Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (
Lee and his younger brother and fellow filmmaker, Lee Kang (
Lee Kang said that Taiwan's movie industry was struggling, partially because the country's directors were overworked.
"Nowadays directors have to do everything -- raising money, writing the script, securing government grants, shooting, producing and marketing," he said.
He said the Lee brothers' program hoped to free up filmmakers to focus on directing.
"We'll produce for the directors ... so they focus on being directors. We'll plan their marketing for them," he said.
Lee Kang said several directors and scripts had been selected already, but he declined to identify them or say how much the Lee brothers had raised for the plan.
The younger Lee also said he wanted to train directors in making commercial movies and counter Taiwan's preference for art-house cinema.
Lee Kang said that Ang Lee would serve as an artistic consultant to chosen directors by providing help in developing their film manuscripts.
Ang Lee won Oscar best director last year for the romance Brokeback Mountain.
His other credits include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Hulk and The Ice Storm.
He is currently filming the Chinese-language spy thriller Lust, Caution.