South Africa passes biz support bill

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Africa’s parliament has approved the National Film and Video Foundation Bill, which paves the way for a statutory body responsible for the development, promotion and support of an indigenous film industry.

Arts and Culture Minister Lionel Mtshali told parliament Monday the bill provided a legal framework to facilitate development of the industry through a Film and Video Foundation.

The foundation’s main task will be to distribute public funds to screenwriters, filmmakers, training institutions and non-governmental organizations.

It will also be responsible for approving funding for film and video projects, for advising the minister on legislation concerning the industry, and for facilitating the training of aspiring filmmakers, screenwriters and technicians.

The foundation is expected to be up and running by mid-1998.

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