The Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE) has issued a fresh set of guidelines to be followed by members of the film industry in view of the partial lockdown imposed in Maharashtra till 30 April.
The guidelines have been issued in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country, particularly in Maharashtra.In a press release, The president of FWICE, B N Tiwari, general secretary Ashok Dubey, treasurer Gangeshwar Srivastav, and chief advisors Sharad Shelar with Ashok Pandit said, , “The office-bearers of FWICE had a Zoom meeting with the honourable chief minister, Shri Uddhav Thackeray. The FWICE has assured the CM that the industry will be responsible where the SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) of the COVID guidelines are concerned. FWICE in coordination with experts has laid down guidelines which all people involved in pre-production, shooting and post-production work will have to adhere to.”
The release further said, “These guidelines as of now will be applicable till 30 April 2021.” The guidelines are in addition to the earlier SOPs unveiled by the FWICE, as directed by the state government.