Cinema in Pakistan: Economics, Institutions and Way Forward
Zulfiqar Ali and
Additional contact information
Zulfiqar Ali: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.
Fahd Zulfiqar: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.
No 2020:28, PIDE-Working Papers from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
Internationally, cinema has been recognised as one of the important sources of creating value, growth and employment. With huge box-office returns and internationalisation of filmic content, cinema has turned into a lucrative market for ensuring economic growth. In addition, recently, multiple cinematic avenues are also in vogue in the form of Over the Top (OTT) platforms which have pushed the medium of media content on screenplay, technical and performative fronts. When it comes to Pakistan, conceptualisation of cinema as a market for social change is lacking, both theoretically and pragmatically. The current study is an attempt towards that conceptualisation and hence explains emergence of Pakistani filmmaking with a focus on its history. The paper also provides a description of operable and non-operable institutions of cinema in Pakistan and economics of New Cinema which is primarily associated with the films produced post-2000. Finally, the paper prescribes a few policy recommendations based on the literature reviewed for the current study.
Keywords: Cinema, Market, Pakistan Marshall-Lerner condition, Cointegration; Structural Break (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cul and nep-isf
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
https://www.pide.org.pk/pdf/Working%20Paper/WorkingPaper-2020-28.pdf First Version, 2020 (application/pdf)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pid:wpaper:2020:28
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in PIDE-Working Papers from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Khurram Iqbal ().