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#51250 - 10 May 07 13:04 JP/Union says local ad staff can replace their foreign colleagues
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
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Union says local ad staff can replace their foreign colleagues

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The Indonesian Broadcast Advertising Workers Association (APFII) said Wednesday its members were ready to fill the vacant posts left by non-national workers as the result of the issuance of a new ministerial regulation last week.

"It is time for us to build up the capacity of more local workers, and we are ready to do it," chairman Iman Brotoseno, who is also a producer and director, said during a discussion here.

"We have 15 local, internationally qualified directors here," he added. "And that's not all. We have qualified producers, art directors, photography directors and other professionals as well."

Last Tuesday, the Communications and Information Ministry issued a regulation limiting the employment of foreigners in broadcast advertising production, including their employment as technical advisers, directors, photography directors, art directors, models and cameramen.

However, then Communications and Information Minister Sofyan Djalil also said he would permit foreign talent and technical advisers to work in production and post-production as long as a 1:3 ratio between foreign and local workers was met. This, he said, was so as to ensure the transfer of knowledge to local workers. Those who are effected by the regulations are required to give up their jobs by the end of this year.

The regulation also prohibits ads produced overseas from being broadcast on local TV stations, and recommends the use of Indonesian languages, backdrops, buildings, backgrounds, scenery, flora, fauna, music and culture.

Local director Agus Makkie said Indonesian workers had the same skills as their foreign colleagues, as shown by the fact that many local directors had worked on high-quality commercials.

However, APFII -- like the Indonesian Advertising Agency Association (PPPI), which stated its support last week for the regulation, said it believed that the regulation lacked clarity and would likely lead to confusion.

"Moreover, the employment of foreigners is actually already a violation of the National Film Industry Law, which forbids them from working in the local film industry, including the broadcast advertising industry," Iman said.(06)
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated

#51252 - 10 May 07 13:21 Re: JP/Union says local ad staff can replace their foreign colleagues [Re: KuKuKaChu]
chewwyUK Offline

Registered: 14 Sep 06
Posts: 2392
Loc: Jakarta
well I have been trying to find local talent for the past 3 weeks .... haven't found one person who can do the role!
Edited by Piss Salon
Edit Reason: taste


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