Monday, September 22, 2008

wREGA Members Night

wREGA or the Graphic Designers Association of Malaysia will be having a Members Night this coming Wednesday in KL.

An informal get-together over drinks and snacks and for members to find out more about wREGA's activities & exciting plans for 2008 & 2009. All existing members will receive their official 2008-09 members pack from the current wREGA President, Koh Lee Meng.

Date: 24 SEPT 2008 (WED)
Time: 7:00pm* - 10:00pm *updated

Non-members & guests are also most welcome - if you wish to join the official registered design association in Malaysia, wREGA, attend this event to find out more & introduce yourself to other designers/members.

note: wREGA = wakaf REka GrAfik

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

FREE Seminar
Independent Filmmaking: Creative Strategies and Multi-Market Thinking for Film

by: Michael Wiese,
(International Producer & Publisher)

25 Sept 2008 - THUR 10am - 5pm
26 Sept 2008 - FRI 10am - 1pm
Venue : Theater P.Ramlee, FINAS

A lively and informal seminar of 'must-know' information for professional filmmakers, writers, producers and covers the creative business and programming strategies necessary for creating success with your project and getting noticed in the overcrowded world arena.

Michael Wiese will share tips for raising financing, finding distributors and avoiding the traps found in standard distribution contracts. His specially designed PITCH SESSION, Wiese will help you find your unique voice and skills and turn your special gifts into a vocation. Participants at Michael's previous seminars have rated Michael's seminar 93% to 96% "at meeting or exceeding expectations". An engaging and challenging event is anticipated for the Kuala Lumpur creative and business community.

The seminar, will be tailored to attendees needs and may cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Case Study of "Bali Brothers"
  • Develop a Successful script
  • Give Investors What They Want
  • Get Financing from Investors, Distributors and others
  • Add Promotable Elements to Your Package
  • Prepare a Business Plan
  • Prepare Income Projections
  • Spin Plates Among Stars, Investors, Distributors and Sponsors
  • Assemble a Winning Team
  • Obtain Marketing which is More Important than Dollars
  • Cover Yourself Legally
  • Put Together Financial Projections
  • Identify Hidden Sources of Money In Your Project
  • Find Producing Partners
  • Target Distributors
  • Develop Your Own Pitch that Sells
  • Identify Your Own Unique Skills
  • Choose The Right Digital Tools
  • Get Into Production
Michael Wiese is an America filmmaker, author, seminar leader, and publisher who lives in England. He was formerly Vice President at Vestron, at one time America's largest independent studio, where he oversaw the production and distribution of over 200 videos in all genres grossing over $100 million. He was also responsible for launching video lines for National Geographic, Smithsonian, NOVA and PBS. Currently he oversees Michael Wiese Productions which publishes over 100 professional film and video books that are used in the major motion picture studios and in 600+ film schools throughout the world. He had presented filmmaking seminars for Kodak (Cannes Film Festival), The Independent Feature Project, The American Film Institute (15 yrs) and Rockport's International Film and Television Workshops. He is currently is preparing to direct a feature film based on his 1995 novel in Bali. interview1, interview2.

REGISTER here to get your free DVD, CDROM and course material.

Monday, September 8, 2008

JayLim's Ms.Hua Dances with Flowers to Nanyang via Penang

What's up in Penang's design scene?
An upcoming exhibition
by JayLim who will reveal his first signature style & character design, "Miss Hua" – the fictional character of a young woman based on the Shanghai 50’s era.

is part of a cross-cultural project with a group of talented artist/designers from Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan, namely Nakanari, Josef Lee, Muid Latif, Urban-Cr3atures and Fusionwave.

“There is a huge following in western culture and modern living, and this situation will have an effect on the identity of a country, or a person. Even the cultural heritage that we see still standing along Petaling Street and Jalan Mesui, for example, is an integral link between the past and the future that continuously shape our perspective and understanding of the present world". - JL.

The exhibition will have designers sharing stories and their experiences in the ever-demanding creative industry through keynote speakers Lim Chun-Woei (Han Chiang College), Muid Latif (CD/founder of DMP), Luk Chee Chew (Fusionwave) & JayLim. The exhibition will feature a variety of styles and perspectives through poster designs.

Exhibition & Talks
"A Journey to Nanyang – Dance with the Flowers"
19 & 20 Sept 2008 11am – 5pm
Han Chiang College, Lim Lean Teng Road, Georgetown, Penang.

note: the above article content is adapted from JayLim's event blog.