Magazine article Screen International

Coote, Tan Launch Dragonslate

Magazine article Screen International

Coote, Tan Launch Dragonslate

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Former Village Roadshow Pictures CEO Greg Coote and Malaysian producer Leon Tan have launched DragonSlate Media.

The entity is backed by strategic investment from the Malaysia Venture Capital Management (MAVCAP) and the plan is to create a Malaysia-based pipeline of film and TV properties.

Coote and Tan (pictured) aim to put at least two projects into production in 2014 and will announce the first pair shortly.

LA-based Coote most recently served as chairman and CEO of fox's former financing partner Dune Entertainment and was a founding president and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures.

Tan serves as CEO of animation and post-production company Tripod Entertainment and produced Malaysia's 3D animation War Of The Worlds: Goliath.

"Malaysia has dynamic and hungry filmmakers, award-winning expertise and talent, and a conducive environment to nurture a world-class film and TV production hub, backed by both public and private sectors," said Coote. …

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