Uttarakhand will become the favorite destination of shooting, plans to build film city and start mobile theater

Initiative will be taken to open Film Training Center in the state of Uttarakhand as its branch by contacting National Level Film Training Institute. Apart from this, instructions have been given to start mobile theaters in hilly and marginal areas and prepare a subsidy scheme.

To make Uttarakhand the preferred destination for film shooting, a film city will be set up in the state. Special Principal Secretary Abhinav Kumar on Tuesday gave instructions to select the land for making the film city. He was taking a review meeting of the Information Department in the auditorium located at the Chief Minister’s Camp Office.

In the meeting, he directed to prepare an action plan for the infrastructure development related to the film industry and to provide basic facilities related to film shooting and production in the film city. He said that a film training center should be opened in the state of Uttarakhand in the form of its branch by contacting the national level film training institute. He directed to start mobile theaters in hilly and marginal areas. Also asked to make a subsidy scheme for this.

He also directed to start courses related to the genre of film and film making in the universities of the state. Along with this, instructions were given to resolve the departmental matters related to CM Helpline on priority basis. He said that a proposal for land selection and assessment should be prepared for the construction of Haldwani Media Center. He asked to structure the department in the form of e-office and make most of the facilities available on digital platform. Additional Director Dr. Anil Chandola, Joint Director Ashish Tripathi and KS Chauhan, Deputy Director Manoj Shrivastava, Under Secretary Rajneesh Jain were present on this occasion.

Incentive subsidy on selection of local film
He said that if a film based on the dialect language of Uttarakhand state is selected for national and international level film festivals, then a special subsidy scheme should be made for incentives.

New film policy and press recognition manual will be made
The state government is making a new film policy and press recognition manual. In the meeting, Director General Information Ranveer Singh Chouhan said that general suggestions are being taken for formulation of new Press Recognition Manual through website and other means. Similarly, before the formulation of a new film policy, suggestions will be taken from the concerned stakeholders. He said that a meeting with the Chief Minister is proposed soon regarding the Journalists Welfare Fund.

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