Baja California has the conditions to become one of the most important states in Mexico in the so-called “Screen Tourism”, that is, having a greater development of the film industry.
Claudia Agaton Muniz, state congresswoman, pointed this out and highlighted the interest of Governor Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda in promoting cinematographic activities.
In the State Congress, the legislator added, the Cinematography Law was already updated, which had not been modified for fifteen years and required updating language and technical terms, as well as including new information technologies.
She announced that the State Cinematography Advisory Council will be formally established in the near future, in which representatives from the different sectors participating in the industry will participate to coordinate actions and promote financing, as well as strengthen distribution and exhibition channels.
She commented that planning is underway for a large cinematographic forum and festival to be held in Baja California, in which activities can be held in most of the municipalities in the state.
Agaton Muniz emphasized that in Baja California there is a lot of talent in different artistic and creative areas, as well as a great diversity of settings or locations that can be used for film, television, and series productions.
One of the important points, she said, is to have the necessary financing for these types of productions and to offer conditions for producers from other parts of the country or abroad to come and produce in the region.
In some countries, she concluded, the so-called “screen tourism”, that is, the film and television industry, is an important generator of jobs and resources.
SOURCE: El Vigia