production accounting, grip and electrical department, set construction and wardrobe management.