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Johor's Pinewood Studios up and running

South-east Asia's biggest integrated studio facility now filming Netflix series Marco Polo

Published on Jun 16, 2014 3:48 PM

South-east Asia's largest integrated studio facility is open for business in Johor and it has already attracted a multi-million-dollar television production from American Internet-streaming service provider Netflix.

Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios held its official opening last Saturday. Sitting on 20ha of land, the massive film soundstages are 100,000 sq ft in total, while its television studios and other production facilities take up another 24,000 sq ft.

For water filming, the site has indoor and outdoor tanks, among South-east Asia's largest.

Officially completed in December last year, most of its facilities have been taken up with the production of the television series Marco Polo. It is produced by the American production house The Weinstein Company, known for reality shows such as Project Runway and feature films Django Unchained (2012) and the award- winning Silver Linings Playbook (2012).

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