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Goa govt plans single window system for film producers

Panaji, PTI | Updated : 24 July 2013, 04:40 PM

The producers who wish to shoot their films in Goa may soon be spared from the hassle of approaching various agencies for licences, as the state government is mulling over the proposal of having a single window system for them.

The meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday evening decided to work out single window system for the film producers, who intend to shoot in the state.

Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), a state-run society, will be nodal agency for the film shootings, Parrikar told reporters after the meeting.

ESG Vice Chairman Vishnu Surya Wagh said that the state wants to encourage more film-shoots, which will also generate revenue and also "put Goa on a global platform".

"The film producers have to approach multiple agencies for the film shootings. If there is a single window system, they would be spared of running around," Wagh said.

The meeting also decided to rework on its film finance scheme availing the benefits even to the short film producers, who were left out of its ambit till date.

The scheme would be made available for feature and short films, Wagh said adding that the slab of Rs 25 lakh would be increased further.

The details of the scheme would be finalised soon, he added.

First Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 04:39 PM
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