JIM LAURIE

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Focus Asia Productions Ltd

Focus Asia Productions Ltd provides television consulting and production services in Asia and beyond.    For fifteen years the FAPltd team has provided services to Indian, Chinese, Qatari, British and American television channels in training, recruitment, programming, management, market positioning, and corporate relations.  In 2020, FocusAsia Productions Ltd. branched out into independent book publishing. 

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What we do

Jim Laurie and his associates offer your media aware company, video production, television or online operation a range of services:

Market Strategy

TV Program development

Recruiting

            (finding best professionals for your organization) 

Management training

            (We have overhauled newsroom work flow, and advised on news coverage strategy)

Anchor and on air reporter training

           (We have coached major Television anchors including those at CNNI, Bloomberg, CNBC, and Al Jazeera.)

Media training in dealing with news, TV and online organizations

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Between 2005 and 2019 FAPltd worked with the following companies in various professional capacities:

BBC World News, Bloomberg TV, CNBC Asia, the Huffington Post, Al Jazeera International, CNNI Hong Kong, Times Now of Mumbai,  Aaj Tak of New Delhi, Xinhua, China Central Television, CGTN Washington, Beijing, London.   Scope of services: recruiting, program development, talent development, global market strategy, writing, and journalism and digital media training.   

In the United States FAPLtd has worked with broadcasters in liaison with American Public broadcasting outlets including:

 NETA in Columbia, South Carolina. KCET Los Angeles, KQED San Francisco, and Rocky Mountain PTV Denver.     

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Earlier work:

Associates of Focus Asia who have participated in 'training' programs include Ken Einhorn (CBS News), Chris Dobson (RTHK),  Jim Gaffey (former Fox News and Discovery Channel), and Rob McBride (Al Jazeera Television)                

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Focus Asia Productions Ltd. was established in Hong Kong in January 2005

Since its founding, Focus Asia has produced a range of television programming and documentary films.

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In January 2011, BBC WORLD NEWS broadcast 'Cambodia Surgical Ward', a Focus Asia Production, filmed and directed by Rob McBride, written and produced by Jim Laurie.  

In 2007,  Focus Asia Productions produced a multi part environmental series.   The series culminated in a one hour documentary - 'Making a Difference'  which was aired on various channels including KQED San Francisco in early 2011.   

Focus Asia also worked with the University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Center to produce multiple programs under the name 'Focus Asia Business Leaders' beginning in 2006-7.