United Media Asia strikes first-look deal with Kompas Gramedia conglomerate

Screen | 11/14/2019 | Staff
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Fledgling Singapore and Indonesia-based finance, production and distribution company United Media Asia (UMA) has announced an exclusive first-look deal with Southeast Asian media conglomerate, Kompas Gramedia.

The partnership provides UMA with access to Kompas Gramedia’s network, which includes 150 brands of print, online and broadcast media, 115 retail stores, 18 regional newspapers, and seven publishing houses that is said to represent a combined library of more than 100,000 works of IP with a reach of 150m people.

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The deal comes as UMA, backed by private Indonesian investors who have put money into an investment fund for the company, embarks on its first phase of production focused on Southeast Asian local-language content.

The 2020 slate includes The Villa, a horror film starring Osric Chau that explores Indonesia’s colonial past. Garin Nugroho (pictured), who directed Indonesia’s international feature film Oscar submission Memories Of My Body, serves as executive producer....
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