Troubled waters for the development of China’s film industry

Montgomery, Lucy (2004) Troubled waters for the development of China’s film industry. In Media Technology, Creative Industry and Cultural Significance, 24-25 September, Taipei, Taiwan.


Mainland China’s film industry finds itself at a critical juncture. Market capitalism and booming economic growth are transforming all aspects of Chinese society. This has profound implications for the creative industries. The film industry in particular is being affected by internationalization, globalization and the digital revolution. As Ulysses found himself searching for a safe passage between Scylla and Charybdis - the twin perils that faced him as he steered his ship home – China’s film industry must find a safe path through the challenges facing it. Developing copyright law, enforcing legislation, establishing a regulatory environment conducive to film production and confronting the effects of censorship will not be easy tasks. However, Chinese cinema has already produced many high quality creative products. Mainland China may yet give Hollywood a run for its money.

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ID Code: 2821
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: China, Film Industry, Copyright, Commercialisation, Censorship
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 09 Dec 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2010 02:42

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