Advertisement

Federation of Western India Cine Employee (FWICE) releases regulations to follow on sets for film shoots

With Corona Crisis doing enough damage, the Federation of Western India Cine Employee association issued directions to follow on the sets from now on to avoid unnecessary damage to health of cinema workers.
by Anoop Sai Bandi | May 15, 2020 11:02 IST
Federation of Western India Cine Employee (FWICE) releases regulations to follow on sets for film shoots

Because of the huge loss incurred by the lockdown, film workers & wagers are suffering and thriving to have their daily bread on their plate. Inregardance with this, BN Tiwari, president of the Federation of Western India Cine Employee (FWICE), revealed that they've framed certain regulations that must be followed by the producers to conduct the shoot.
 
1. FWICE has started tutoring everyone on how to wear a mask and use sanitizer. Every set will have an inspector, who will examine who is wearing a mask and who is not. Until the workers get used to it, the inspector will continue to be there.
 
2. If a worker dies of the COVID-19, the channel and producer will have to pay a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the worker’s family and also should take care of their medical expenses. For accidental deaths, producers have given Rs 40-42 lakh but FWICE has kept the minimum compensation amount to Rs 50 lakh. This will boost the confidence of the workers, who will be ensured that if something happens to them the producers will take care of their family, and will look forward to coming to work.
 
3. During a shoot, there are over a hundred persons on the sets. But, as per the circumstances, producers will have to manage with 50% of the unit. Makers will also have to affirm that the remaining 50% is working in shifts so that no one goes jobless. People over 50 years of age have been asked to stay at home for the next 3 months, as they are more prone to COVID-19 than the others.
 
4. An ambulance needs to be present all the time on the sets in case of an emergency.
 
Federation of Western India Cine Employees will soon conduct an online meeting with the producers and channel heads regarding the new guidelines.


Advertisement


Advertisement


Top