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Asian Pitch makes its picks

Singapore-based media company MediaCorp and Japanese public broadcaster NHK have selected four projects to commission after the fourth edition of its regional pitching event The Asian Pitch. Roughly 100 proposals were submitted between January and April 2010 from countries including Cambodia, China, Indonesia and Malaysia. The selected directors and projects for this year's Asian Pitch are Raja Shabir Khan and Angels of Troubled Paradise from India, Pitchapuk Malone and Street Teachers from Thailand, Liu Shuo and The Rest of My Life is for Sale from China and Vikram Mishra and Living for the Dead from India. The winning filmmakers receive full funding for their documentary projects. The Asian Pitch was started to create new HD documentaries and find new talent in Asia.
August 4, 2010

Singapore-based media company MediaCorp and Japanese public broadcaster NHK have selected four projects to commission after the fourth edition of its regional pitching event The Asian Pitch. Roughly 100 proposals were submitted between January and April 2010 from countries including Cambodia, China, Indonesia and Malaysia. The selected directors and projects for this year’s Asian Pitch are Raja Shabir Khan and Angels of Troubled Paradise from India, Pitchapuk Malone and Street Teachers from Thailand, Liu Shuo and The Rest of My Life is for Sale from China and Vikram Mishra and Living for the Dead from India. The winning filmmakers receive full funding for their documentary projects. The Asian Pitch was started to create new HD documentaries and find new talent in Asia.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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