“We bet on the film industry so that our talents stay in Tucumán”

The governor osvaldo jaldopromulgated this morning, in the White Room of Government House, the Provincial Law for the Promotion of Audiovisual Activity.

The President was accompanied by the rector of the National University of Tucumán (UNT), Sergio Pagani; the Minister of Government and Justice, Carolina Vargas Aignasse; the Minister of Productive Development, Alvaro Simon Padros; the Undersecretary General of the Interior, Peter Sandilli; the president of the Cultural Entity, Martin Ruiz Torres; and the vice president of the Ente Tucumán Turismo (ETT), Elena Colombres Garmendia; the mayor of Simoca, Marcelo Herrera; and the executive director of IDEP, Maximiliano Martinez Marquez.

The promulgation of this law has to do with the promotion of the audiovisual industry. Therefore, I would like to thank the UNT rector, Sergio Pagani, who, together with his team, had a lot to do with these results. Also thank the officials of the Executive Branch who have been working”, stressed the Governor.

Likewise, the Governor recalled that the law “was sanctioned on October 4, 2018 by the management of all the sectors that are linked to this audiovisual activity. There is no doubt that it generates sources of work and that it allows showing the culture and landscapes of Tucuman”.

Jaldo also valued that the legislation “serves so that film students do not go to other provinces, so that our talents stay here, because this law comes to give legal support to all this activity, since in the articles there is talk of a budget. Far from being an expense, it is an investment for Tucumán”.

As a province, we are going to bet heavily on this activity so that all professionals stay in Tucumán and do not have to go look for work in other provinces”, assured the Governor.

For his part, Vargas Aignasse maintained that “governor Jaldo four years ago had made possible, from the Legislative Power, the sanction of this law that today it is his turn to enact.” And he added: “This is a job with the private sector in which Tucumán has to enable the enormous potential of the audiovisual sector so that it can bear fruit in the province.”

This law focuses on genuine work, on promoting tourism and on all professionals being able to practice their profession. We have the best natural settings in short distances and we have the qualities to be chosen by international productions”, said the minister.

“For that, there is the Power of the State to empower and promote the promotion of local labor, transforming it into income for Tucumán,” concluded the official.

The rector of the UNT, Sergio Pagani, congratulated the Governor “for this important decision that marks a vision of the future and gives hope for the time to come in the province. The enactment of this law is the fruit of the work of many people, including members of the university community, especially the Film School. It opens many opportunities for trades and professions of workers in this industry that provide a significant cultural contribution. Highlight our regional feeling as Tucumans. Many young people are encouraged to express their culture through productions.”

Elena Colombres Garmendia, representing Tourism, highlighted: “it is a dream of cinema workers that today becomes a reality and an opportunity. It not only allows those who are linked to the sector to work directly, but all Tucumans. The cinema projects the image of the province. It makes it possible to show a Tucumán that people want to come and see. The impact it has on tourism is enormous because they also work off-season. They stimulate the desire to know a place that is the setting where a movie takes place. Grateful for the work they can do to position Tucumán as a destination”.

John Veigadirector of the Film School, said: “From the UNT and the University School of Film and Television today we reach a goal that we set eight years ago together with the entire audiovisual community. A law that was developed taking models from other provinces and targeting the needs of the sector. With a reality where after 17 years of creation of the School we have a series of university professionals of the highest quality who are inserted in the audiovisual market. The law will achieve the promotion that filmmakers can become much more professional. Tucumán has awards throughout the country and abroad”.

Lucas Garcia Melo President of Tucumán Audiovisual, Civil Association of Audiovisual Workers of Tucumán, declared: “In Tucumán a lot has been produced in recent years, mainly after the creation of the Film School. I am a graduate of that school. We are aware that production will grow exponentially. In Tucumán there are great paintings. It was what was missing to position ourselves as a cinematographic pole in the country”.

Paul Salcedo, President of the Chamber of the Audiovisual Industry of Tucumán, declared: “With this law, audiovisual production will represent the province. It will be a showcase for Tucumán and will generate many jobswhile positioning itself as an audiovisual production pole. High-quality content will be produced for national and international screens.”

The Vice President of Tucumán Audiovisual, Civil Association of Audiovisual Workers of Tucumán, Martin Falci, declared: “Many thanks to the Province, the University and the audiovisual sector that militated for this law that has strategic importance for the province and the region. It has to do with the inclusion of audiovisual activity within the cultural industries that represent 2.6% of the net added value of the country”.

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