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Assessing Malaysia’s creative industry: progress and policies in the case of the film industry

    Lee Yoong Hon Affiliation
    ; Ruth Lim Sheau Yen Affiliation

Abstract

This paper explores the performance of local movies at the Malaysian box-office circuit to ascertain and analyse the extent of the reported improvements of the sector – it is hoped that the findings can provide a more objective assessment of the state of local films and the policies that have been aimed at cultivating improvements in the sector. Overall, the findings indicate that the local movie industry is still a long way from establishing a strong foothold even in its own domestic market.


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Straipsnyje nagrinėjamos vietos kino filmų charakteristikos Malaizijos komercinių įmonių atvejais, siekiant nustatyti ir išanalizuoti patobulinimų, apie kuriuos buvo oficialiai paskelbta, sektoriaus mastą – tikimasi, kad gauti duomenys gali suteikti kur kas objektyvesnį vietos kino filmų įvertinimą ir apibrėžti politiką, nukreiptą į šio sektoriaus patobulinimus. Apibendrinti duomenys rodo, kad vietos kino industrijai reikia dar daug nuveikti, kad įsitvirtintų net savo vietos rinkoje.


Reikšminiai žodžiai: komercinė įmonė, kultūros politika, užsienio kino filmai, vietos kino filmai, Malaizijos kino industrija.

Keyword : box-office, cultural policy, foreign movies, local movies, Malaysia film industry

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Yoong Hon, L., & Lim Sheau Yen, R. (2019). Assessing Malaysia’s creative industry: progress and policies in the case of the film industry. Creativity Studies, 12(2), 224-245. https://doi.org/10.3846/cs.2019.7978
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