Monday, July 28, 2008


Congkak director Ahmad Idham (top celebrity golfer for that day) and
actor-dancer-producer Riezman doing stretches before the match start.
Yesterday (Sunday) morning, I took part in a mini golf tournament organised by Tayangan Unggul boss and Film Producers AssociationVP Dato' Tengku Annuar Musaddad. It was a small do, about ten industry players and ten representatives of the Censor Board led by their Chairman Dato' Hussein Shafie.
By the end of the day, the men with the scissors steamrolled the guys from the film industry. At the end of the day, the bottom half were packed with 'celebrities' (including yours truly).
Nevertheless, it was actually a great golf outing at the Palm Garden golf course in Putrajaya. Events like this allow players in the film industry to meet and exchange ideas and thoughts with the guys from the Home Affairs ministry, so it is much welcomed.
To put icing on the cake, everyone received a goodie bag (with souveniers from Tayangan Unggul pics) and a cute mini-Boston bag. Prizes and gifts were handed to all by the very amicable Ms. Gayathri, Tayangan Unggul's producer. So, thank you Tengku Annuar. Let's hope we can have more such sporting events with other parties (how about the cinema owners?).
(Our film industry is a little confused because we work under five ministries - for TV we work under the auspicious of the Information Ministry, for film we are put under the Ministry of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage, for censorship we have to kowtow to the LPF people under the Home Affairs Ministry, for animation and other content we report to the MCMC folks under the Ministry of Science and Technology, and when we sell our DVDs we are under the Local Industry Minister.)

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