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Jammu, Feb 5: The
maiden meeting on draft Jammu & Kashmir Film Policy 2020 was Wednesday held
under the chairpersonship of Joint Director Jammu, Namrita Dogra.

The meeting was
attended by Deputy Director AV, Rakesh Dubey, Information Officer, Jahangir
Ahmed, Information Officer, Ashu Kumari, Film Production Officer, Afaq Gadda
besides various stakeholders attended the meeting including Mushtaq Kak,
Actor/Director, Sandeep Verma, Actor/Director, Atul Duggal, Film Maker,
Abhishek Bharti, Director, Sudesh K Verma, Producer–Director, Raman Vats,
Representative from Earnest & Young and Satyam Mengi, Representative from
Earnest & Young.

During the
meeting, detailed deliberations were held on various aspects of the forthcoming
Jammu & Kashmir Film Policy 2020 to ensure development of a vibrant and
inclusive film ecosystem in the UT of J&K and establishing the region as
first choice for film makers.


Addressing the
meeting, the Joint Director stressed on importance of a Single Window
mechanism, which has been provided for in the policy. This shall ensure timely
provision of all statuary permits and clearances, she added.

Emphasizing the
importance of this Policy as one of the key sectoral policy under the ambit of
Investors Summit, she said that incorporating the status of Industry to the
film sector will boost participation in this sector in J&K and also help
local aspirants to easily avail all the incentives provided by the Industrial
Policy in the service sector.

Highlighting the
policy framed by Jammu Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization, JK Global
Investors Summit, she said that the Government is trying to make all possible
efforts in achieving creation of a vibrant film ecosystem by establishing
nationally competitive infrastructure, renovation and upgradation of the
existing infrastructure, administrative and attractive package of assistance to
ease film making in J&K.

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Joint Director
requested all stake holders to submit their feedback, which can be incorporated
to create an inclusive policy for development of a better film ecosystem.

The Stakeholders
welcomed this initiative by the government to introduce a film policy which can
be a major source of wealth creation, employment generation and effective tool
and platform for preservation of culture and expression of the people of Jammu
and Kashmir and gave their valuable inputs on the same.

They also
stressed upon development of infrastructure for film screening, together with
the revival of closed cinema halls and up gradation of existing cinema halls.

representative from the Earnest & Young, Raman Vats, presented the Draft
Film policy to the participants, deliberating on its various insights. The
policy sets the vision to transform UT into a unique film destination.

modalities for the infrastructure development for film shooting and production
which have been incorporated in the Draft Policy were discussed with the stake
holders including setting up of Film City & Television Studios, development
of shooting locales, up-gradation of Film and TV institutes besides expansion
of their scope.

Taking into
consideration the impact of social media in knowledge and information
dissemination, the policy shall also ensure a strong on-line presence co-mapped
with tourism culture and security to inform and assist all potential film
makers and investors.

The policy shall
also have a provision for setting up of Jammu & Kashmir Film Development
Council which will take several initiatives to promote the UT as a leading
destination for shooting and production of all feature and non-feature content
films, digital content and television shows.

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