Man leaves MDA to join Burnett


SINGAPORE -- Man Shu Sum, director of the Singapore Film Commission and director of strategic relations at the Media Development Authority of Singapore, will leave May 14 to join Mark Burnett Prods. Asia as its CEO.

Man had been instrumental in helping raise the international profile of Singapore's local media and film companies. He worked as part of MDA's overall efforts to grow the media industry, leading teams of local producers to such international markets as MIPTV, MIPCOM and the Shanghai Film Market.

"The Singapore media industry is moving in the right direction and becoming internationally recognized, and will be able to capitalize on the rising global demand for Asian content," Man said. "It is with this assurance that I have decided to move on to another media company that will be in the business of creating Asian content for the international market."

The MDA said that Man has agreed to stay on as a board member of the Singapore Film Commission.