The Filming Law initiative seeks that Jalisco attracts filming from Netflix and Amazon, thereby positioning itself as the center of greatest apogee of the film industry in all of Latin America
Guadalajara, Jalisco.- The legal framework to give certainty and boost the Jalisco film industry and attract large productions could finally see the light before the end of the year.
The Filming Law initiative, which has been cooking for a year in the local Congress, will be presented this month in order to publish it no later than October, after the pandemic forced to postpone its presentation originally scheduled for March, during the Guadalajara International Film Festival, shared Esteban Estrada, deputy president of the Economic Development Commission
“What is intended with this law is that it detonate the integration of this ecosystem and that the law also comes to trigger and strengthen and give not only a legal framework of certainty towards potential investors but from here a solid public policy is triggered in order to aspire for (Jalisco) to be the capital of cinema in Latin America, “he explained.
The ruling, created in conjunction with the film industry, seeks to simplify the procedures for filming in the entity, create incentives and structure support that will boost the local industry and attract international filming from giants such as Netflix and Amazon.
The project includes extinguishing the State Filming Commission and creating a new trust sectorized to the Secretariat of Economic Development to manage the support, as well as a commission called Filma in Jalisco to coordinate promotion policies.
It also proposes the integration of an advisory council with industry experts and the creation of a State Film Library.
He recalled that the audiovisual industry is one of the strategic sectors for economic reactivation because it has great potential for economic spillover and job creation. Currently, only seven entities have a law regulating filming.