Since 2016, ACE Pictures Entertainment is a digital media and film production investment company, focused on providing financing solutions to diverse film projects around the world.
ACE Pictures Entertainment is a registered producer and film distributor with the National Film Development Corporation of Malaysia (FINAS) and its core members are affiliated with Professional Film Workers Association of Malaysia (PROFIMA).
ACE Pictures Entertainment LLC, based in LA, California, was establish alongside ACE Pictures Entertainment Sdn Bhd in 2017. They are currently represented by Malcolm McNeil of Arent Fox as the corporate legal counsel and Shelley Surpin of Surpin, Mayersohn & Coghill as their projects legal counsel.
ACE Pictures Entertainment is committed to building mutually-rewarding partnerships with film production and digital media companies, independent producers, distributors and creative talents. Whether it is through financing, developing or producing, ACE Pictures Entertainment has a goal of pursuing unique film projects, which have a potential to succeed on the global stage. Also, a vital part of our strategy is to discover emerging filmmakers, through partnerships with different non-profit organizations.
Johnny is a highly accomplished individual with an impressive track record of success across diverse industries. As a Director at ACE since 2017, he has been instrumental in strategic planning and business development, driving exponential growth and profitability for the organisation. Leading cross-functional teams, Johnny excels in executing business development plans, forging strategic partnerships, and managing key accounts to enhance market share. With exceptional communication skills, he delivers impactful presentations to C-level executives and potential investors, influencing the organisation’s overall direction and success through well-informed decision-making. Diligently monitoring key performance indicators, he ensures targets are met and compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and ethical practices is maintained.
In his prior role as Managing Director in the chemical and electronic industry from 2013 to 2017, Johnny demonstrated visionary leadership and strategic direction, navigating the company through expansion in a competitive market. His oversight extended to various business operations, including research and development, manufacturing, sales, marketing, and supply chain management. Through adept alignment with industry trends and customer demands, Johnny’s strategic plans and optimization efforts led to significant revenue growth of 30% within the first year, coupled with a 20% reduction in production costs, contributing to increased profitability.
During his tenure as a General Manager in the automotive and electronic industries from 1997 to 2013, Johnny skillfully managed daily operations, optimizing production processes, and expanding market reach. Notable achievements include the successful implementation of lean manufacturing principles, leading to reduced production lead times by 15% and manufacturing costs by 30%. By optimizing the supply chain and enhancing inventory management, he achieved an impressive 20% reduction in overall operating costs.
Overall, Johnny’s exceptional leadership, business acumen, and dedication have contributed significantly to the success and growth of the companies he has served. His expertise spans diverse industries, showcasing a dynamic and accomplished professional capable of driving impactful change and achieving remarkable results.
Chief Executive Officer
In 2024, James takes on the mantle of Chief Executive Officer at ACE Pictures Entertainment, steering the company with a focus on formulating cutting-edge corporate strategies and business plans.
Armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from TARC, Malaysia, James initially honed his skills in the engineering sector as a Sales Director in Malaysia, amassing 15 years of invaluable experience. His career trajectory then led him to the role of Chief Executive Officer at a multinational stem cell medical-health biotech company in Singapore.
Upon his return to Malaysia, James immersed himself in corporate training and development programs for senior business executives in the marketing industry. Venturing into the entertainment arena, he founded and successfully operated his maiden movie production company, specializing in the Intellectual Property (IP) sector for an impressive seven years. During this period, James traversed nearly 76 countries for various movie productions.
His extensive professional journey spans diverse areas, including finance, corporate affairs, business events, and functions. James boasts expertise in strategy development, international marketing management, movie production operations, and investor relations. Beyond his role at ACE Pictures Entertainment, James serves as the proprietor of multiple private companies engaged in investment holding, hospitality, trading, and engineering services, showcasing his multifaceted entrepreneurial prowess.
Chief Operating Officer
Since embarking on his career journey in 2009 within the commercial sector, Desmond has not only demonstrated remarkable success but has also left an indelible mark in establishing multiple businesses. His entrepreneurial endeavors have centered around international trades, consumer goods, and sustainable living products, fostering robust working relationships with businesses in China and across the Asia Pacific region.
Upon joining the ACE Group in 2013, Desmond’s trajectory has been defined by an unwavering drive for success, constantly exploring new innovations and ideas. His proficiency in accomplishing diverse tasks assigned by management consistently exceeded expectations, propelling him swiftly up the organizational ranks, a testament to his adaptability to change.
In his current pivotal role at ACE Pictures Entertainment, Desmond takes charge of matters concerning investments and corporate resource strategy. His keen insights and recommendations are geared towards attracting and expanding the market segments served by the organization. Furthermore, he actively contributes to crafting business development plans, ensuring that ACE’s offerings remain not only relevant but also competitive in the ever-evolving business landscape.
We, on behalf of ACE Pictures Entertainment Sdn. Bhd. (“APESB”) hereby issue a notice to the public as follows:
We do not accept and will not entertain unsolicited submissions to our website of any kinds of scripts in any form whatsoever;
In the event that any of the projects funded by APESB contain similar contents to the scripts submitted to us without our consent and permission, APESB shall not be held liable for infringement of any intellectual property rights of the said unsolicited scripts; and
In relation to the foregoing, APESB shall reserve all rights.
14 January 2020
THE MANAGEMENT OF ACE PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT SDN. BHD.