How will the meetings’ results affect the PH Cinema Industry?
PH CINEMA INDUSTRY – The chairman and CEO of Film Development Council of the Philippines Liza Dino shared the positive results of the stakeholder’s meeting.
Previously, the award winning film director Erik Matti shared his sentiments on social media about being alarmed over the current state of the local film industry. He was bothered and worried as a lot of local films got “flop” results.
“The state of our film industry, the business of it, is in a dire situation. Someone should do something about it. Government should intervene. This is not a slow death anymore. We are on life support and we need resuscitation,” he said based on a previous report.
Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chairperson Liza Diño reacted to these sentiments of the veteran director as she has indicated, “Direk, We are showcasing our delegates to the world. These producers get exposed and create relationships. Isn’t this a good thing? We are empowering them to widen their audience and look at other markets esp if their film is for a niche audience or doesn’t have the normal “attachments” to make the film more commercial.”
With the alarming state of the local film industry, recently, the local film cinema stakeholders held a meeting where they have found a venue to express their sentiments, lay down their opinion, resolve the issues, and come up with a solution to somehow provide progress for the industry.
And it was fruitful. According to Dino, “Since the goal is to achieve concrete results, one of the achievements is the agreement to switch the opening day of cinemas from Wednesday to FRIDAY. We still have to wait until the rest is finalized for this to take effect, but at least we are moving forward.”
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