The Talent Factory


It’s important because we both have more than 15 years experience in the entertainment industry. As Producer and Director of our TV production company, Popiah Pictures, we have produced some of the most popular TV shows in Malaysia – including the award-winning Ghost, which garnered a Special Jury Award for Drama at the Seoul TV awards in Korea 2010.

Talent Factory

  • Position and nurture talents throughout their career to maximise their potential.
  • Identify fresh and upcoming faces to complement our already established stable of stars.
  • Provide actors, models and hosts suitable for your particular needs, whether it be for TV, film or advertising. Our sources extend beyond our list of exclusive talents and we are confident we can find what you are looking for.

It’s important because this means that we have an eye for talent.

As a client, you’re not just looking for a pretty face – you want someone who can fit your brand – in style, and personality. We know how to spot talent, and we have the contacts to find that elusive face to enhance your brand. Our sources extend beyond our list of featured talents and we are confident we can find what you are looking for.

The producer is the award winning TV producer, has worked on practically every genre in television, from game shows and children’s programming, to sitcoms and telemovies. As a producer, Anne works closely with corporate clients in developing television series specifically tailored to branding objectives. In every project, she is responsible for casting the most suitable talents for the required roles.


The multi-award winning director, is also the creator behind hits such as Kopitiam(runner up for Best Sitcom at the 1998 Asian Television Awards), Each Other, Table for Two, The Firm and, most recently Ghost. As a director, Ping understands what is needed to stand out in front of the camera. He has been instrumental in launching the acting careers of stars such as Lina Teoh, Elaine Daly, and Cheryl Samad.

Wayne Chua Poi Suan

About: Wayne Chua Poi Suan was the winner of Malaysia Star Search 2003. With a love for performing, she took on numerous acting roles after the competition. Her first major role was in ‘The Beautiful Scent’, a joint collaboration between MediaCorp Singapore and Malaysia’s Media Prima Bhd. Since then she has acted in numerous Mediacorp TV and local TV programs. She has been nominated for best supporting actress in Singapore MediaCorp Star Awards 2009.

lina teoh

Lina Teoh is best known for coming second runner up in the 1998 Miss World Pageant – the highest ever position for a Malaysian in that prestigious event. That same year, at the Asian Television Awards, she was also awarded first runner up for her lead role in the hit sitcom Kopitiam.

These achievements paved the way for Lina to secure presenter roles on regional television and can currently be seen on television as the host of Positively AM and Woman to Woman, Lina has also been recently appointed as an ambassodor for the Malaysian Nature Society.

amber chia

Amber Chia, currently appearing in a number of international print ads for Guess watches, was selected by George Marciano himself to be co-winner in the international Guess Timeless Beauty competition.

Besides Guess, she has modelled for L’Oreal and Biore, and appeared in television commercials for RC Cola and Sony.

Melissa and Belinda in a friendly new show

Teman is back for a second season with hosts Belinda Chee and Melissa Maureen chumming it up as your hosts. Let them spoil you with getaway tips and exciting travel ideas in the hit reality travelogue. This time their journeys take them across the region to Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore.

Catch Teman Season 2 every Wednesday night at 9.30pm starting 16th April 2008 on 8TV.

Rock Up with Juliana!

Juliana Ibrahim will be hosting a charity event, Rock Up in aid of the Agathians Shelter. Also joining her to support the cause are Chelsia Ng, Tony Eusoff, Deborah Henry, while bands Juni Delfino as well as Couple who are set to perform. All this and more to take place between noon and 10pm on 9 May 2008 at Centre Court, The Curve. Juliana can currently be seen in a leading role in TV3’s drama series Saka every Thursday at 10.30pm.

HealthToday with Steph Chai

Steph Chai is featured on this month’s HealthToday and we are also proud to announce that she’s now the face of Nivea Deo for Thailand and Indochina as well as Nivea Body Cream for China. Catch Steph on the Singaporean cable channel Sling HD hosting the sports show Sling Wrap every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9pm.

Belinda and Melissa part of Olay’s Perfect 10

The Talent Factory secured a major Olay contract for Belinda Chee, Melissa Maureen and Andrea Fonseka. The three of them now represent Malaysia in Olay White Radiance Asia’s Perfect 10. Other celebrities who make up the Perfect 10 include Indonesia’s Nirina who is also a well-known actress here in Malaysia as well as Thailand’s Natalie, a popular socialite and actress. Catch Belinda and Melissa in the new TVC featuring Olay’s Perfect 10 girls.

