KFCC seeks subsidy for more films

In a memorandum submitted to Home Minister R Ashoka, the KFCC stated that an average 150 Kannada films were being released every year and the producers were incurring huge losses as a majority of them were turning out to be flops. The government provides Rs 10 lakh subsidy to each film selected under the subsidy scheme.

The KFCC has also urged the government to set up a welfare fund for the Kannada film industry with a budgetary allocation of Rs four crore. The fund will take care of Kannada film artistes in need of help.

A budgetary provision of Rs 50 crore for the proposed Film City project at Hesaraghatta, Rs 10 crore to renovate Kanteerava Studios and reserving at least two floors in the Studios for shooting Kannada films were the other demands in the memorandum.

Speaking to reporters, actor Jaggesh said a delegation of KFCC representatives and cine actors will soon meet President Prathiba Patil urging her to give assent to a bill passed in the State Legislature that seeks to invoke the Goonda Act against those involved in film piracy.

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