Film tourism to get boost

In a bid to boost ‘film tourism’ in India, the Union government is setting up a centralized single-window clearance system that will act as a one-stop shop for all necessary shooting permissions in any state in the country, said Iffi director Shankar Mohan.

Calling it a “huge step” towards the “soft power” policy that the government is pursuing, Mohan said, “There is no unified film policy to guide the industry. Cinema is a state subject and each state has its own laws and entertainment tax rates that the Centre has no control over. There was an urgent need for a single-window system at the central level, to make India more filming-friendly to foreign and domestic filmmakers.”

Mohan was speaking on Monday at a summit on ‘Indian Locations’ organized by the Confederation of India Industry (CII) at Kala Academy.

Full report here Times of India 


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