Pinewood Studios Group and Iskandar Malaysia Studios (IMS) have officially ended their 10-year partnership by mutual agreement.
Both studios have issued a statement to confirm the news. “Effective of 11th July 2019, Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios will be known as Iskandar Malaysia Studios (IMS).”
“Pinewood Group’s collaboration with IMS comes to a close by mutual agreement, following a 10-year partnership where Pinewood provided consultancy, brand and marketing services.”
“With the initial objectives of the collaboration achieved – including the development of the Studios in Malaysia – both parties will now focus on the next phase of their respective businesses,” reads the statement.
The Malaysian complex was launched by Pinewood and the Malaysian government’s investment holding arm, Khazanah Nasional Berhad as a creative hub in Asia Pacific.
Productions shot at the studio include Netflix’s “Marco Polo”, Chinese action film “Lost in the Pacific”, Australian TV series “Hi-5”, Malaysia and Singapore-edition of “The Voice”, and “Asia’s Got Talent”.