PANAJI: The entertainment society of Goa (ESG) has warned of initiating legal proceedings against those involved in carrying out film shootings without obtaining necessary permissions.
Calling such shootings ‘illegal’, the ESG has said that there is a spate of incidents wherein film shootings are being done without its knowledge.
The ESG is the nodal agency for providing the no-objection certificate (NOC) for film shootings in Goa.
The ESG has demanded that “all film shootings being undertaken in Goa, mandatorily require a NOC from the ESG. Those violating the norm will be liable to face action as per the law.”
The current procedure for obtaining film shooting permissions need to start with a request to be submitted at the office of the ESG from the registered line producers and Goan production houses.
The requests are processed by the society by notifying or seeking permissions from various departments/agencies applicable. The NOC is issued only after carrying out due procedures.
It charges an amount of Rs 10,000 from the applicant as processing fees and panchayats concerned get a revenue share of Rs 3,000. The other agencies/departments also charge a fee for shooting locations under their jurisdiction as per applicability.
“Only after completion of the payment and processing, the NOC is issued by ESG for the shooting permissions in the state of Goa.” the ESG stated.