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    Report on restructuring of the film sector submitted to I&B minister

    Published on June 2, 2020

    An Expert Committees on Rationalisation, Closure or Merger of Film Media Units and Review of Autonomous Bodies under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has found overlapping activities being undertaken by multiple institutes. It has suggested an umbrella configuration with 4 broad verticals under which institutes should work. They are – Production, Festival, Heritage and Knowledge. The committee has recommended that these verticals be headed by professionals. The report also recommends creation of Film Promotion Fund for independent filmmakers for making commercial films.

    The report was submitted to Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi today. Chairman of the Committees Bimal Julka was present at the venue and the other members joined via video conference.

    Hailing the efforts of the committee, the Minister said the report will not remain in the shelf and the recommendations will be implemented after due diligence. Eminent film personalities like Rahul Rawail, A.k. Bir, Shyama Prasad and T.S. Nagabharana were also the members of the committee.