Sharma also said that the government should
work with industry stakeholders to create
"film festivals which would bring the
entire world to us." He also urged
the industry to come out with film awards
that would have the same status as the Oscar
Awards in the US.
the FM radio front, Singh urged radio station
owners and music companies to sit together
and sort out the issue over music royalties.
To offer a boost to the burgeoning animation,
gaming and visual effects industry the government
is setting up a centre. This has been envisaged
as being a public/private sector partnership.
Film and Television Institute in Pune is
being developed to become a global institution
which can attract students from across the
globe. The government has also taken steps
to ensure that films are scientifically
archived with a facility in Pune. Over 100,000
films can be archived there.
the film front, India has co-production
agreements with Germany, Italy, UK and Brazil.
The Indian government is in talks to have
similar co-production agreements with France
and China, Singh said.