50% Reimbursement For Movie Makers Mooted

The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) has proposed to the government that 50 per cent of the expenditure incurred by film makers to shoot in Goa, be reimbursed to them. The scheme is proposed in a bid to attract filmmakers to choose Goa as its filming destination.
ESG has introduced a single window system to facilitate all the permissions and other formalities required for filming in Goa and charges the producers a sum of Rs. 10,000 per day.
The reimbursement scheme is proposed for all film makers including those from Goa.

Meanwhile, ESG has now begun insisting on the synopsis of the film being shot in Goa on grounds that they cannot permit anything derogatory or what may tarnish the image of Goa to be filmed.

Apparently, this decision has come in the wake of the controversy over the Hindi film Dum Maro Dum where the line implying that Goan women were cheaper than wine was changed following protests from the locals and a public interest litigation filed by Savio Rodrigues, Founder and Editor in Chief of Goa Chronicle. Com.

The reimbursement proposal submitted by ESG is currently lying with the Law Department for its approval.

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