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

Screen Quota Reduced to 73 Days

2006/07/01 | 118 views | Permalink | Source

Related movies/dramas

Starting today, Korean movie theaters will only have to show domestic films, 73 days in a year, down from the previous 146, allowing more foreign movies to be screened.
Domestic filmmakers held a mass rally in downtown Seoul, protesting the reduction in the screen quota.
Lee Jee-won reports.

Entertainment for the country in June consisted mainly of two things: the World Cup soccer finals, and Hollywood blockbusters.
As if that wasn't bad enough for the domestic film industry, here comes another spoiler: a drastic cut in the screen quota.
Starting Saturday, movie theaters must only show domestic films for 73 days in a year, half of what it used to be.
The quota cut is a concession made ahead of free trade talks with the United States.
The country's actors, directors, and producers have staged protests, urging the government to retract its decision.
To show it means business, the film industry have announced a halt to all production for three days.
Protestors warn that the lower quota will discourage investors from putting their money into the film business, closing off the industry to up and coming talent.
But movie distributors and theater owners welcome the change, as they have greater freedom to pick and choose what they can show.
The government has pledged 400 million U.S. dollars in subsidies and construction of 100 art house theaters, to guarantee the survival of less commercially appealing films.
But where the funds will come from remains undecided.
The screen quota was introduced in 1967, to nurture the country's fledgling film industry.
Proponents of the regulation say that without the quota, the domestic movie industry would never have come this far.

Lee Jee-won, Arirang News.

Video by following the link

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


 

 

 Previous news
  • Movie "My Girl and I" to Be Exported to Japan
    2006/06/30 (Source)
    The Korean movie "My Girl and I" starring Cha Tae-hyun and Song Hye-kyo will be exported to Japan next month.

    The movie was produced based on the Japanese novel "Crying out Love in the Center of the World" written by Japanese novelist Katayama Kyoichi. The novel sold more than three million copie,...
    More

  • 'Excellent Animation Pilot', in success
    2006/06/29 (Source)
    Excellent Animation Pilot Production Support Project's selections, yearly selected by Korea culture & contents agency (President: Seo byung moon) are in popular as its success grows both at home and abroad.

    Reason for drawing an Animation Pilot Production Support project is that we look for larg,...
    More

  • Domestic Screen Quota Set at 109 Days
    2006/06/29 (Source)
    The domestic screen quota, or the number of days that the nation's theaters must show homegrown movies, will be 109 days this year.

    The Culture and Tourism Ministry on Thursday said it gave domestic films two-fifths of the possible screening days in the first half, or 73 out of 182 days, and a fi,...
    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

Drama of the week

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