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GIO SETS UP NEW SECTION TO PROMOTE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

(repeat) Taipei, Oct. 5 (CNA) The film and video industries in Taiwan are expected to be boosted with the launch of a film and video investment section, the Government of Information Office (GIO) announced Wednesday.
Chen Der-wang, who received his master's degree with a major in film arts from Japan's Waseda University, was named chief of the new section under the GIO's Motion Pictures Department.
A GIO spokesman said the new agency, established to encourage film and video business investment, will take responsibility for providing a friendly environment for creating film and video.
He said the government last year allocated NT$2 billion over five years to raise digital communication standards and bolster the culture industry by funding the production of programs.
The GIO has set aside NT$500 million for film and video industry development, the spokesman said, adding that people working on films, books and music are all eligible to apply for subsidies.
(By Y.L. Kao) ENDITEM/J


Updated : 2021-03-05 18:56 GMT+08:00