Juliana leads the hunt

Talent Factory’s Juliana Ibrahim can currently be seen in her first leading role in a drama series namely Saka, where she plays a member of a team that investigates the paranormal. She is ably aided in her ghost-busting duties by Dato’ Rahim Razali, Zizan Nin, Nasir Bilal Khan and Ery Putra. Saka is on every Thursday, 10.30pm on TV3.

Cheryl and Naz in good spirits for Ghost

Talent Factory stars have been receiving plaudits for their work in Ghost, the latest hit show from Popiah Pictures. Cheryl Samad is a reporter who finds out that she is the only one who can see the ghost of a dead film star (played by Nazrudin Rahman). See how this intrepid duo solve this murder-mystery every Sunday, 10.30pm on 8TV.

Azwin Andy vrooms in with motorsports@PETRONAS

Azwin Andy is zooming onto your television screens as one of the hosts of motorsports@PETRONAS, a magazine show that showcases everything there is to do with motor sports including profiles, gadgets and tips from professionals. Watch the show on ESPN South East Asia and ESPN ASTRO 7.30pm every Friday.

Juliana in The Star, caught ‘reaching for the stars’

Last weekend’s Star Metro caught up with Juliana and talked with her about her acting career, her eating habits and her passion for rock climbing.

The Firm debuts on NTV7

What does it take to make it in today’s challenging corporate world? Ten ambitious young Malaysians put themselves to the test as they participate in the latest reality show, The Firm. Apart from weekly tasks that challenge their mettle as entrepreneurs, they will also find their values and ethics under scrutiny. Does success come at a cost? Find out at 9pm, every Sunday night on NTV7 beginning 24th of June!

Steph breaks out with Music Unlimited

Stephanie Chai will be grooving your way with the hottest and latest music videos on Music Unlimited. Featuring charts voted by you and much more, it’s also an opportunity to join in and win weekly cool prizes. Music Unlimited is on every Saturday at 11.45 pm on 8TV.

Jien’s still flying high

An article appeared in the Star celebrating a decade – yes, ten years! – of Jien’s involvement in the entertainment industry. Learn about his current stint with ESPN plus a little gossip about his current love life!

Carmen Soo win Most Promising Actress award

Congratulations to Carmen Soo, whose film debut in The Third Generation impressed jury selectors at the Film Festival Malaysia ke-19 enough that they awarded her the Most Promising Actress award.

Juliana gets serious with Gubra

Juliana Ibrahim can currently be seen in Yasmin Ahmad’s critically acclaimed Gubra. In this film, Juliana plays against type as a prostitute who chooses to be regularly abused by one of her customers. It is a far cry from her usual lighter roles and you can read about Juliana’s experiences in this article in The Star.

Steph makes the cover of New Man

The delectable Steph Chaiis at it again, making the cover (and the inside pages) of New Man magazine. In it, she talks about her family, her audition for KL Lights and why she cried after reading Coelho’s The Alchemist.

Juliana, Juliana everywhere

It’s true. You can barely turn an inch before you bump into Juliana’s impish smile. For a start, she was featured in an extensive interview in the New Sunday Times Magazine. Not content with that, she also appeared in a featurette in Cleo magazine, as well as a full page-spread in Chrome, where she says what five things she’s learnt about the Klang Valley. Finally, she has also been spotted in an issue of The Star.

Ten things you didn’t know about Juliana Ibrahim

The Sunday Times ran a feature on our favourite pixie, Juliana Ibrahim. Apart from being over the moon at being cast in Yasmin Ahmad’s latest effort, Gubra, she also gives her thoughts on love, beauty and Audrey Hepburn.

The Talent Factory in the news

We’ve managed to get ourselves some publicity (and our faces to boot!) in the local papers: the News Straits Times and the Star.


Job Title: Talent Coordinator

To service existing and new clients
To assist in event coordination
To update and maintain database and corporate website

Min Diploma holder
Fluent in English and Malay
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Computer literate in MS Office applications.
Possess own transportation and willing to travel.
Able to work on weekends when needed.
Good knowledge of local and international entertainment industry


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