The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) on Tuesday wrote a letter to Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray seeking permission to restart post-production activities of films and other entertainment shows that are nearing completion.
FWICE is a mother body of 32 different crafts of the workers and technicians of the media and entertainment industry with more than 5 lakh members under its fold.
“With the huge number of producers investing crores of rupees into projects which have been lying ideal with absolutely no future projections due to sudden lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” the letter stated.
The film association noted that numerous projects halted due to lockdown can be completed soon if 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,” FWICE’s letter added.
“Your permission to us to continue with the post production activities of such projects nearing completion can give a little sigh of relief to these producers with assurance of early release of projects ensuring some returns of the funds,” it added.
Last week, Tamil Government allowed the film industry to resume with post production activities from May 11 with limited staff. The order was in response to a request made by Tamil film and television producers seeking permission to resume post production activities to complete several projects pending for completion.