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CINTAA welcomes Maharashtra Government’s move to expedite extending Industry status to entertainment sector

New Delhi: Cine and TV Artists association (CINTAA), the oldest and most reputed association of film and television artists in the country, on Saturday welcomed Maharashtra Government move to formulate a comprehensive policy for Entertainment sector and expedite procedure of extending Industry status.

”The decision of the Maharashtra Government to formulate a comprehensive policy for the Entertainment sector and expedite the procedure of extending “Industry” status to the sector, has come in at the most appropriate time for the fraternity.

”We are upbeat and overwhelmed with jubilation. This positive announcement made by Amit Deshmukh Cultural Minister Government of Maharashtra is a welcome move and undoubtedly will bring in progressive ramifications to the sector”, CINTAA said in a statement.

Congratulating the Cultural Ministry and other stakeholders of Maharashtra for this decision, CINTAA said, ”Cine and TV Artists association ( CINTAA) , the oldest and most reputed one has strived very hard to get support for the betterment of the Fraternity in general and the actors community in particular. Realizing the challenges faced and to be on par with other sectors, the idea to have an Industry status for us has always been our foremost objectives and our pursuit has always been rationale driven. Our efforts have been truly paid.

”We congratulate the Cultural Ministry and other stakeholders of Maharashtra who have taken this pragmatic decision.”

Maharashtra Government on Friday announced that it will formulate a policy for the entertainment sector as well as declare rebate in shooting charges and expedite the procedure of extending industry status to the sector.

The decision to formulate a comprehensive policy was taken in a meeting chaired by Cultural Affairs Minister Amit Deshmukh on Thursday.

The Minister has asked Maharashtra Film, Stage and Cultural Development Corporation Limited (MFSCDC) to prepare a draft for the policy. “The comprehensive policy will cover all aspects dealing with various platforms such as films, theatre, documentaries, and serials to over-the-top (OTT) content. It will be presented before the state cabinet for its final nod”, Deshmukh said.

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