Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Playground Productions

Playground Productions is an entertainment content provider and a talent management company. Incorporated in October 2009, the company was founded by three theatre practitioners, Shahredza Minhat (Pisau Cukur), Megat Sharizal and Tuan Faisal Azmy. They have been working together in the entertainment (film/TV/stage) scene for more than ten years and have had notable achievements even before the incorporation of the company.

The core focus of the company is to provide corporations and individuals with customized entertainment that is catered for dedicated events. Other focuses include TV/film productions, script writing for TV/film/ stage, talent development and also viral videos as a marketing tool. Playground also has interest in working with schools to promote drama as a tool to teach English as a second language.

Playground’s vision is to be the preferred entertainment solution company in the region. The mission is to champion creativity by producing excellent works through continuous improvement across all media. Also, Playground aims to unite the community through performing arts activities. Propelled by both its vision and mission, we create more opportunities for people in the arts and ultimately improve the entertainment industry, regardless of its platform (stage/TV/film). Therefore, by engaging Playground Productions, companies will also be playing their Corporate Social Responsibility role in supporting the arts.

The Playground family consists of Playground Workshop, which concentrates on organizing workshops as an avenue for artists to improve their craft, and Playground Contents, which focuses on providing scripts for television series, films, and theatre productions.

Playground has grown since its inception with the introduction of Projek Disko Baldi, a comedy group that aims to entertain through random and zany sketches and original songs. Projek Disko Baldi entertained audiences during the PJ Laughfest, at the launching of a Pfizer product and also done video marketing for the RunFool Community Marathon. PDB is Shamaine Othman, Iedil Putra, Farah Rani & Ashraf Zain.

The latest addition to the company is a group of talented young improvisers called Artificially Intelligent: Improvholics Anonymous (AI:IA). The troupe was originally formed in late 2007 to create diversity and to share with Malaysian audiences the sheer joy of making things up on stage.  Among other performances, AI:IA entertained audiences at their feature show in July 2011 and at the International Collision Arts Festival 2011. AI:IA is Amelia Chen, Abdul Qahar, Maliq Taufik, Jit Yang, Shamaine Othman, Iedil Putra, Farah Rani & Ashraf Zain.

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