Tamil film producers and FEFSI (Film Employees Federation of South India) on Monday urged the Tamil Nadu government to allow post-production activities such as editing, dubbing, VFX, background music (BGM) score which are stuck due to nationwide lockdown.
In a representation made to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, the producers said over Rs 500 crore of investment are stuck due to the lockdown, which includes films which are in post-production stage.
Noting that it will be difficult for the government to allow shooting with many people in Chennai since it is in the Red Zone, the producers urged the government to at least allow post – production activities to complete the films that are already shot.
“We Tamil film producers along with FEFSI Union of workers undertake and guarantee to ensure social distancing of the people involved in post-production with all the precautions like sanitizing the places where we will be working and making all the people involved in the work wear masks and gloves,” the statement added.
The producers also highlighted that the government of Kerala has already permitted all the post-production activities with less than five people working at a time.
The representation was handed over by producer G. Dhananjayan to Information and Publicity minister Kadambur Raju.