Korean Film Commission Proposes Maintenance of Screen Quota

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Korean Film Commission Proposes Maintenance of Screen Quota

The Korean Film Commission (KOFIC) decided on Friday that it will make a recommendation to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to maintain the existing 'screen quota', an obligation to show Korean films on certain days.
KOFIC held a general meeting and agreed to sumbit a recommendation to the Minister, Park Jie Won, in recognition that 'the screen quota is a foundation for promoting Korean films'. They also propose discussions on the issue.
The Commission also agreed to organize a 'special committee advocating the obligatory screening of Korean movies', consisting of about 10 experts, and unofficially decided that director Jung Ji Yong should take the chair.
The government's response to KOFIC's recommendation is remarkable as it opposes the government's policy of reducing the quota.
According to the Movie Promotion Law, KOFIC has a right to consider and resolve serious cases regarding film industries, and the Minister of Culture and Tourism will doubtless take into account KOFIC's decision.
Jooan Kang : jooan@joongang.co.kr
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