Hi-tech facility to produce films

State govt to construct Amrutha Bhavan to promote Kannada film industry

Speaking at the foundation day of the Karnataka Film Academy organised at the Banquet Hall of  the Vidhana Soudha, he said, the Amrutha Bhavan will house four hi-tech film studios and all other facilities to produce films.

The office of the Academy will also be located at the proposed building. He said, the Kannada filmdom should earn international recognition for which the Government is ready to provide all necessary help for this purpose. Already, most of the demands of the industry have been fulfiled by the Government, the CM said.

Small film theatres

Earlier, Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) President Jayamala asked the Government to set up small film theatres at all taluk and district headquarters in the State.

About 20 years ago, there were over 2,000 theatres in the State. Now their number has come down to 440. Exhibitors are closing down theatres are they are not making profit, she added.

The Film Academy will not only take care of film-related activities, but act as a mediator between the Government and film industry.

T S Nagabharana has been appointed as its first chairman. To set up the Academy was the longstanding demand of the industry. The proposal was first mooted when M Veerappa Moily was the chief minister in 1993.

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