Seoul investing in 3D facilities, training
Korean capital wants slice of emerging entertainment sector
by Park Soo-mee
SEOUL — About 4.6 billion won ($3.9 million) will be invested into building local infrastructure for Seoul’s 3D film industry and related creative businesses this year by the city`s government.
Designating the digital content business as one of the six emerging industries for Seoul’s economic revival, the local government explained Thursday that it would invest in nurturing the local 3D industry and training professionals in areas including film, gaming and animation.
“The paradigm of the world’s film market is starkly changing and a growing competition to secure its infrastructure is fierce among companies in Japan, Hollywood and Europe,” wrote a press release of the Seoul government. “In Korea, technical developments in the 3D area are becoming more active within TV sectors, but they need improvement.”
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