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.

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