Is the Philippine Movie Industry Slowly Dying?
Despite of some recent movies that hits really the box-office, still filmmakers complain of a dying movie industry in the Philippines, for according to them movie entertainment industry in the Philippines, especially original Pinoy movies produced every year have reportedly dropped almost 70% these recent years. It was said, before, a movie producer produces almost 100 movies per year but now it drops tremendously into only 30 movies per year.
The Philippine entertainment industry has blamed this sudden decline to movie piracy. Yes, Pilipinos themselves cheat their own fellow Pilipinos when they pirated original movie DVDs produced by original film makers. The reason for their pirating activity is of course, poverty. Majority of most Pilipinos do not have jobs that could augment their respective live, thus some resort to this cheating act.
Original film makers cannot blame some Pilipinos patronizing pirated movie version of their films because most pirated copies are very cheap and affordable than the original ones. Moreover, you can watch in advance movies which are soon to show on movie theaters through pirated copy of it. Thus, the piracy industry cannot be totally be stop and abolish by the original film makers though there are chances they caught some who are involved in movie piracy and destroyed lots of pirated movie DVDs.