The Executive Committee members of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce met the Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa to present him a charter of demands which could be looked into before presenting the budget on 17th July.
The delegation was headed by Ms. Jayamala who is the President of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce.
The salient features of the demand not submitted by the delegation to the Chief Minister are as follows.
* Subsidy of Rs.20 lakhs should be given to all Kannada films, except which have a strong content of Sex and Vulgar.
* 100% tax free exemption to be extended to all the films including the remakes. But the remake films should contain the native elements and should not be just a frame to frame remake of the original non Kannada film. However, Remake films should not be considered for award or for the subsidy.
* A subsidy of Rs.25 lakhs to be given for all the Kannada film which get a National award or get National and International recognition. Children film and women dealing with women oriented subjects should also get a subsidy of Rs. 25 lakhs.
* Single window system should be implemented immediately. Presently two good Kannada films are getting Rs.25 lakhs. This should be increased to four Kannada films a year.
* The cinematography Act which has become redundant in the recent days should be amended or modifies to suit the present day requirements.
* Goonda act should be implemented strictly to reign in the Video pirates who are now eating out big revenues from the film industry. Goonda act should be implemented.
* The film industry should be given the industry status immediately so as to enable the Electricity charges of theatres to be charged accordingly.
* The Kannada film industry would be celebrating its 75th year and Government should come forward to extend all help to make the celebration a big National event.
Office bearers of KFCC have already met the Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa and have presented the list of demands.