“Paid preview ban” vs “Premier screening”… ‘Tenet’ controversy aggravates [MK Movie]

[Reporter Han Hyun-jung, Daily Economy Star Today]

The controversy surrounding the expected work ‘Tenet’ is intense. In response to the re-proliferation of Covid-19, the Korean Film Promotion Committee recommended that the event held in theaters involving more than 50 people be banned, and is confronting the paid preview of ‘Tenet’.

In an official statement on the 18th, the Korean Film Promotion Committe said, “According to the 2nd stage of social distancing in Seoul, Gyeonggi and Incheon, it has been decided to ban more than 50 people indoors and more than 100 people outdoors.” I hope that this participatory screening is banned, but it is possible to screen a movie in a general form.”

General movie screenings and previews are okay, but they ask you to refrain from meetings with press conferences, conversations with audiences, and stage greetings, where you have to answer questions. It will continue as long as the second phase of social distancing is maintained.

Accordingly, ‘Tenet’, ‘Don’t Save Me’, ‘Fukuoka’ and other official schedules such as press release previews and press conferences were canceled. However, the paid preview of ‘Tenet’ will proceed as scheduled.

The officials of ‘Tenet’ said, “The events that will be held on the 22nd and 23rd will continue as they are. We will readjust the distance from each audience to 50%.” “It is not a paid preview, but a premier screening. It is not subject to the ban on the screening as it is screened at the same rate as the general screening.

Korean Film Promotion Committee also said, “It is the policy of the quarantine authorities to ban previews in which more than 50 people participate,” and said, “The Korean Film Promotion Committee cannot accurately determine what type of event it is.

Earlier, Korean Film Promotion Committee sent an official letter to the theaters and distributors on the 14th of the ‘Tenet’ paid preview. For the movie market, it is not appropriate to benefit from the support for public discount coupons implemented to revitalize the movie market.”


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