By: Huang Tze-chiang and Ko Lin
Singapore, Dec. 26 (CNA) As part of the government’s efforts to promote its “New Southbound Policy,” the Ministry of Culture has earmarked a budget of US$600 million to attract international filmmakers and TV crews to produce their future projects with counterparts in Taiwan, Deputy Minister of Culture Yang Tzu-pao (楊子葆) said Monday.
Mulan (木蘭少女), a musical that made its global debut this month in Singapore, is a great example of collaboration between performers from Taiwan and abroad, Yang commented during a visit to the city-state.
“The Singapore adaptation features artists from both sides, a cultural exchange where each can learn and improve from one another,” he said, expressing his hope that the initiative will also entice other international filmmakers, directors and script writers to work with Taiwan in the future. [FULL STORY]