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Taiwan, Japan to discuss digital content opportunities in China

2012/07/15 13:51:14

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) Officials and corporate representatives from Taiwan and Japan will meet in Taipei on Tuesday to develop new opportunities in the digital content industry in China through the joint efforts of the two countries.

The Taiwan-Japan Digital Content Industry Forum and Business Matching will include speakers from Taiwan's Industrial Development Bureau, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Digital Content Association of Japan, according to the event website.

Entering its second year, the one-day forum will also invite representatives from Taiwanese and Japanese firms that have performed well in China's digital content market to share their experiences, the organizer said.

These companies include Taiwan-based animation maker Zhong Hua Zong Shan International Culture Media Co., Japan-based 3-D filmmaker NHK Media Technology Inc. and Japanese digital content provider Digital Media Lab Inc., the organizer said.

In October 2011, companies from Taiwan and Japan signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly create the first 3-D (three-dimensional) animation featuring Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of the Republic of China.

The focus of the film will be the 1911 Revolution that toppled the Qing Dynasty and established the Republic of China in 1912, the creative team said.

The animated film is being produced by Taiwan-based Studio 2 Animation Lab with technical support from Japanese broadcaster TV Tokyo Holdings Corp. and special effects developer Shirogumi Inc., according to Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry.

The production of the 3-D film, scheduled to be aired on both sides of the Taiwan Strait in October this year, will also include Chinese partners Nanjing Zhuque Animation Movie Co., the Beijing Film Academy and Magic Dumpling Entertainment, officials of the institute said.

(By Jeffrey Wu)