What's next in the film industry after the crisis?


Local films affected by the MCO can reapply for new release dates in the coming months. Photos: Handouts

It has been a challenging period for the film industry that saw cinema closures, production postponements, event cancellations and release dates being pushed back, in the wake of the the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent movement control order (MCO).

The impact to the Malaysian film industry started as early as February, which was when a few big titles from China (Vanguard, Jiang Zi Ya: Legend Of Deification, Detective Chinatown 3 and The Rescue) were abruptly taken off the Chinese New Year movie calendar.

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