The Federation of Western India Cine Employees has requested the chief minister of Maharashtra to allow permission to resume post-production work for the Media and Entertainment Industry. In a letter sent to the Uddhav Thackeray, the FWICE has said, “We hereby would like to inform you that we are the representatives of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees, Mumbai which is the mother body of 32 different crafts of the workers and technicians of the Media and Entertainment Industry sheltering more than 5 lakh members under its huge umbrella.”
The letter further adds, “sir, as you are well aware that the Media and Entertainment industry is the largest revenue-generating industry which plays an important role in the economy of the country. With the huge number of producers investing crore’s of rupees into projects which have been lying ideal with absolute no future projections due to sudden lockdown amid the COVID – 19 pandemic.”
The letter further states, “with reference to the subject matter, 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 a minimum workforce, it would be a great relief to the producers who have poured in hedge funds and that they shall be all set to release their projects immediately after the lockdown is lifted.”
The letter ends with the request to grant permission to continue with the post-production activities of such projects nearing completions can give a little sigh to relief to these producers with an assurance of early release of projects ensuring some returns of the Funds Invested.
FWICE promises to comply with all the necessary guidelines pertaining to the health, safety, and security of the workers involved in such Post Production activities if permitted to do so.