Matchbox Asia to profile Malaysian celebrity

28 October, 2014 by Don Groves

Malaysian actress, TV host and VJ Nur Fazura has had several high profile affairs and at least one public spat: ideal material for a docudrama  on the 31-year-old.

Matchbox Asia has been commissioned to produce a 5 x 30’ series on the pop culture figure for E! networks in Asia.


Facing up to Fazura is Matchbox Asia’s fourth gig since its launch earlier this year. The Singapore-based unit is headed by executive producer Steven Gilfeather and overseen by Matchbox Pictures MD Chris Oliver-Taylor.

It’s producing three bulletins per week for E! News Asia and for the same broadcaster has made a half-hour documentary on Filipino film and TV actor and musician Piolo Pascual and an upcoming E! News Asia Special: Yuna, which features Malaysian singer Yuna, who has been making waves in Asia and the US

Matchbox and E! are both owned by NBCUniversal International Television. Facing up to Fazura will premiere across Asia on December 14, the network’s first miniseries to feature a Malaysian personality.

The executive producer is Karen Wiggins, whose credits include E!’s It Takes GUTZ To Be A Gutierrez.

Oliver-Taylor said, “This series continues the ongoing commitment Matchbox Asia has to developing and producing ground-breaking, innovative and original entertainment programming across Asia."