Besser to propose half a billion crowns in support of film productions for 2012

Culture Minister Jiri Besser will propose that the state earmark half a billion crowns for support of film productions next year, compared to this year´s 300 million crowns, a sum that has been completely spent already. Speaking on Czech Television in Sunday, Mr Besser said he believed he would get 300 million crowns for film production during the 2012 budget bill debate, but would be demanding 500 million crowns. Economists say the state will benefit from such incentives, estimating profits of at least 18 to 20 percent for the state.