Zui Gao Dian TV Drama Aims to Lure Workers Most companies reading this magazine are currently seeking qualified employees. Few if any are considering television show production to achieve this end. In a twist of the saying "art imitates life," a group of companies serving the Singapore Offshore, marine and maritime interests have banded together to produce and air a 21-part drama television series aimed at attracting a future generation of workers. In a move to enlarge the talent pool of potential workers to fuel the industry's future growth, industry partners have jointly commissioned a television drama serial to showcase the diversity and dynamism of this vibrant industry that currently employs more than 80,000 people. Initiated and led by Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), the main sponsors for the drama also include the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) and the Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI). The other sponsors are equipment vendors Natoil Varco and Wartsila, class society America Bureau of Shipping, insurer NHM and the Workforce Development Agency. Touted as the drama for 2007, the 21episode Mandarin serial, entitled "The Peak" or "Zui Gao Dian", is produced by MediaCorp Studios, and premiered January 8, 2007. "The Peak" has a star-studded cast including Christopher Lee, Dawn Yeoh, Jeanette Aw, Elvin Ng, Qi Yuwu, Huang Wen Yong and Ann Kok. Directed by award-winning directors, Chong Liung Man and Lai Lee Thin, the drama serial is written by Mediacorp's golden script writer, Ang Eng Tee and produced by Chia Men Yiang. Eng Tee and Men Yiang both contributed to the famous Holland Village drama serial. Filming took place in Keppel FELS, MPA's Integrated Simulation Center, www.seadiscovery.com news Jurong Port, the main deck of a 225-m long container ship and gargantuan offshore oil rigs. In a move to attract future generations of offshore workers, a group of Singapore companies have taken a unique approach: launching a TV Drama on the industry. Marine Technology Reporter 7
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