Morocco puts US$619,000 into local film and TV production

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Morocco has earmarked 5 million dirhams to promote national audiovisual production, said Communication Minister and Spokesman for the government, Khalid Naciri on Tuesday. It may be a relatively small sum but it is a great deal more than most other countries in Africa.

Speaking during the House of Advisors' question time, Naciri said that national TV channels wield limited resources in comparison with other channels, adding that the policy led in this realm is based on the merits of the production projects.

In order to ensure good quality, the minister underlined the need to grant enough time to both shooting and production.