Foshan to establish the Pilot Zone of Film Industry Cooperation in GBA
On June 26th, Promotion Conference of Foshan Film Work in 2019 was held. Guo Changrong, member of the Standing Committee of CPC Foshan Municipal Committee and Minister of Propaganda Department of Foshan City, required that Foshan should be devoted to establish a film and television industry cooperation pilot zone in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) based on location advantage.
To explore innovative system of film and television industry, and cooperation development
The conference proposed that Foshan should promote the cooperation of film and television industry between Foshan, Hong Kong and Macao, and carefully formulate the work plan for the construction of the film and television industry cooperation pilot zone in GBA. Foshan will explore how to effectively promote the flow of Hong Kong’s high-quality film and television resources to the Pearl River Delta, as well as cooperation of systems and mechanisms in terms of industry access policy, talent policy, tax and financial policy, copyright and film and television operation mode, etc.
Among them, Nanhai will play a dominant role in the development of Foshan film and television industry, and expolore to attract the national outstanding enterprise to enter Foshan taking the CCTV Nanhai Movie and TV Town and National Arts Studios as resource carriers.
National Arts Studios
To support a number of high-quality movies
The conference pointed out that Foshan should stick to the main direction of improving the quality of film supply. Moreover, Foshan should focus on supporting movies made by local enterprises with box office over 100 million yuan.
At the same time, Foshan will strive for Bona Film Group Limited to settle its southern headquarter in Foshan, focusing on supporting a number of Foshan film and television enterprises.
To explore new ways to train and develop film and television talents
The conference indicated that Foshan will conduct training plan for young film and television talents. Municipal film work meetings will be held regularly, and a number of top-ranking domestic teachers will be hired to train film and television talents in Foshan. Colleges and universities, and private training institutions will carry out training for film and television talents.
The lack of professional talents is a disadvantage of Foshan film and television industry. There are thirteen local universities in Foshan, but none of them have set majors related to film and television. Among forty-seven secondary vocational and technical schools, only a few schools, such as Shunde Polytechinic and Foshan Huacai Vocational-Techinical School offer majors related to film and television.