In an initiative to find out the reality of Syrian television and cinema production and the most prominent obstacles affecting its work, the Film and Television Industry Committee met with the General Authority of Producers to present their demands and concerns and hear their suggestions about developing the work of production companies and overcoming the obstacles facing this important industry.
During the meeting, which was held at the Dama Rose Hotel, the head of the committee, Ali Ghaleb Oniz, indicated that the committee is in the process of activating cooperation with the Ministry of Information and the rest of the ministries with regard to presenting obstacles in order to develop solutions to overcome them and confront the effects of the war.
The Secretary of the Committee, Muhammad Reda Al-Halabi, considered that listening to the media people's views and achieving their demands would work to restore the Syrian drama to its brilliance, pointing to the need to invest the available capabilities to achieve this end.
Director and producer Mazhar Al-Hakim explained in his intervention that the Syrian drama, at the height of its brilliance, exceeded the productions of ancient Arab countries, which had to re-calculate and seek from the experience of our drama the conditions for its success, expressing his optimism that the drama in Syria would restore its prosperity when the efforts of those concerned combined.
Director and Producer Firas Moghaizel, Director of Drama Academy for Artistic Production and Distribution, spoke about the difficulties that producers face from the committees for reading works, which often refrain from giving approval without clear determinants, demanding that those in charge of these committees be from specialists, such as script writers, for example.
Suleiman Qattan, director of Ibdaa for TV and Film Production, pointed out that the years of war and its repercussions led to a decline in dramatic production in terms of quantity and quality, and obstacles and stumbling blocks must be overcome because the drama industry has a certain peculiarity, as it is the civilized, cultural and intellectual interface of our country, pointing to a number of problems, including the travel of capital abroad and the fight against Syrian producer by some TV channels.
Lawyer Bashir Ezz El-Din, the legal advisor to the committee, explained the most important problems with the oversight committees, whether over texts or viewing, in addition to other obstacles that lie in protecting the rights of authors, approvals, photography and union benefits, expressing his hope that the Film and Television Industry Committee will be able to develop effective solutions to these problems in cooperation with my ministries Media and culture.