The Taiwanese film and Television industry introduced to the people the changing technology of their times and created better social integration with Mainland China and Hong Kong. This in itself is a social effect. Taiwanese film and Television industry used to work cooperatively with workers from Mainland China and Hong Kong. The reason behind such working is the similarity in culture, language and history between the regions. Movies and televised series that were presented in Taiwan were used to represent more of an assimilation of regional aspects. Historical dramas presented elements that were common to the different regions. While a decline in the overall interest representation of audience of Taiwan was indeed noticed, it cannot be declined that the introduction of newer technology led to making of movies in a more radical way. Short term making, and release of movies were done.
The Taiwanese film industry has improved development in social aspects because of the way how economic improvements have happened. However, it is to be noted that social developments were not that perceivable in the start, and in some ways, the society itself deterred production. In the early days before 2000 when the Taiwanese movies started to get some recognition, it was identified that people did not have much confidence in the movie and television industry, “leading people to lose confidence in them. Some film critics have pointed out that Taiwanese filmmakers always behave willfully and fail to consider the Taiwanese film market. Some workers in the film industry have criticized the government’s film policy, especially regarding subsidies, and have suggested that the more the government assists, the worse the situation becomes for the Taiwanese film industry” (Hsia, 2011, p. 13). A few companies that made it big were seen to have worked on some international basis and other countries that catered primarily to the local audience suffered without support. The role for social development that the media usually undertakes was challenged in the case of Taiwanese televsion and movie industry.
A new vision for the movie maker of Taiwan was created in 2006. Until the 2006, movie making was more focused on the vision of the director. What the director wanted to portray is usually the core subject. The focus was on the director perspective and not the needs of the audience. The director enforced transnational movie concepts and more in the movie making. In the Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan, the jurors recommended the introduction of movies that entertained people. The jurors did not want directors to only focus on producing the director’s ideals. A new vision was reached in movie making with these comments from the jurors. Taiwanese film making focused only on international affirmation. In any form of business growth, the local market interests will be focused on. Only when the business is doing well in the local business market can they then be expected to do well in the interactional grounds. It is identified that in the case of the Taiwanese film market, the movie makers had forsaken local production interests at one time. Local culture and local audience needs were ignored. The demands of transnational movie making were given much importance. However, this affected their contributions to the domestic market and also deterred their international success.