By Sohel F Fidai :
Mumbai; 31st January 2020.
Producers Guild of India signed an agreement with ‘Visit California’, the California Film Commission to enhance the respective organizations’
relationship for mutual benefits and to facilitate the production of Indian film, audio-visual
and television content on location in California.
This agreement of mutual cooperation was signed by Siddharth Roy Kapur, President of
Producers Guild of India on 15th January 2020 in New Delhi on the occasion of the India visit
of the Hon. Lieutenant Governor of California Ms. Eleni Kounalakis and the Visit California
Sales Mission, Ms. Caroline Beteta, President & CEO of Visit California, Colleen
Bell, Executive Director of the California Film Commission.
On this occasion, the “California Incentive Collection”, a booklet containing a set of unique
incentives, especially compiled for film, television and new media content production
houses in India was also introduced.
This understanding is to strengthen and extend the previous MoU between Visit California
and Producers Guild of India signed in November 2017 to proliferate broad based
collaboration between California and Mumbai, two of the largest entertainment entities in
the world. Both cities represent the primary hubs of film, television and new media content
production in their respective countries and share a rich history and legacy with respect to
their entertainment industries.
Siddharth Roy Kapur, President of Producers Guild of India stated,”The signing of this
MoU heralds reinforcing of bonds cultivated over the last two years between Producers
Guild of India, Visit California & California Film Commission. I am positive that this renewed
collaboration will not only encourage more Indian producers from the film, television and
new media sectors to shoot in California and boost its tourism sector but also reinvigorate
cross border ties between the entertainment fraternities of Bollywood and Hollywood.”