Man Shu Sum named Raintree MD

Former Burnett Asia head replaces Daniel Yun

TOKYO -- Singapore film studio MediaCorp Raintree Pictures has appointed Man Shu Sum as its new managing director.

He replaces Daniel Yun, who quit the state-backed organization last month to set up his own film production label. The appointment, announced by MediaCorp group CEO Lucas Chow, is effective from December.

A veteran of the Singapore and Hong Kong film and TV industries, Man was recently head of Mark Burnett Productions Asia and before that was at Singapore's industry regulator the Media Development Authority.

Chow said he expects Man to expand MediaCorp's content business and international footprint as the group enters a new phase of development and strives to become Asia's top media company.