March 31, 2015 - Website Content
Tarantella Lehren Networks Private Limited (TLN) is a joint venture of Tarantella Pictures a MSC status company in Malaysia and Lehren Networks, India.
TLN is formed to explore and extend the combined goodwill, experience and expertise of the two highly successful organizations to the digital entertainment opportunities available on YouTube Malaysia and the yet untapped potential in the South East Asia.
By virtue of the partnership, TLN will have complete access to Lehren Networks’ staggering content library of 2000 Indian Movies (Hindi, Tamil & other languages), 15000 hours of Bollywood archival, rare & exclusive content, 20000 hours of Bollywood, Hollywood and Indian Regional latest news, features and gossip videos, 1000 hours of Kids, Food, Comedy and Music content. The content mix on YouTube will also have a lot of local Malay content in the form of movies, shows, actors Vlogs, New talent grooming (singers, musicians, performers & kids). There will be a lot of focus on Alternative Content in the form Travelogues, How To, Beauty, Fashion, Gaming and so on.
INDIAN DIGITAL GIANT LEHREN NETWORK JOIN HANDS WITH TARANTELLA MALAYSIA TO VENTURE IN TO DIGITAL CONTENT IN ASEAN..
August 18, 2014 - Website Content
Two stunning songs from international sensation Yuna, beautiful visuals from director Sharad Sharan topped with a blockbuster starcast, are you ready for Lagenda Budak Setan III? Click below to read more on the final part of the Malaysia's highly anticipated love epic.
LAGENDA BUDAK SETAN III - KASYAH RELEASING SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
Sharad Sharan meets Jack Waltzer & Thierry-Bleu Picard
May 27, 2014 - Website Content
Sharad Sharan meets with Jack Waltzer, a lifetime member of the Actors Studio & his former student Thierry Blue-Picard. Jack has trained intensively for many years with America's foremost teachers and directors of the Stanislavsky System like Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, Bobby Lewis, Uta Hagen and Elia Kazan, among others. He has also coached veteran Hollywood professionals like Dustin Hoffman and Roman Polanski. Sharad was excited to meet such creative talents of the industry. He is very happy to have Jack's student, Thierry on board as an acting coach for his future projects. Thierry's motivation and capacity are to bring actors to reach their full potential. His methods teach actors to recreate moments as if it was real. "To reach this level of organic acting, actors need to have a strong level of technique" says Thierry. Through improvisations, repetition, sense memories, cold readings and song exercises, his method allow actors to reach their true artistic potential.
February 14, 2014 - Website Content
Performers of Malaysia's native martial arts, Silat, demonstrate their skills onstage the Carlton Pier to promote Tarantella's upcoming action flick, Kilat. Announced formally by Managing Director, Sharad Sharan at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival, the movie will be co-produced and distributed worldwide by Hollywood producers Medient Corp. The film is set to start production in October. View the Cannes photo gallery to see the fighters in action.
Tarantella Announces its Action Flick, 'KILAT,' At The 67TH Annual Cannes Film Festival
U.S. Based Medient Forms Pact With Malaysia's Tarantella
May 7, 2014 - Variety
HONG KONG – Medient, a Georgia, U.S.-based production company, has struck a deal with leading Malaysian producer Tarantella Pictures to create “a content and distribution pipeline.” The two will jointly develop, finance, produce and distribute content for the Chinese and other Far East Asian markets. Details of their first title will be announced in Cannes. The two appear intent on capitalizing on Tarantella’s connections in East Asia and India, and on making use of Medient’s Studioplex, a yet-to-be-completed movie and electronic game production facility on a 1,560-acre property in Effingham County, Georgia. Tarantella, which was originally founded in Indonesia in 1995, has produced films including “Lagenda Budak Setan” and 2011’s “Ombak Rindu,” (pictured) the third highest-grossing Malaysian film of all time. It has also produced some 38 TV series with a combined output of over 1,000 hours for Indonesian broadcasters.
