Pinterest
NewsLetter DailyWeekly
 
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

Filmmakers United to Protest Quota Cut

2006/02/02 | 97 views | Permalink | Source

Actors and film industry figures have launched a week-long non-stop rally to protest the planned cut of the screen quota.

A committee on protecting the screen quota began the rally Wednesday evening with some 70 people attending, including film director Jung Ji-young, actors Ahn Sung-kee and Jung Jin-young and Korean Film Producers Association President Kim Heong-jun.

Actors and industry figures will rotate each day of the rally.

On the final day of the rally Wednesday, they will hold a one-day boycott of production activities and a massive demonstration in central Seoul.

The screen quota requires the country's theaters to screen domestic films one-hundred-46 days a year. The government last week announced a plan to halve the quota to 73 in July to pave the way for free trade talks with the United States.

Reported by KBS WORLD Radio

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss


 

 

 Previous news
  • Actor/singer Ahn Jae-wook to Debut in Japan
    2006/02/02 (Source)
    The originator of the hallyu boom in China, actor/singer Ahn Jae-wook is now ready to sweep the Japanese market.

    The Sankei Sports reported on Feb. 1 that Ahn would give his debut performance in Japan, calling him the "last heavyweight star of hallyu".

    Ahn will showcase his first album entitle,...
    More

  • Korean Filmmakers Protest against Screen Quota Cut
    2006/02/02 (Source)
    A group of Korean filmmakers staged an overnight rally on Wednesday against the government's planned cut of a quota for domestic movies in local theaters.

    Some 100 screen actors, directors and producers gathered in downtown Seoul saying the reduction, to be implemented in July, will hurt the deve,...
    More

  • Market share of local films leaps to 78%
    2006/02/02 (Source)
    With Korean filmmakers raising voices against the government's plan to halve the screen quota, the local market share of Korean films soared to 78.2 percent in January from 52.9 percent a year earlier, according to figures released yesterday.

    It is the highest monthly market share since February ,...
    More

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.

Settings

Remove ads

Sign up

Sharing

Activate

Spoilers

Visible, hide

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations