MPA Asia Pacific President and Managing Director Mike Ellis Meets Taiwan Vice President Wu Den-Yih
- 25Feb 2014
TAIWAN/SINGAPORE: On February 25, Mike Ellis, President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Motion Picture Association (MPA), met with Vice President Wu Den-Yih to discuss the successful economic, cultural and social contribution made by the screen community in Taiwan, and the opportunities for further growth and development.
Mike Ellis congratulated Vice President Wu on the launch of an Oxford Economics report illustrating the significant economic contribution made by the film and television industries in Taiwan. “This report is a timely reminder of the value the screen entertainment sector brings to Taiwan,” said Ellis. “It is an industry abundant with local talent, drive and creativity, and promises much future success – if creative content can be sufficiently protected. The film and television community here supports the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people, whose hard work and creativity provide entertainment and enjoyment to millions both here and around the world. All of us would like to take a moment to recognize and celebrate their contribution today, and help provide a secure future for their endeavors tomorrow and the years to come.”
The Economic Contribution of the Film and Television Industries in Taiwan report found that the film and television industries contributed a total of USD$5.5 billion (NT$168 billion) to the country’s economy and supported 113,800 jobs in 2013. The industry also generated total tax revenues of UD$543 million (NT$16 billion). View or download a copy of the full report here.
Vice President Wu and Mike Ellis jointly acknowledged the opportunities for the screen sectors in Taiwan, Asia Pacific and the U.S. to work closely together to produce high quality screen content for both local and global audiences, recognized the importance of protecting valuable creative works online, and encouraged conditions that best allowed for the development of vibrant, healthy digital economies.Download File (PDF)
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About the MPA: Promoting & Protecting Screen Communities in Asia Pacific
The Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Motion Picture Association International (MPA-I) represent the interests of the six international producers and distributors of filmed entertainment. To do so, they promote and protect the intellectual property rights of these companies and conduct public awareness programs to highlight to movie fans around the world the importance of content protection. These activities have helped to transform entire markets benefiting film and television industries in each country including foreign and local filmmakers alike.
The organizations act on behalf of the members of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc (MPAA) which include; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. The MPA and the MPA-I have worldwide operations which are directed from their head offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. and overseen in the Asia Pacific by a team based in Singapore. For more information about the MPA, please visit www.mpa-i.org.