The cinematic business in Myanmar has never actually been booming, but with Western films being more and more commonly shown in country, there is really no competition. The actors who play in these films, specifically the villains (according to, are losing work quickly. The lower budget production values of the Myanmar films simply cannot draw audiences as the Western films completely dominate. The privatization of the film industry in Myanmar was the catalyst of this downfall, opening the country up to Hollywood films, and thwarting the efforts of the local film makers.