Bhubaneswar:1/04/19: A roundtable meeting was held between Industries Department, Odisha government and the media & entertainment industry stakeholders from state and other parts of Indiaon 30th of March,2019.
The meeting was focused on the assistance to be provided by the Odisha State Film Policy 2019 to enhance the opportunities for the film sector in Odisha. The roundtable was organized by FICCI.
The roundtable saw participants, which included Sanjay Suri, Bollywood film personality, Himanshu Dhanuka, Eskay Movie, Kolkata, Sabu Cherian, South film producer, Rahul Rao, Business Head, Zee, Sidhant Mohapatra, Ollywood actor, Manmohan Mohapatra, Producer-Director, Akshay Parija, Producer-Director, Deepak Samantray, Producer-Director, Jugal Debata, Producer-Director, representatives from Cine Chambers, Film Producers Association among others.
Key speakers at the roundtable included Sanjeev Chopra, Principal Secretary, Industries Department, Government of Odisha, Dr. Nitin Jawale, MD, IPICOL, Monica Nayyar Patnaik, co-chairperson of FICCI Odisha State Council and Satyabrata Tripathy, Chairman Odisha Film Development Corporation (OFDC). They shared information and knowledge about the Odisha State Film Policy 2019 through open house discussion and presentations.There was an interesting open house discussion on the policy framework and operational guidelines for film promotion and investment opportunities in Odisha, conducive ecosystem; infrastructure & marketing support; single window for investor facilitation; promotion and development of film city and development of Kalinga Studio with world-class infrastructure and use of films to showcase the rich Odia culture and heritage.