A letter has been submitted by The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, seeking permission to restart the post-production activities of film, shows, and other entertainment projects which are nearly completed.
Since several producers have invested crores of rupees into projects which are now languishing in uncertainty due to the lockdown. The letter was submitted on behalf of FWICE’s 32 different crafts of the workers and technicians of the industry with more than five lakh members.
“We would like to bring to your kind notice that there are numerous projects of the Media and Entertainment Industry which are halted due to lockdown and can be completed soon as only the post production activities such as editing, sound recording, music recording and others are pending. If permissions are given to carry out such post production activities of these projects, which can be done in closed studios with minimum workforce, it would be great relief to the producers who have poured in huge funds and that they shall be all set to release their projects immediately after the lockdown is lifted,” the letter read.
The members also assured to take the necessary guidelines given by the safety and security of the workers.
“We hope you to be considerate and thoughtful regarding our plea and provide us the necessary permissions to resume the post production activities for the stuck project of the media and entertainment industry,” the letter further read.