To be the cine-hub of Asia : exploring the probability of developing Singapore as an Asian film hub through international co-productions.
Date of Issue2005
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Since the late 1990s, the Singapore authorities started promoting the development of the city-state as a filmmaking hub in Asia. This dissertation explores the probability of Singapore achieving this goal through investigating the difficulties and challenges the city-state and its filmmakers face in their journey to be the cine hub of Asia. The relative youth of the local industry and small size of the city-state act as drawbacks even before Singapore steps in to the international and regional cinematic scene. However, the filmmakers and the other stakeholders of the industry alike have identified the international film co-production as an attractive and viable solution to the above mentioned concerns. This dissertation is thus a timely investigation into the viability of international film co-production as a strategy to develop the local film industry.
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Nanyang Technological University