Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Film in Malaysia Incentive Tapped for Borneo’s Secret Kingdom


Australian producer WildBear Entertainment has wrapped its landmark 4K series Borneo’s Secret Kingdom, which was supported by the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) and made use of the Film in Malaysia Incentive (FIMI).

WildBear partnered with Scubazoo, a Malaysian production company based in Kota Kinabalu, for the project.

The factual specialist spent more than 18 months in Sabah using both local and international crew members.

Borneo’s Secret Kingdom is a three-hour, blue-chip natural-history series.

It has been produced for National Geographic WILD and will be distributed by ZDF Enterprises.

Bettina Dalton, executive producer/principal at Wildbear Entertainment, commented: “Malaysia is a country rich in wildlife, culture and stories and we are thrilled to be able to promote its breadth in our new series.

This is our second production with FINAS, but the first accessing the FIMI rebate, and it has been a great partnership for us.

Any producer will tell you that tax breaks and incentives are appealing, but the help we got on the ground in Sabah through Scubazoo, and the ongoing support from FINAS, made the creation of this extraordinary series a truly remarkable and rewarding experience.”

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