Software company Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) has signed a collaboration agreement with the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) to develop the country’s media and entertainment industry.
Autodesk will provide training and certification for its media and entertainment solutions at Brunei’s Creative Arts Facilities (CRAFT).
CRAFT, a BEDB initiative, was launched by Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Hj Ali Bin Apong, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Chairman of the BEDB.
“I hope to see the creation of more multimedia companies in Brunei involving local creative talents in regionally and even internationally acclaimed multimedia projects,” said Dato Paduka Hj Ali.
Since March 2012, CRAFT has been involved in several capacity development programs such as seminars and training workshops for students from Institutes of Higher Learning as well as local industry players. CRAFT aims to train at least 100 animators and multimedia developers in the next four years.
“It is a matter of great pride for us to collaborate with BEDB for development of the media and entertainment industry in Brunei,” said V. R. Srivatsan, Autodesk ASEAN managing director.
Autodesk made this announcement Wednesday, Jan. 16.
In the picture above (left to right): Autodesk’s Managing Director for ASEAN Region, V R Srivatsan and Deputy CEO Dr. Abdul Manaf Metussin of the Brunei Economic Development Board exchange a signed agreement to work together to develop the Brunei media and entertainment industry. Also seen is Mr. Daniel Leong, Senior Manager Innovation and New Initiatives of BEDB.