Indonesians scramble to keep Hollywood films

Posted: February 21, 2011 in News

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP): Indonesians are fighting to keep Hollywood films in local theaters after the Motion Picture Association of America warned that a new tax on foreign-made movies could lead to studios pulling out of the country.

Indonesian authorities see the tax as a way to protect the domestic film industry.

The MPAA has responded by saying that last week’s release of “Black Swan” could be the last for a Hollywood film in this nation of 237 million.

Distributors from Europe and Asia have made similar warnings.

Film-lovers have taken to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to complain, while the country’s largest cinema chain begged Monday for the government to drop the tax.

The original article can be found here : http://ecentral.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/2/21/movies/20110221172411&sec=movies

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