Centre permits capturing of movies, TV programmes; points SOPs to observe

Mukesh Ranjan
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 23

The Centre on Sunday introduced the discharge of normal working procedures (SOPs) for resuming capturing of movies and TV programmes.

Announcing the choice, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javedkar, in an official video assertion, stated, the movie business offers employment to a number of individuals, and contributes to the nation’s financial system, and so it’s time to permit the business to work below the set system amid the warfare in opposition to COVID-19 pandemic. 

The SOPs for capturing of movies and TV programmes:

  • Minimum forged and crew throughout shootings.
  • Visitors and viewers not allowed on units.
  • Coordination with native authorities throughout out of doors shootings.
  • Regular sanitisation of units, make-up rooms, vainness, and washrooms and so forth.
  • Adequate provisions of for gloves, boots, masks, PPE and so forth.
  • Designated entry and exit factors for shoot areas.
  • Social distancing norms of six ft in recording studios, enhancing rooms and so forth, to be adopted.
  • Scenes, sequences, digital camera areas, crew place, seating, catering to observe social distancing.
  • Only those that are in entrance of the digital camera shall be allowed with out the face masks.
  • Minimum sharing of costumes, wigs, make-up gadgets.
  • Make-up artists, hair stylists to make use of PPE.

 “Today, we’re laying SOPs as per the worldwide expertise with the session of the Home Ministry and the Health ministry. This shall be welcomed by the movie business as a result of it (the business) is a crucial side of the financial system and it employs thousands and thousands of individuals”, the Minister said, adding: “We have issued this to facilitate the production activity to resume and in all respects”.

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