Govt to provide you with SOP for capturing movies in India in wake of COVID-19 pandemic: Javadekar

New Delhi, July 7

The authorities is arising with a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for capturing movies in India in gentle of the COVID-19 pandemic and can also be set to supply incentives for manufacturing to speed up restarting of filmmaking, Union minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned on Tuesday.

Speaking by means of a video hyperlink on the digital inauguration of ‘FICCI FRAMES 2020’, a conference on the enterprise of leisure, Javadekar mentioned all stakeholders have to work collectively to make progress and harness the delicate energy of India—media and leisure.

“Government is coming up with a standard operating procedure for shooting films in India in the light of the pandemic,” the Information and Broadcasting minister mentioned.

“Further, to accelerate the restart of filmmaking that had come to a standstill as a result of COVID, it is also coming up with incentives of production in all sectors, including TV serials, filmmaking, co-production, animation, gaming etc. We will be announcing these measures shortly,” he mentioned.

Javadekar additionally mentioned that greater than 80 international movie producers have taken benefit of the movie facilitation workplace.

They have gotten a single window clearance for capturing their movies in India, Javadekar mentioned.

He mentioned the discussions at ‘FICCI FRAMES’ will surely throw up new and progressive concepts that may be acted upon.

India enjoys an enormous value benefit in content material creation and Indian content material is being watched in over 150 nations worldwide, Javadekar mentioned.

Virtual inaugurations are the brand new regular and people digital areas are the brand new locations for actual partnerships, he mentioned.

Participating in a technical session, Secretary, Information & Broadcasting, Amit Khare, mentioned in movies, the position of the federal government ought to be that of a facilitator.

“Different regulatory structures must be brought in sync to ensure less regulation,” he mentioned.

Khare additionally mentioned that the federal government was totally in help of granting infrastructure standing to the media and leisure trade and added that some definitions should be advantageous tuned.

FICCI Frames Virtual Summit, which can be on until July 11, will see main specialists of the trade change views and concepts on varied facets of media and leisure sector. Italy is the main focus nation of FICCI-Frames 2020.

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 version of the annual gathering of the Media and Entertainment Industry is being held in a digital mode, as an alternative of its normal location by the Powai Lake in Mumbai. PTI


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