FLY Entertainment's head honcho reveals the agency's future plans as her company celebrates 13 years in the business
Text & Photos: Shah Salimat
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Artistes from talent agency FLY Entertainment celebrated the agency's 13th birthday in a bash held at Zouk yesterday with much aplomb. Head honchos Irene Ang and Beatrice Chia-Richmond reflected on the agency's success and future direction in a press conference before the FLY All Access Party.
"It is still my dream to represent Chow Yun Fat (but I hope) one of my actors or actresses will become the Chow Yun Fat of Asia," said Irene during the conference. She jokingly said how she would pass by his Singaporean wife's house and hope to pass her business card to his wife. When asked which FLY artiste would match up to Chow Yun Fat, Irene said, "Adrian Pang has just that 'thing' to make it."
Amongst FLY's new offerings for the next year include reality television show Hot Guards to find the best lifeguard, new movie Sinema Paradiso as well as signing more artistes from Japan, China and America to their representation roster. Although she was tight-lipped on specifics, Beatrice revealed that K-Pop will continue to be a big part in next year's plans for FLY concert subsidiary Running Into The Sun (RITS).
"We have found our position in the mega-concert scene in Singapore... but we want to bring concert-making regionally. As long as the fans want to see it, we will bring it in," Beatrice said. Besides RITS reporting a turnover of more than $20 million, Beatrice mentioned that K-Pop group BIGBANG commented on how their RITS-organised Malaysia stop for their Alive Tour was the most memorable.