Panaji, 13th March 2011 – Lights, Camera, Action! Its action time in Goa, 19 film shoots go on simultaneously in Goa at various places as the business booms. Goa is being promoted as an exotic shooting destination and there has been a major increase in the number of shoots in the recent past.
Insisting on capturing the scenic locales of this quaint State, top notch directors and actors are in the state from Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and even Assam shooting their films. This increase in film shoots clearly delineates an upward rise in the graph of Revenue generated in the State and these shoots continue also during the monsoons.A proper infrastructure to provide services, and other related facilities, technical and creative talent banks, and post-production back-up to encourage commercial films, television and video filming in the State of Goa, makes ‘Film Goa’ as the Entertainment Society’s one-stop business center.
Mr. Antonio (Tony) Costa, Line Producer, “ESG has been doing a commendable job in the area of promotion of Films & allied services in Goa. While projecting location Goa, ESG has also addressed many problems which were preventing Big Films from being shot in Goa. As a Line Producer in Goa, I have seen this positive trend as being the reason for an increase of film shootings in Goa, bring revenue into the state & also direct & indirect employment to thousands of Goans, Keep it up ESG.”
Mr. Sandeep Kotecha, Line Producer, “On an average, daily three shoots are carried out in Goa; requirement for junior artiste is quiet high. And now in Goa all year round the shoots continue even in the monsoons”
Prashant Later, Line Producer, “the locations in Goa &the continuous support of ESG are the major reason that the volume of business has increased. This has also generated huge employment to Goans and also benefited the hotel & travel business”.
Shri. Shiva Baba Naik, Line Producer, “ the volume of business is growing tenfold but the extortion is also increasing at the same pace from various local authorities. People of Goa should realize that Goa Government is generating huge revenue because of the shoots”
The Line Producers opined, that the Industry has reached 90 crore and perhaps even 100 crore therefore this Industry requires special focus and handling.