by Mike Ellis — 12 Jan 2018
As CineAsia marks the end of another year and we draw together to muse about Hollywood’s upcoming slates and the year ahead, it’s also a good opportunity to cast an eye back at how things have progressed. There are many reasons to be optimistic about the state of our industry here in Asia. For one thing, the economic indicators confirm continued growth not only last year, but also consistently over the past five years.But perhaps an even more positive, emerging trend is a new consensus towards the promotion and protection of filmed entertainment and a shared concern for the future of the industry.
Raising awareness about this simple message – the value of intellectual property rights protection and creativity – remains a fundamental priority for the Motion Picture Association and its represented studios. For the past 11 years, we have highlighted during CineAsia the contributions of various individuals throughout the Asia Pacific region whose tireless work has served to educate consumers and policy makers in their markets about the value of screen content, and the need to provide a strong copyright framework for filmmakers.