MICCAF spokesman N.S. Krisna said there were about 5,000 Indian creative content producers and artistes in the country and yet there was no platform to expose their talents.
“Moreover, there are about 300 mass communication and film undergraduates who, upon graduation, will have no platform to showcase their talents,” he said.
Krisna said currently the creative industry is contributing RM2 billion worth of income to the country and they should be given an appropriate platform to showcase their talent in line with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who recently proposed that the industry bring in RM5 billion.
“We can’t create or produce if we are not given a proper platform. We want to contribute to the RM5 billion income.
“Astro has been around for 17 years and there is not even one full-fledged local Indian channel. There are only seven Indian channels and all of them are from India. Only one hour is dedicated to local programmes,” he said, adding many local producers and artistes who have not been given a chance have opted to “sell” their talents overseas. Read more @ MalayMail