Write about the following PTE Essay topic in 200-300 words. Complete the task in 20 minutes.
Many People Prefer To Watch Foreign Films Rather Than Locally Produced Films. Why Could This Be? Should Governments Give More Financial Support To Local Film Industries?
Paraphrase: It is a fact that in many countries, people prefer to watch foreign films rather than the local ones.
Linking sentence: There could be several reasons why this is the case and the following essay will discuss them and how governments should react in details.
• Body 1 – CAUSES
Topic sentence: There are various reasons why many people prefer to watch foreign films than the local produced ones.
Why: Firstly, people believe that overseas films have huge budgets for actions and higher quality for special effects, audio and spectacular locations.
Example: Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Spiderman’ is one such example and its global appeal is undeniable.
Why: Secondly, the presence of the most accomplished producers, directors and famous actors and actresses in these films attract global audience.
Counter: The poor quality of local actors and actresses, low-budget filmmaking in many countries suffers in comparison.
• Body 2 – SOLUTIONS
Topic sentence: In my view, governments should act as a mediator between the local and overseas producers and support local film industry financially.
Why: The local film industry need huge money to compete with big-budget productions from overseas.
Result: It is believed that these things would give a surge in employment, income from film sales and thereby produce positive effects to the local film industry.
Example: New Zealand, for example, has seen an increase in arrivals since ‘Lord of the Rings’ films which were partly funded by government subsidizes.
In conclusion, I believe that governments should promote local film-making by subsidizing the industry, supporting actors and actresses to study acting overseas and by cooperating with foreign film producers.