Group Managing Director, Rhizophora Ventures Sdn Bhd
Michael Lake has over 45 years experience within the international film and television industry.
In July 2014, he was appointed as Group Managing Director of Rhizophora Ventures Sdn. Bhd., the holding company for Khazanah Nasional Berhad’s investments in content and media.
His previous roles include President, Warner Roadshow Studios, Managing Director Village Roadshow Pictures, Executive Vice President Village Roadshow Pictures Entertainment, President WWE Films and CEO of Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios.
"There's always enough smart money -- producers just need to learn to be more lean and scaleable, and not expect financiers to take up heavy-lifting on their overheads," says Aurora Media Holdings' Group Managing Partner and Head of Investments. Agree? Disagree? Both of the above? A discussion on the state of original production funding and financing in Asia in 2017, including a look at the money supply and where it's going and, if there's not enough, why and what can be done about it; whether (or not) streaming platforms are the next great hope for producers in Asia; finding new money and resources and raising awareness for diversity and a broader range of stories; and ideas sharing on how the industry could be thinking about funding more originals.