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The Federation of Film Workers of West India (FWICE) wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday evening, calling for a return to work in the media and entertainment (M&E) industry. Film and television shooting are currently on hold due to the second wave of the Covid pandemic.
The letter is signed by FWICE Chief Advisor Ashoke Pandit, President BN Tiwari, Chief Advisor Sharad Shelar, General Secretary Ashok Dubey and Treasurer Gangeshwar Shrivastav. It reads: “Regarding the topic, we would like to draw your attention to the many requests that have been made to you by FWICE and the Coordinating Committee regarding our request to resume work in the M&E industry. our letters have received a response from your good offices and no decision has been taken on our requests.
“Sir, let us inform you that there are thousands of artists, workers and technicians who have been unemployed for a year and a half and the only source of income for them is from the M&E industry. This industry has provided work for thousands of dollars out of hand and allowing their families to earn their daily bread. However, the containment of the Industry has impacted the lives of these day laborers who have absolutely no other source of income. and are totally dependent on the work of Industry.
“The announcement of the extension of the confinement for another 15 days will really be a setback for these disadvantaged artists, workers and technicians and also for the economy of the Industry. Not only the workers but the producers are also hit hard with huge investments already We are the parent body of 32 different trades of artists, workers and technicians in the industry have received many calls from our members regarding their difficult survival conditions and asking us to start the work of industry.
“Sir, we hereby request that you provide us with special permission to resume the work of the monitoring and evaluation industry enabling these hundreds of thousands of day workers to earn a living and survive on their families during these most difficult times. work should resume in strict accordance with SOPs, government-issued guidelines, especially for the M&E industry.
“FWICE and the Coordinating Committee assure you that all government rules and regulations will be followed by each crew member and that all necessary precautions will be taken in each workplace.
“We look forward to your understanding, cooperation and authorization to resume work in the M&E sector accordingly,” the letter concludes.