Wednesday, April 08, 2009

MADRID -- The relationship between the Spanish film industry and the Socialist government here looked set to improve dramatically Tuesday as the president of the Spanish Film Academy was named the country's new culture minister.
That's for an industry that, last year, got €87 million from the government, for a grand total box office of just €81 million (link in Spanish). Those guys are BEING subsidized for supporting Zapatero (look at the pic in the link) and being a part of the agit-prop machine in his favor, while making crappy films which attract millions of fewer viewers every year. Wonder how can anyone think of an even better deal.