Entertainment businesses are the most affected ones in the country due to the coronavirus Pandemic. Now Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had asked the industry to come up with an action plan on limited resumption of film shooting and post-production activities by the protocol.
He also sighted reopening of cinema halls or theaters anytime soon.
Although shooting and other production activities will remain suspended.
“The government would consider an action plan on how shooting and post-production activities can be resumed in a limited way by adhering to social distancing and other norms,” Thackeray was quoted as saying while he was in a talk with delegation of representatives of the entertainment industry, including the Marathi theatre, television and cinema.
“We have allowed industries, mtrade and shops to open by taking all the precautions. Commercial activities have also started in the state barring the containment zones,” an official statement quoted Thackeray as saying on the occasion.
The CM assured that his government will provide rent concessions to the production houses which have their sets erected in the Film City and supporting folk artists.
Recently the FWICE have sent a letter to CM demanding shootings and post-production work, to which the CM said it only can be considered in “non-red” zones in the state.
“However, care will have to be taken to ensure that locations for shooting a film are not situated in the containment zones and that the number of people on the sets and their hygiene is taken care of,” he stated. For studio work, guidelines will be issued.