North Korea unveils film commission

Film org part of People's Assembly

SEOUL — North Korea has set up its first National Film Commission, the country’s Central News Agency reported Thursday.

It will be housed within the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, the most powerful government body in North Korea, answerable to President Kim Jong-il, a well-known film fanatic.

Previously, film-related services and operations, including the Pyongyang Intl. Film Festival, were run by a team at the Culture Ministry.

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