The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on
“Unleashing the Potential of Local Entertainment Industry”
The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “Unleashing the Potential of Local Entertainment Industry”.
This Research studied the creative industry focusing on music, film, television and online content production. 816 Hong Kong residents aged 15-65 were polled in this study. On a scale of 0 to 10, respondents rated the statement “local entertainment production can best represent Hong Kong’s culture” at an average of 6.23. The statement “local entertainment production enhances my self-identity as a Hongkonger” obtained an average score of 6.01 on the same scale.
Some 14% (14.1%) were interested in joining the entertainment production industry.
In respondents’ perceptions, the full of talents with creativity of the city was its key advantage in the entertainment industry (33.0%), while the industry was held back by a lack of government support (31.0%). Meanwhile, an expert interviewed in this study worried that the amendments to the film censorship law could stifle creative expression.
The study recommended the government should set up a cultural bureau to co-ordinate the work or issues related to the entertainment industry, which are currently under various government department, as well as to develop a long term development blue print for this industry. The government should also address the industry’s concerns and explain the amendment bill more clearly to boost investors’ confidence.