Creativity and business combine in Medini’s Creative cluster, South East Asia’s modern destination for innovative artistic and technological endeavours.
The Creative cluster at Medini will be a hotbed of technology, innovation and creative business. The catalytic project of the sector is Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios, formed as a collaboration between Khazanah Nasional Berhad and the famous Pinewood Studios, the UK studio in which iconic movies such as James Bond, Aliens, Harry Potter and The Bourne Ultimatum were filmed.
When it is completed in 2013, Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios will be the only integrated solution production facility in the Asia Pacific region. Set over 80 acres of land, it will offer 100,000 sq. ft. of film stages, 24,000 sq. ft. of TV studios as well as offices, workshops, post production facilities and a fully serviced 10 acre back-lot. The ‘under-one-roof’ facilities have been designed to attract large scale international productions. It is projected that the studio will have created over 10,000 jobs by 2020.
Directly adjacent to Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios is Media @ Medini, a creative mixed-use development that will house businesses that support and add value to television and film production. Media @ Medini will be a 24-hour environment, serviced by a unique mix of retail, food and beverage outlets on its high street.
Supported by local and federal government incentives, companies operating in and around the arts, such as film and design studios, animation firms, internet and technology companies will have exceptional opportunities for growth and business development in the Creative cluster. The ultimate aim is for the area to develop into a hub similar to those in California, London and Wellington.