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Budget 2019 | Film Producers Express Delight At Announcements In Favour Of The Entertainment Industry

Written By Joel Kurian | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The announcement of a single-window clearance mechanism for Indian film makers filming within India is a significant step, said the Producers Guild of India
  • The amendments in the Anti Camcording provisions will support the industry’s growth by curtailing illegal recordings of films in cinema halls and will go a long way towards reducing piracy, said President Siddharth Roy Kapur

B-Town producers are delighted with the announcements in favour of the Entertainment industry in the Interim Union Budget presented on Friday.  

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The Producers Guild of India expressed their delight at the acknowledgement and praise of contribution of Indian cinema. One of the key announcements was the setting up of the single-window clearance for the ease of obtaining various permissions for shootings. The Guild called it a ‘significant step’ that can play a ‘huge role’ in the tourism of the country. 

Piracy has been a menace for long for the film industry and even the government had acknowledged its threat by promising to enforce anti-camcording provisions in the Cinematograph Act. The association felt that the decision will be helpful in the long run. 

“We are delighted that the immense contribution of Indian cinema towards employment generation in the country has been acknowledged and applauded in Parliament during the presentation of the Union Budget. The announcement of a single-window clearance mechanism for Indian film makers filming within India is a significant step and has the potential to play a huge role in boosting tourism in the country. The amendments in the Anti Camcording provisions will support the industry’s growth by curtailing illegal recordings of films in cinema halls and will go a long way towards reducing piracy,” said  Producers Guild of India President Siddharth Roy Kapur in a statement. 

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The annoucements come in the wake of the film industry celebrities' meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. The aforementioned announcements in Budget were revealed by the PM at the inauguration of the National Museum of Indian Cinema earlier this month.

 

 

 

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