Of ongoing concern to localfilmmakers is the fate of the CMPC's post-production facilities, including oneof just two Dolby sound studios in
The CMPC was founded by theruling KMT government in 1954. Officially founded in
The CMPC owns a library ofapproximately 250 titles that includes the early works of Hou Hsiao-hsien,Edward Yang, Tsai Ming-liang and Ang Lee. Hou and Wang Toon, chairman of theTaipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee, recently initiated a petitionto halt the sale of the CMPC. Under pressure from the local film industry, theKMT has been in negotiations with China Times Group to buy back the complete libraryor a selection of 80 key titles.
Before the change inownership, the CMPC was about to begin pre-production on three co-productionswith mainland
CMPC still operates twomovie theatres in
Former Head of InternationalSales, Jennifer Jao, left the CMPC on Monday after ten years in the job. Shewill continue in her four-year-old position as vice secretary general of theMotion Picture & Drama Association of the ROC, the representative body incharge of