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

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Taiwan’s next generation of filmmakers can reinvigorate the sagging Taiwan 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, 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 does not have more than five “good” screenwriters. According to Lee, the lack of savvy screenwriters was crimping the of the Taiwanese film industry.

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