Andhra Pradesh News Updates: The AP government gives a green light to the Film Industry
The reason for making a film industry friendly decision is to start shooting in the state and not going outside for the shoots. This looks like the part of the Prime Minister’s Self-reliance plan.
The whole of country is in the 4th phase of the lockdown. India has crossed the 1 lakh mark of Covid-19 cases in the world with over 3400 deaths. Andhra Pradesh has recorded over 2,600 confirmed cases all over the state of which 53 have already been deceased. The recovery rate in India has been increasing day by day. India has crossed a mark of 25 lakhs covid-19 tests all over the country.
Though the restrictions have been lifted in some of the areas for shops and various little businesses, the shopping malls, movie theatres, religious places and all the gatherings have been strictly prohibited. In the midst of all the restrictions it looks like the Andhra Pradesh government is also concerned about the effect of the virus on the entertainment industry.
This decision is said to be industry friendly decision and has come as a ray of hope for all the cast and crew of all the film industry and the television industry. Though the shootings can only commence once the lockdown ends, the television shooting can be commenced by the end of the May month itself. This decision of shooting for the entertainment industry is been said to be taken with the main idea of focusing on the state and also it will help in the future tourism.
As far as the charges is concerned, the industry is supposed to pay a “Shooting Permission Charge” to the concerned department before the commencement of the shootings and which will be refunded when the shooting ends. The government has also listed various caution charges which will be expected to be paid by the team while shooting in the certain areas of the state. For example, an amount of Rs. 15,000/8 hours a day will be charged for urban property like parks, museums, government schools and colleges, Rs. 10,00/8 hours for zoos, temples etc. and Rs. 5,000/8 hours a day for roads, beaches, parks etc.