The Ministry of Culture prepares 10.2 million euros for direct aid to cinemas after the Covid

The Ministry of Culture and Sports has drafted a Royal Decree project that contemplates the grant of 10.2 million euros in direct aid to the cinema halls "that

The Ministry of Culture prepares 10.2 million euros for direct aid to cinemas after the Covid

The Ministry of Culture and Sports has drafted a Royal Decree project that contemplates the grant of 10.2 million euros in direct aid to the cinema halls "that have been enormously affected by the extraordinary situation" of health crisis caused by the Covid

In the text it is recalled that the subsector of the film exhibition was forced at the complete closure of the rooms by force majeure during a good part of the year 2020, and subsequently, has faced the resumption of its business activity "with important limitations of the afore" .

Culture Justifies these aids in the context of "a clear drop in viewers' assistance caused by both the existing sanitary uncertainty and the reduction in the supply of films that expected a better scenario." The Department of Miquel Iceta understands that movie theaters, whose income is dependent on the sale of tickets and the participation of an audience, make up one of the "most damaged" subsectors by the Covid and also affects distribution companies and the producers of Cinematographic works.

The Royal Decree

"These exceptional circumstances make it necessary to support the rooms to stay open and carry out cinematographic exhibition activities and execution of cultural projects as well as the promotion and attraction of audiences on a regular basis so that, given the circumstances From the pandemic, do not miss the habit of having access to a varied cultural offer that would not be carried out without this support, putting at risk the survival of many of them ", collects the draft of the Royal Decree.

The Royal Decree points out that the beneficiary companies will allocate the subsidy to keep the film rooms open and carry out cinematographic exhibition activities and execution of cultural projects, as well as the promotion and attraction of public, from January 1, 2021 to On December 31, 2021, excluding from these aids to the rooms 'X'.

Subscribable expenses include several sections such as the costs of maintenance and conservation of buildings, activities aimed at loyalty and creation of public or the recruitment value of advertising space for promotion and progress of Spanish cinema in the rooms, among others.

The total opening

This week the Minister of Culture, Miquel Iceta, has shown himself in favor of "recovering soon the fullness of the aforero" in sports and culture to "being able to guarantee the development of activities with full safety", launching a message of optimism for the sector. "The world of culture has suffered a lot and under the sanitary and scientific criteria is abounded at an opening," he recalled.

In addition, the Aid for COVID to the sector continue its legislative advance and the Plenary of the Senate has adopted last Wednesday, September 15, the Opinion of the Bill with measures to support the sector, with the votes in favor of all the groups except for the Absteens of Vox, something that has been happening throughout this parliamentary process.

After this passage through the high house, the text will be referred to the Congress of the Deputies, given that ten amendments were incorporated by the Socialist Group - the majority of technical issues, although also referring to the tax scheme of 3 Canary Islands.

Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 07:51

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