No TV shoots to resume from June-end, says FWICE

No TV shoots to resume from June-end, says FWICE

Television and film shoots have been suspended since March-end. However, the TV industry saw a ray of hope when Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) president BN Tiwari, just a week ago, said that the shoots could resume from June-end. In an interview, FWICE President BN Tiwari said that TV show shoots would resume by June-end with several guidelines in place. However, FWICE General Secretary Ashok Dubey has called these guidelines 'false and baseless'.

Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association or IMPPA has issued a statement, signed on behalf of President TP Aggarwal by Anil Nagrath, secretary of IMPPA, who spoke to Ashok Dubey regarding the resuming of TV shoots. Dubey refuted the reports of FWICE issuing such conditions for resuming shoot.

The statement from IMPPA reads: We have been informed by many members that they have come across many messages from FWICE in the press, electronic and social media including latest WhatsApp message being circulated specifying the names of office bearers of FWICE stating that shooting of TV serials shall start from June end for which FWICE has issued guidelines that one inspector and ambulance shall have to be present on the sets at all times and though only 50% workers will be allowed to work, the producer will have to pay all the workers and if anything untoward happens to any worker due to Corona virus, the concerned Producer will have to pay compensation of Rs. 50 lakhs to that worker.

To verify the authenticity of the news, as no such decision or guidelines have ever been agreed to by all the Producers' Associations, the undersigned spoke to Mr. Ashok Dubey, Gen Secretary of FWICE who informed that all such news and information of such decisions and guidelines being implemented by FWICE was totally false and baseless as no such decision has been taken till date. FWICE also confirmed that no such decision or guideline shall be finalised unless all the Producers' Associations agree to the same and therefore, we have to inform all producers and everyone else concerned with the Film and Entertainment industry that any decision or guideline relating to the industry restarting after Corona virus or any such matter shall be valid and subsisting only if the same is counter signed and authenticated besides FWICE by all the Producers' Association's including by President of IMPPA.

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