Press Esc to close
Friday 31 October 2014
News updated at 11:06 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28.4°C
Min : 18°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

Govt moots panel to benefit foreign filmmakers

NEW DELHI, April 13, 2013, DHNS:

An inter-ministerial empowered committee will be set up soon to facilitate single-window clearance of applications by foreign filmmakers seeking to shoot their movies in India.

“We are in the process of issuing a notification shortly in this regard,” Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said at a function organised here to release the Limca Book of Records, 2013. The proposed committee would include representatives of the state governments and “key” central government ministries, he added.   

This comes over a year after both tourism and information and broadcasting ministries joined hands to work on a proposal to create a single-window system to give clearance for shooting foreign films in India. The move was purported to attract foreign tourists.


The present process to accord permission to filmmakers for shooting in India is very complex as they have to get clearances from many departments, a tourism ministry official said.

“The creation of such an empowered committee would provide the platform and impetus to promote India as a filming destination across the world,” Tewari said. The Justice Mudgal Committee, set up to review the mandate of the Central Board of Film
Certification (CBFC) and suggest measures to improve its functioning, was expected to submit its report “shortly,” he added.

Among various issues, the committee was looking into the requirement of statutory changes to enable the CBFC deal with contemporary requirements of certification and increased transparency and efficiency.

It will also review the categories of certification, existing and proposed, under the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2013.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Security personnel patrol a street after a protest by the supporters of Jammu and Kashmir...

Security personnel patrol a street after a protest by the supporters of Jammu and Kashmir...

India A players Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey during a practice match against Sri Lanka...

India A players Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey during a practice match against Sri Lanka...

Indian Air Force officers arrive at the Gateway of India after swimming for a distance...

Indian Air Force officers arrive at the Gateway of India after swimming for a distance...

The Navy hovercraft carrying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Sagar Island...

The Navy hovercraft carrying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Sagar Island...

A Rajasthani herder with his cows in Gurgaon...

A Rajasthani herder with his cows in Gurgaon...

Devotees wait for the Sun to offer prayers, during Chhath Puja festival in Agra...

Devotees wait for the Sun to offer prayers, during Chhath Puja festival in Agra...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on Black Money with a message...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on Black Money with a message...

BJP workers arrange the cut-outs of party symbol (lotus) to decorate the boats at the Marine...

BJP workers arrange the cut-outs of party symbol (lotus) to decorate the boats at the Marine...

A police man investigates the tunnel dug up by the robbers in Gohana bank heist, in Sonipat...

A police man investigates the tunnel dug up by the robbers in Gohana bank heist, in Sonipat...

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan sweeps in a stree during a cleanliness drive as a part...

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan sweeps in a stree during a cleanliness drive as a part...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523