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Netflix invests US$1 million in Indonesia’s movie industry

Jakarta (ANTARA) – An American media-services provider and production company, Netflix, invested US$1 million (equivalent to Rp14 billion) in Indonesia’s movie industry following a partnership agreed for the first time ever by the U.S. company with the country’s Ministry of Education and Culture here, today. “Netflix will provide training to 15 selected Indonesian scriptwriters in Hollywood,” Minister of Culture and Education, Nadiem Makarim, remarked in Jakarta, stating that the “Script to Screen” project aims to better improve the creativity of people working in the film industry.

Apart of the project, the U.S. movie production company will also organize a workshop targeting 100 Indonesian scriptwriters, following which there will be a movie-making contest with a prize worth US$600,000.

Another project that will soon be launched by Netflix in Indonesia is the “Online Safety Training Program”, a set of courses provided by a Washington-based non-profit organization, Family Online Safety Institute, which aims to support the development of Indonesia’s creative economy.

Meanwhile, Netflix’s managing director for the Asia Pacific region, Kuek Yu-Chuang, expected that the collaboration with the ministry would produce Indonesian movies highlighting the country’s rich culture and ensuring it becomes world-renowned.

“This is the first step. Indonesia has a large number of creative and talented people. We hope the collaboration with the ministry can make a larger impact on Indonesia’s creative industry,” Kuek Yu-Chuang added.

Nadiem’s move may be in answer to a question thrown by Communications and Information Minister, Johnny G. Plate, to Netflix this week. He prompted Netflix to feature more Indonesian movies for subscribers in the country.

Source: Antara News

Netflix invests US$1 million in Indonesia’s movie industry

Jakarta (ANTARA) – An American media-services provider and production company, Netflix, invested US$1 million (equivalent to Rp14 billion) in Indonesia’s movie industry following a partnership agreed for the first time ever by the U.S. company with the country’s Ministry of Education and Culture here, today. “Netflix will provide training to 15 selected Indonesian scriptwriters in Hollywood,” Minister of Culture and Education, Nadiem Makarim, remarked in Jakarta, stating that the “Script to Screen” project aims to better improve the creativity of people working in the film industry.

Apart of the project, the U.S. movie production company will also organize a workshop targeting 100 Indonesian scriptwriters, following which there will be a movie-making contest with a prize worth US$600,000.

Another project that will soon be launched by Netflix in Indonesia is the “Online Safety Training Program”, a set of courses provided by a Washington-based non-profit organization, Family Online Safety Institute, which aims to support the development of Indonesia’s creative economy.

Meanwhile, Netflix’s managing director for the Asia Pacific region, Kuek Yu-Chuang, expected that the collaboration with the ministry would produce Indonesian movies highlighting the country’s rich culture and ensuring it becomes world-renowned.

“This is the first step. Indonesia has a large number of creative and talented people. We hope the collaboration with the ministry can make a larger impact on Indonesia’s creative industry,” Kuek Yu-Chuang added.

Nadiem’s move may be in answer to a question thrown by Communications and Information Minister, Johnny G. Plate, to Netflix this week. He prompted Netflix to feature more Indonesian movies for subscribers in the country.

Source: Antara News

US, UK discuss ambitious free trade agreement

US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson talked by telephone on Monday, a few days after Johnson’s Conservative Party won a significant majority in the British Parliament.

The two leaders discussed the huge importance of the UK-US relationship and looked forward to continued close cooperation on security and trade, including the negotiation of an ambitious free trade agreement. Trump has long talked up the prospect of a bilateral trade agreement with the UK, which would have to happen after its withdrawal from the EU.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters Monday that the two countries will begin negotiating an agreement as soon as possible, but did not offer a specific timeline.

Source: VOV5

US, UK discuss ambitious free trade agreement

US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson talked by telephone on Monday, a few days after Johnson’s Conservative Party won a significant majority in the British Parliament.

The two leaders discussed the huge importance of the UK-US relationship and looked forward to continued close cooperation on security and trade, including the negotiation of an ambitious free trade agreement. Trump has long talked up the prospect of a bilateral trade agreement with the UK, which would have to happen after its withdrawal from the EU.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters Monday that the two countries will begin negotiating an agreement as soon as possible, but did not offer a specific timeline.

Source: VOV5

NA Standing Committee convenes 40th session

National Assembly chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on Tuesday chaired a session of the NA Standing Committee.

The committee gave opinions on the adjustment of foreign investment plans, mid-term investment plans using the central budget capital for 2016-2020, the committee’s external affairs for 2020, and the supplementary fund for the national veterinary drug reserve.

They also discussed the development strategy for the state audit until 2030 with a vision to 2035, international cooperation programs of the Ethnic Council, parliamentary friendship groups, and other state agencies.

Source: VOV5