Exclusive: The stars add glitz to Starhub and Metrowealth Pictures (MIG)’s new partnership!

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There is a new partnership in town! Recently, StarHub and renowned Malaysian production house, Metrowealth Pictures (MIG) has inked a deal to screen movies produced by MIG on StarHub TV. Sungguh.com, Singapore’s Malay Entertainment Portal was honoured to be a part of the signing of the MOU between the CEO of MIG, Mr David Teo and the StarHub Vice President, Content Services, that was held at StarHub Green.

However, with the amazing stable of acting powerhouses behind Metrowealth Pictures, it makes perfect sense to add that extra glamour to the event! The fantastic star power of Malaysian stars Shaheizy Sam, Pierre Andre, Diana Amir, Yana Samsudin and their new talent, Lynda Roslan helped give the day an added dose of hot hip cool and happening!

Most of the artistes were all worn out as some of them just ended shoot on the morning itself, just like Shaheizy Sam where he ended shoot at 6am and he was here in Singapore at 3pm for the event! Kudos to all of them for bringing themselves here in Singapore despite their busy schedules! Tentu penat, tapi memang komitmen betul!

Sungguh.com had a short chat with all of actors to know how they feel about the collaboration between MIG and StarHub, and would they like to collaborate with our homegrown talents.

How do you feel about the partnership between Metrowealth and StarHub?

Yana Samsudin: Ini adalah satu perkembangan yang sangat bagus di mana kalau penonton – penonton di Singapura yang ke Malaysia untuk mendapatkan filem – filem kami, tidak ramai population dia tapi sekarang mereka boleh menonton di rumah.

Pierre Andre: Satu kolaborasi yang sangat baik.  Kalau kita lihat kepada skop yang lebih besar, its about Malaysia and Singapura. Satu perhubungan yang dah lama terjalin, sekarang ini kita nak satukan balik melalui filem. Saya percaya melalui filem kita dapat cinta dari situ. Saya boleh share apa saya buat di Malaysia dengan rakan – rakan dan saudara mara di Singapura. Bila saya dapat tahu mereka katakan yang filem – filem daripada Metrowealth akan ditayangkan di StarHub, i cakap “That’s great. Kenapa kita kena tangguh, kita buatlah secepat mungkin.”

Shaheizy Sam: Sam rasa happy untuk peminat – peminat Sam di Singapura kerana mereka tidak perlu bersusah payah untuk ke Johor untuk menonton filem – filem Sam, mereka boleh tengok di rumah sahaja.

Are there plans for collaborations between you and Singaporean artistes in future?

Yana Samsudin: Masa kecil, saya tinggal di Johor dan kerap menonton televisyen Singapura, dulu saya kenal pengacara – pengacara dalam TV, seperti Asia Bagus dan Phua Chu Kang. Kalau filem – filem saya ditayangkan di Singapura, mungkin ramai produser – produser di Singapura dapat tengok bakat Yana, jadi teringin sangat kalau dapat berkolaborasi bersama pelakon – pelakon Singapura.

Pierre Andre: Kebanyakan pelakon Singapura sudah ada di Malaysia, mereka mengembangkan sayap mereka di Malaysia, seperti Aaron, yang baru – baru ini dia menang artis paling popular, kita ada Ady Putra tapi saya berminat untuk bekerjasama dengan selebriti Singapura di sini yang bukan yang merantau ke Malaysia. Saya ingin bekerjasama dengan Hady Mirza, walaupun dia lebih kepada nyanyian. Saya ingin membuat filem atau drama yang diterbitkan di Singapura dan ditayangkan di Singapura. Really look forward in the future. Mungkin kita boleh combine Singapore dan Malaysia.

The artistes were here for 3-days last weekend, for the launch as well as a holiday! They even visited our very own Universal Studios! Sungguh.com also heard from the fans that quite a number of them went down to USS to see them as well! We hope that they did have fun during their stay here in Singapore!

And for a start, StarHub will be offering three movies – Hantu Dalam Botol Kicap, Adnan Sempit 2 and 7 Petala Cinta at a promotional rate of $14.99 (including GST). The latest movie release, 3 Temu Janji will also be available on VOD at $10.70 (including GST).

For those StarHub Malay viewers out there, what are you waiting for? Do get the latest movies from MIG on your StarHub setup box now! And for those non-StarHub subscribers, are you now thinking of getting your own setup box? Do get it to enjoy the latest Malay movies and also the chance to meet your favourite artistes!

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