J&K govt’s new policy to attract film makers, harness local talent in cinema

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Kashmir's famous Dal Lake (File Pic)

Srinagar: The astonishingly-beautiful Kashmir used to be the most favoured destination for Bollywood film makers for decades before terrorism struck the ‘Paradise on Earth’ in 1989 but now the government of Jammu and Kashmir is working on a plan to revive that spirit.

A new policy being finalized by the J&K government entails helping the film makers in different ways as part of efforts to attract the movie makers, which, in turn, will help create employment opportunities for the locals.

The policy also focuses on harnessing local talent in film making and acting.

“The Policy will showcase the splendid locales of J&K besides assisting the film makers who intend to shoot their films here to scout for locations, local talent and facilities, besides obtaining the required clearances,” according to an official spokesman of the Union Territory government.

The Policy lays thrust on harnessing the local talent in the field of movie making in J&K and creation of employment opportunities for the youth in the field, he said.

For this a complete database of the available local talent in J&K is being prepared for hosting on the website for enabling the  film makers interested in shooting their film in the UT to utilize their services, he said.

“Since every film production is the meeting place for creative artists in the field of dance, film fashion, acting, choreography and advertisement, it will open new avenues of employment for the youth of J&K,” the spokesman said.

Besides, there is also a requirement of people adept in cinematic tools like camera, editing, sound recording, set designing, lighting etc.

To register, local talent of J&K working in the field of movie making can fill in their details by or before 10.