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Film Insurance & Financing in India

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Case Code : FINC012
Case Length : 7 Pages
Period : 1998 - 2000
Pub. Date : 2006
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : UTI India
Industry : Financial Services
Countries : India

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The Problems

Analysts remarked that the hesitance of the foreign insurance companies was completely justified. The functioning of the Indian film industry was completely unorganized.

To insure (or re-insure) a film project, any insurance company would naturally look for a commercially viable project, backed by detailed reports regarding the risks involved, the financing of the project and completion schedule etc.

However, the issue of financing was found to be the biggest stumbling block for the development of the film insurance industry.

The three major sources of funds for the film industry were the distributors, music companies and financiers. It was comparatively easier to get finance from the distributors for producers with a good track record...

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The Solutions

In December 2000, a Joint Institutional Committee on Financing Entertainment Industry submitted an interim report that laid down certain norms for offering financial assistance to the film industry.

The committee headed by the Department of Banking-Ministry of Finance, had Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) and Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) as its members. The committee's recommendations included:

Institutions should extend finances only to corporate entities.

Besides negatives, music rights, satellite TV rights and overseas rights must also be considered as security.

Insurance companies must extend insurance cover for films and develop more products for the industry...

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