Executive chairman, mm2 Asia
Melvin Ang, the head of rising production house mm2 Asia, is also a film financier who has produced a number of local hit movies
Melvin Ang is the founder and executive chairman of mm2 Asia, a media, entertainment and content company with offices in Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and the United States. Led by Ang, the firm produces content for movies, telemovies, commercial short films, and TV and web series, and also organises concerts and manages artists.
Ang, who started his career as a sales and operations manager in 1984, made his first foray into the media industry as vice-president for business development at the then Television Corporation of Singapore in 1997. The Macquarie University, Australia graduate also worked at SPH MediaWorks as chief operating officer of its media business division, and later on as managing director of Mediacorp Studios.
Founded in 2009, mm2 has produced a number of local hit movies, such as Singaporean director Jack Neo’s 2009 comedy Love Matters, Gilbert Chan’s 2011 horror flick 23:59, 2012 coming-of-age film Ah Boys To Men and the 2013 comedy-musical That Girl in Pinafore. It owns majority stakes in local post-production company Vividthree, and event-production and concert-promotion firm UnUsUaL Limited. In 2017, mm2 was listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange Mainboard.
The company also recently managed cinemas under the Cathay brand, but entered into an agreement with investment firm Kingsmead Properties in the third quarter of 2021 to sell the business for SG$84.8 million.
Did You Know?
Jack Neo’s Ah Boys to Men, a 2012 drama-comedy centred on military service in Singapore, spawned a series of sequels and was Netflix’s most popular local title of 2020 in the Republic.