CINTAA welcomes move to expedite extending industry status to entertainment sector

The Maharashtra government has also announced a rebate of up to 25 per cent in shooting charges.

MUMBAI:  Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) has welcomed the Maharashtra government’s move to formulate a comprehensive policy for entertainment sector and expedite procedure of extending industry status.

''The decision of the Maharashtra government has come at a most appropriate time for the fraternity. This will undoubtedly bring in progressive ramifications to the sector,'' CINTAA said in a statement.

The state government on October 23 announced that it will devise a policy for the entertainment sector as well as declare rebate of up to 25 per cent in shooting charges at Goregaon Film City, while also advancing the process to grant industry status to the sector. The decision to formulate a comprehensive policy was taken in a meeting chaired by cultural affairs minister Amit Deshmukh.

The minister has asked Maharashtra film, stage and cultural development corporation limited (MFSCDC) to prepare a draft for the policy. “The comprehensive policy will cover all aspects dealing with various platforms such as films, theatre, documentaries, serials to over-the-top (OTT) content. It will be presented before the state cabinet for its final nod,” Deshmukh said.

CINTAA stated that it has strived very hard to get support for the betterment of the fraternity in general and the actors community in particular. “Realizing the challenges faced and to be on par with other sectors, the idea to have an Industry status for us has always been our foremost objective and our pursuit has always been rationale driven. Our efforts have been truly paid,” it added.

MFSCDC MD Manisha Verma said, “The policy will have a holistic approach towards all aspects related to the sector. We will consider simplification of taxation, increasing screens, fiscal incentives, changing technology besides generation of skilled manpower. It’s a labour-intensive industry and has the potential of job generation. All these aspects will be deliberated upon during a webinar with all stakeholders between 5 and 7 November. Valid suggestions and recommendations that we will get during the deliberation will be incorporated in the policy.”

Latest Reads
SC asks Centre to create regulatory mechanism for electronic media

New Delhi: Supreme Court asked the Centre to file a fresh affidavit dealing with mechanism to regulate electronic media under the Cable TV Network Act while hearing the pleas filed by Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind and others alleging that a section of the media was spreading communal hatred over Tablighi...

Regulators Supreme Court
MIB directs digital media entities with FDI to share details within one month

KOLKATA: A month ago, the department for the promotion of industry and internal trade (DPIIT) clarified certain aspects of 26 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in digital media. The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has now directed the entities having foreign investment to...

Regulators I&B Ministry
Online content and news finally comes under MIB's jurisdiction

KOLKATA: The meteoric rise of digital media has put high focus on how online content will be regulated. Until now there were no particular guidelines to regulate the exhibition of online content, even though talks have been going on for a long time. Now, the government has brought online news...

Regulators I&B Ministry
MIB amends HITs guidelines focusing on infrastructure sharing

The ministry of Information & broadcasting (MIB) has amended the policy guidelines for Headend in the Sky (HITS) operators. According to the newly added guidelines, sharing of transport stream between HITS operators and MSOs will be permitted but on certain conditions.

Regulators I&B Ministry
Bombay HC tells Mumbai police not to harass Hansa employees

Bombay high court told Mumbai police not to harass Hansa Group’s employees by calling them every day to the crime branch. This was in response to a plea moved by the research agency citing harassment faced by its staff allegedly on account of their reluctance to give false statements against...

Regulators High Court
TRP Scam: Hansa Research moves Bombay High Court, claims harassment from Mumbai crime branch officials

Hansa Research Group has moved the Bombay High Court, alleging that Mumbai Police’s crime branch officers probing the case are pressuring its employees to “retract” a report, based on which Republic TV had claimed it was not among channels named in the TRP Scam case.

Regulators High Court
TV witnesses highest ad volumes since 2015

Week 43 of Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) data has witnessed the highest ever ad volumes on television since week 16 in 2015.

Regulators TRAI
TDSAT dismisses petition against BARC on landing page issue differing from Delhi HC view

KOLKATA: The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has dismissed the petition against TV audience measurement body BARC India on the ground of lack of jurisdiction. Bennett Coleman and Sun TV Network approached the tribunal on the legality, validity of a recent decision taken...

Regulators TDSAT
Madras High Court issues orders to Tamil Nadu, central government & brand endorsers in PIL against online gaming

NEW DELHI: Acting on a PIL against the ill-effects of online gaming filed by an advocate Mohammed Rizvi, the Madras High Court has issued notices to Cricket team captain, Virat Kohli, President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Saurav Ganguly and the Central and Tamil Nadu...

Regulators High Court

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required