The Saudi General Authority for Culture (GAC) announced on Tuesday the creation of Saudi Film Council.
Ahmed al-Mazeed, CEO of the authority, said that the launching of the council is a first step in supporting the film and creative content sector in Saudi Arabia as one of the five main sectors supported by GAC.
He said that the move will be instrumental in accelerating the economic growth and development in general and promoting the Kingdom’s history and culture in particular in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
According to al-Mazeed, the council aims to develop a dynamic sector and a thriving environment for the film and content industry in the Kingdom through strategic and sustainable development mechanisms.
The focus will be on development programs and integrated care of talent, infrastructure and advanced technology for technical production, provision of financing solutions and options, and initiatives to develop the cultural sector in the Kingdom in general.
This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette.
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