About Launch

Launch began as an idea in late 2009. After arriving in Singapore and working as a host and actor for 6 months, Derrick quickly realised that like most creatives around the world -  people in the industry are too busy and rarely get the chance to interact with each other outside the work environment.  He also noticed there didn't seem to be any networking events for the Film, TV & Media Industry. So out of these two needs, the idea to organise a mixer and bring creatives together was born on Jan 15th 2010.

Launch provides not only a chance to catch up socially with past work colleagues, but also to expand possibilities of future work by meeting and making new contacts in the industry.

As an extension of LAUNCH – Singapore’s Premier Networking Event for the Film, TV and Media Industry, TheLaunchBlock.com was established and aims to exist as a resource and platform for creatives to connect, collaborate and create!

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The Launch Block Team

Derrick Siu

Derrick Siu
Founder & Producer

 

Derrick has been involved with entertainment for many years including acting as a Artist Manager in early years, working behind the scenes producing, directing, filming and editing in Film, TV & Video Production to now working as a TV Host, Emcee, Voice Over Artist and Actor in Singapore.   Most recently he has hosted and narrated TV programs for Channel News Asia, Discovery and OKTO.

During this time, he has organised, hosted and helped produce many events including PHAT BEATS a club evening showcasing local Hip Hop & R'N'B Talent, International Balls (Dinner & Dance for the university crowd), Industry Nights (for the Film & Arts community in Sydney, Australia), Miss World Australia, Miss Teen Australia, Your Big Break (TV Hosting Seminar held at NIDA, Australia) and now LAUNCH - the Premier Networking Event for the Film, TV And Media Industry.

Find out more about Derrick and what he's been up to at his website www.DerrickSiu.com

 

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Laura Kee

Laura has worked for several years as an actress & host in the Singapore entertainment scene, with credits in numerous short films (“Cubik” & “Toilet” among others), television dramas & corporate projects (Intel, Singapore Science Centre etc.), as well as hosting gigs for weddings & corporate forums.

A firm believer in collaborative work, she took the helm at Word of the Actor – a group of experienced actors & directors who meet regularly to work on the craft of acting. Besides her onscreen work, she recently set up a production company, Word Films, to develop more quality work for the creative arts industry.  She has been an invaluable asset to the Launch Events, working behind the scenes assisting in everything from marketing, administration to registration.  

To find out more about Laura, please visit her website at http://www.laura-kee.asia