Call for Investment After US Movie Boycott
US Ambassador Scot Marciel called on the Indonesian government on Thursday to open the countryâ€™s movie distribution sector to foreign investors.
â€œRight now the movie sector is still on negative [investment] lists, so US companies canâ€™t invest,â€ Marciel said on the sidelines of an Idul Fitri gathering at the house of Hatta Rajasa, the coordinating minister for the economy.
â€œThatâ€™s one of the things the industry and we are talking about [with the government]. We hope that it will be more open to investment.â€
Top film studios in the United States, which boycotted the Indonesian market in February because of a dispute over royalties, have an incentive to consider investing again in Indonesia.