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Payments for Asia's Next Top Model 'to start this week'

MD of ice-TV says new investors found, project getting back on track

Published on Nov 7, 2012 6:00 AM
A contestant on Asia's Next Top Model. The production company was said to have fallen behind on payments. -- PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Everyone who worked on Asia's Next Top Model will soon be paid what they are owed, its executive producer told The Straits Times on Tuesday.

Mr David Searl said new investors have been found to replace the two large sponsors who cut back on their spending at the last minute "due to the European financial crisis".

The managing director of ice-TV offered the assurance a week after The Straits Times and other media reported that the show's production company had fallen behind on payments to the crew, its former public relations firm and at least one show judge.

"I've sent out an e-mail to all the freelancers today, saying payments start coming this week," he said. "We have new investors in the project, and are getting back on track."

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