Venezuela, Bollywood agree to train producers and screenwriters
Caracas, 20 Dic. AVN.- The Government of Venezuela and Bollywood, the largest film industry in the world located in India, will sign on Friday an agreement to train Venezuelan producers and screenwriters.
"Venezuela sign today an agreement with Bollywood, India for training and education of producers and writers," said journalist Rolando Segura via his Twitter account @rolandoteleSUR.
The announcement was made by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Elias Jaua, after a meeting with his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid, on the occasion of the second joint commission between the two countries held in the Indian capital.
"Bollywood in India is the largest film industry in the world. Their main studios are in Bombay," Segura wrote on the social network.
He explained that the goal is to form Venezuelans of the emerging film industry by Bollywood professionals.
Bollywood is the largest film and most profitable industry in the world, producing a thousand films a year and the annual sale of nearly 3,000 million of tickets, according to EFE news agency.
This Indian industry resists the onslaught of Hollywood. According to 2011 data, U.S. films only got 6.8% of revenue in India this year, despite its large productions are dubbed into local languages like Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.