Harry Stockwell. a family friend, sang the role of the Prince. JAD
The UIS has launched a survey to track trends in the production and distribution of feature films. The only global survey of its kind, it covers a range of issues such as the language of films and a breakdown of market shares for national and foreign productions.
The survey was launched in more than 200 countries and territories in early July 2007. Initial results are scheduled for release in 2008 on the UIS website. The findings will also be published in international reports and UNESCO publications. Given the importance of cinema as a cultural expression, the statistics will contribute to the monitoring of issues related to cultural diversity.
Editorial comment: This illustrates the importance that UNESCO can have for United States industry. Our film industry is a major exporter, and depends on foreign admissions for a significant part of its income. UNESCO, as an interngovernmental organization is well placed to obtain information from its member states on the distribution of films, providing the U.S. industry with information that may prove valuable for its planning and operation. JAD
Read more about this initiative of the UNESCO Institute of Statistics.