FWICE Plea to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray: Let Us Resume Post-Production Work

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (Photo Credits: ANI/File)

Mumbai, May 19: The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday, seeking consent for resume postsecondary work from the entertainment and media market.

The letter, signed by Ashoke Pandit, main advisor of FWICE, reads: “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 perm issions 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 a great relief to the producers who have poured in huge funds and that they shall be all set to release their projects immediately after the lockdown is lifted.”

The letter further reads: “We assure you of complying 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.” FWICE is the movie sector employees’ union based in Mumbai. As of 2020 it’s 5,00,000 members.