India called on to improve studio facilities to boost location filming
International production experts have called on India to improve its studio facilities to boost regional location filming. The panel discussed the issue at the annual FICCI Frames media event in Mumbai, organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Experts included Andy Weltman, Executive Vice President of Pinewood Studios, Venkatesh Roddam, chief executive of Reliance Media Works, and Vijay Singh, Chief Executive of Fox Star India, reports Indian news network IANS.
“It is inevitable that film studios in India will need to evolve their infrastructure in order to be globally on par with the best in technology, creativity and talent,” said Singh, according to the outlet reports: “The LA India Film Council should continue playing a vital role in promoting knowledge exchange in this area.”
It is inevitable that film studios in India will need to evolve their infrastructure in order to be globally on par with the best in technology, creativity and talent.
Vijay Singh, Fox Star India
"We have learned that quality comes at a price,” Roddam added: “There will be a situation when a country offers good tax incentives. But it will be difficult to find local talent with definitive skills required to make a film.”
Steven Spielberg is developing a feature set on the India-Pakistan border in Kashmir, but it’s not clear whether the production plans to use local studio facilities.
(Photo: Humayunn Peerzaada)
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