The world’s two leading movie industries have signed a pact to strengthen production, distribution and commercial ties.
The pact was signed between the city of Los Angeles – home to Hollywood – and the Indian film industry at a prominent movie studio in Los Angeles, according to a release issued by the Motion Picture Association of America.
The popular American and Indian film industries – Hollywood and Bollywood – produce the majority of commercial cinema in the world.
The pact also aims at co-productions and encourages Indian filmmakers to shoot in the United States.
Earlier this year the two industries pledged to crack down on movie piracy.
He said Indian filmmakers looked forward to “working with the city of Los Angeles to increase Indian productions here”.
The mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa said seven Bollywood movies had been filmed in Los Angeles last year and he hoped more would be made.