Millennium Post (Kolkata)
Film bodies urge CM to allow post-production
The coordination committee of the media and the entertainment industry, which comprises of film bodies like ‘Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association’ (IMPPA), ‘Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association’ (IFTDA), ‘Federation of Western India Cine Employees’ (FWICE) and ‘Cine and TV Artistes’ Association’ (CINTAA), wrote to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra requesting a few permissions and initiatives to be allowed during the ongoing 15-day curfew in the state.
While expressing that the industry will be shut for 15 days, the letter urged that post-production work in a closed environment should be allowed so that the content can be edited for broadcasting.
Furthermore, they also requested that to avoid losses to producers, setting work should be allowed, just like construction workers, subject to those engaged with set building stay at the set with all precautions.
The financial package announced for daily wage earners should also be extended to the M&E workers, technicians and actors as requested by the letter. Lastly, the body urged that vaccination centers at the ‘Film City’ and in the Mira-Bhayander region, catering to film and TV workers should be set up, if possible.
Following the curfew announcement, shoots of several big films were halted. According to reports, the new guidelines led to films like Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Pathan’ and Salman Khan starrer ‘Tiger 3’ to put their shoot on hold temporarily.