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MIB, USIBC discuss on promoting India as a film shooting destination

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NEW DELHI: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) secretary Bimal Julka has emphasized on the government’s efforts to make India a film-shooting destination.

He said efforts were on to set up a ‘Film Facilitation Unit’ to promote the concept of ‘Single Window Clearance’.

Addressing a US-India Business Council (USIBC) delegation led by 21st Century Fox senior vice president Joe Welch, he said the government was committed to facilitate the digitization process for television in Phase III and Phase IV as per the given timelines.

Discussion centered around the media and entertainment (M&E) sector in India and the steps taken by the government to promote “Make-in-India” across various platforms in different sectors. The discussions also focused on the possible collaborative avenues related to anti piracy. 

Julka gave an overview of the growth of the industry in critical areas of the M&E sector.

During the discussions, the delegation was also informed about the new policy initiatives of the Ministry in the broadcasting and film sector. Julka emphasized on the role of the MIB in disseminating the schemes of Government across media platforms in an effort to sensitise the masses.

The meeting was attended by senior MIB officers and members of the Council representing different segments of the M&E industry in US.

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