Lee says training is key to revive movie industry – Su Chueh-yu

From Taiwan Headlines (link):

Taiwan’s next generation of filmmakers can reinvigorate the sagging Taiwan film industry by training more screenwriters and producers who can fully exploit various aspects of both Chinese and Taiwanese culture, Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (ÊùéÂÆâ) said on Thursday.

“Taiwan’s film industry does not lack money or directors. However, it could use more screenwriters,” said Lee, a Tainan native who won the 2006 Academy Award for best director with his film “Brokeback MountainÔºàÊñ≠ËÉå±±Ôºâ.”

Lee further claimed boldly that even Hollywood does not have more than five “good” screenwriters. According to Lee, the lack of savvy screenwriters was crimping the development of the Taiwanese film industry.

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