Hollywood Producer Gary Levinsohn and Sharad Sharan form LS Media, LLC
February 14, 2014 - Website Content
Producer of blockbuster titles Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot, Twelve Monkeys and the recent Jack Reacher forms LS Media, LLC with Tarantella's Managing Director Sharad Sharan. The U.S. based company is slated to produce films and television shows globally, capturing worldwide markets. A project in development is a reality game show for the world market pertaining to sports. Furthermore LS Media has shown keen interest to develop a crime thriller for the Indian market that will then be re-made in Hollywood. Sharad mentions "It's a great honor to work with Mr. Levinsohn, a talented producer who shares a similar vision."
Pilot Cafe Finishes Production
May 8, 2013 - Website Content
Another best selling book, Pilot Cafe, from renowned novelist Ahadiat Akashah has been adapted into a film by Tarantella Pictures. The movie Pilot cafe just finished its production on May 8, 2013. The film is brought to you by the same team that created the phenomenal box office hit, Ombak Rindu. With director Osman Ali and popular actors Fahrin Ahmad, Izara and Neelofa, the movie is bound to stir some excitement. The film is said to be Malaysia's most expensive drama so far. Shot entirely on Arri Alexa, the visuals are looking stunning. The most gorgeous part of this film is the pilot cafe set that took more than three months to conceptualize and create. More news to come up about Pilot cafe, stay tuned with us daily for photos and updates!
A Prosperous Future
May 4, 2013 - Website Content
With a successful two years, Tarantella Pictures is motivated in creating larger local and experiment with international projects. With many scripts currently being developed, the company is branching out to new genres, especially action and thrillers. Tarantella's goal is to eventually reach out to a global audience primarily in the independent stream of hollywood and the commercial realm of Bollywood. Currently in talks with major production houses, the company is working towards releasing 6 films in the next two years. Tarantella is ready to challenge its known high quality production value to a whole new level.
Tarantella's Recipe for a Box Office Film
March 30, 2013 - Website Content
Company Directors Sharad and Renu Sharan gave a talk on March 30 during the Asian International Film Festival & Awards (AIFFA) on how to produce a box office film in Malaysia. Sharad and Renu gave a simple solution. There is no such thing as a magic formula, for them it has been a trial and error process. They have found that the Malaysian audience will be attracted by a good starcast, popular stories and releasing the film with less competition from foreign films. Their key point was to give every step of the film making procedure detailed attention. "From pre-production until post-production, the movie goes through three very unique processes, each are interdependent upon one another" says Sharad. If your team is not organized and does not have a vision to achieve a certain goal, it will go nowhere points out Renu Sharan. The duo received loud applauses. Moreover, the festival was very successful as it ended with Sharad signing a contract with the Sarawak Ministry to promote the wonderful region in Tarantella's upcoming films.
IN THE NEWS
PILOT CAFE TO OPEN ASEAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON 10TH APRIL 2015, AS THE OPENING FILM OF THE FESTIVAL
March 15, 2015 - Website Content
Osman Ali's highly anticipated novel adaptation Pilot Cafe is set to release in cinemas on the 30th of April. It will showcase the talents of heavyweight actors Fahrin Ahmad, Izara Aishah and Neelofa like you have never seen before. The team that brought Malaysia the blockbuster phenomena Ombak Rindu is ready to exhilarate the viewers with its high-pace drama, gorgeous visuals and dramatic cliff-hangers once again. Make sure to buy your tickets soon and be prepared to keep on the edge of your seat!
June 29, 2015 - Website Content
Taylor has many projects in active development - his credits include, "A Handful Of Dust" for New Line with Kristin Scott Thomas, Alec Guinness, Judi Dench & Anjelica Huston, "Happy Valley" with Denholm Elliott - "Death Of A Son" with Lynn Redgrave - "Jekyll" with James Nesbitt all for the BBC. "Where Angels Fear To Tread" for Fine Line with Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis and Helen Mirren. "Foreign Affairs" for Turner Pictures, with Joanne Woodward & Brian Dennehy. "What's Cooking?" for Lionsgate with Joan Chen, Julianna Marguiles, Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick and Alfre Woodard, the opening night film for the Sundance Film Festival.
TARANTELLA PICTURES, MALAYSIA SIGNS A CO -PRODUCTION DEAL WITH JEFFREY TAYLOR OF YOUNG LEGENDS FILMS LTD, USA TO PRODUCE A HOLLYWOOD FILM SERIES ENTITLED "YOUNG LEGENDS" TO BE SHOT IN MALAYSIA.