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Seoul to promote cinema industry

10 February 2011

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Seoul to promote cinema industry

Film production facilities will be available for filmmakers in Seoul at affordable prices to promote and advance the filmmaking industry.

Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday that it will set up the offices necessary for filmmaking at Digital Media City (DMC) in Sangam-dong, western Seoul, as part of measures to enhance the industry, as only 13.6 percent of movies in 2009 surpassed the break-even points on average.

“Seoul takes up 70 percent of the industry’s total sales, and experts, investors, and cinema-related infrastructure converge here. We hope to have quality movies produced in Seoul, making the city lead in the industry’s development,” Lim Ok-ki, director general of the city’s Design Bureau, said.

The core of the plan is the Post Production Suite “• the city has been operating a pre-production center in DMC since 2008.

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via The Korea Times

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