Magazine article Screen International

Indonesian Film Business Generates $845M in Revenue

Magazine article Screen International

Indonesian Film Business Generates $845M in Revenue

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The Indonesian film and TV industry contributed $845.1m to the country's economy in 2010 according to a study presented by the Motion Picture Association (MPA).

The study by Oxford Economics also said that the industry created more than 191,000 jobs generating $86.5m in tax revenues.

"This report also reveals how the film and television industry stimulates a range of service industries and significant employment in other sectors," said Indonesian producer Mira Lesmana. "Our industry helped generate an indirect GDP contribution of $1.23bn in 2010 and supported a further 158,900 jobs The is a considerable contribution and one worth promoting."

The report was presented on the sidelines of the MPA ICAD Film Workshop in Jakarta, co-hosted by the MPA and the Indonesian Contemporary Art & Design (ICAD) exhibition. …

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