Business Plan for AFCNet 2005

[Share and systematize information about production]
Step 1. Share photo and video databases about location sites
Considering that each film commission has different D/B levels and that there are a vast number of photo location sites, we focus on sharing the D/B information that each member has rather than on collecting data on behalf of AFCNet.
→ The members of AFCNet can directly access up to 1,000 photos in each category of the AFCNet website.
→ There is a direct link to each member's website from the AFCNet website, so that visitors can access further information.
Step 2. Carry out the first stage of systematizing information on local crews and infrastructure in Asia
From crews in each field, we will collect and share information that is necessary for film and video shooting. We will focus on the four categories that are most essential to production teams going to overseas locations.
A. Location Service: film commissions/ location service companies/ location managers
B. Equipment rental: cameras/ lightings/ cranes, dollies/ generators
C. Post production: film laboratories/ sound/ CG
D. Others: raw stok-film/ transportation services/ props/ etc.
→ Information about each companies and individuals, especially those who have had experience working with overseas production teams, will be collected for this endeavor,
→ The price of each service will be in accordance with industry norms, in order to help production teams reduce miscalculations that may occur as a result of differences in exchange rates.
Step 2-1. Find specialized producers and coordinators for overseas locations.
Hiring a local producer is the first and most important factor in determining the success and quality of work at an overseas location.
→ AFCNet finds specialized local producers, production coordinators, and interpreters in Asia, especially those who have had experience working with overseas production teams, and we share this information through our member network.
→ This service helps production teams select proper local producers and lessens errors that can occur on overseas locations. It also allows the specialized 'location producers' and 'location managers' to be trained to meet the specific needs of each project.
[Share information and work to improve film related laws, systems, etc.]
Step 3. Carry out the first stage of exchanging information about local shooting enviroment in Asia
Among the various pieces of vital information needed by overseas production teams working in Asia, including information on laws, insurance, taxes and more, the following categories are being given highest priority, and are among the data that will first be made available to overseas production teams.
A. Clearing customs: bringing film in and out of the country / equipment in and out / getting visas for the crew.
B. Insurance: information about various types of insurance (ie: equipment, life insurance, location site insurance, etc.) / insurance options for overseas production teams/ basic pricing information
C. Taxes: basic local tax system/ tax benefits and incentives for production teams
D. Shooting permit: options for obtaining permit/ kinds of shooting that require permit/ supervising organization/ application documents and procedures
E. Film commission support: location information/ location scouting support/ local organization support, such as police and fire department/ permit and support for special shooting (street occupation, explosions, etc.) ? information on various types of support offered by each film commission

→ The results of steps 1~3 will be available to the public through the AFCNet website after its regular members have exchanged and reviewed the information. The results will also be published in the First Editon of the AFCNet Directory.
[Support local film commissions in Asia, and provide training]
Step 4. Standardize and expand 'Asian film commission'
In Asia, there are film commissions that have been established by local governments to carry out the basic function of 'attracting and supporting location productions.'
There are, in addition, however, many other types of film commissions ranging from those established by national governments to aid film promotion organizations and tourism organizations, to those established by film producers and distributors in Asian countries.
→ AFCNet will make various efforts to maintain the type of 'Asian film commission' that is appropriate for the environment of each Asian country, and to standardize the functions within each.
→ This project includes publicity activities aimed at relevant organizations in countries and regions where a film commission is not yet existing / basic training for film commissions in connection with AFCI (such as during the AFCNet general assembly of next year)/ various seminars offered by AFCNet for its members and for film industry-related individuals (during the first meeting of the board of directors next year).
[Joint-Publicity, marketing]
Step 5. Participate and do marketing at the AFCI Locations Trade Show in April, 2005
The members of AFCNet will participate in the AFCI Locations Trade Show in April, 2005 to inform non-Asian film makers of the establishment of AFCNet and the practical use of the network.
→ Film commissions in various Asian countries, such as Korea (joint booth of Seoul and Busan), Japan (joint booth of JFCPC, Kobe, and Kitakushu), and Thailand, set up booths in same area at the AFCI Locations Trade Show in April, 2004, and provided information on Asian location sites.
Step 6. Participate in major local film festivals in Asian countries and do publicity activities
Perform publicity activities such as participating in or setting up booths at the major local film festivals in Asian countries, such as the Hong Kong Film Mart, the Tokyo International Film Festival, the Shanghai International Film Festival, and the Busan International Film Festival.
→ Consider participating in local film festivals in non-Asian countries and markets in the future.
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