Theatres were shut and shootings were stalled even before the nationwide lockdown was put into charge. Currently under lockdown 4.0, the Indian government has allowed a few relaxations and with resumed operations, one must follow safety measures issued to them.
Two months and now, the entertainment industry is looking forward to getting back on their feet. The Producers Guild of India will start the Film and TV industry work amid the lockdown with certain protocols. The committee requested the same to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackery. And well, he has considered their request!
Sharing this news on Twitter, the Producers Guild of India expressed their gratitude towards the Maharashtra government for paying heed to their request. See:
Thank you @CMOMaharashtra for considering requests from the Film & TV industry to resume work safely. In the link below are the Guild’s recommended SOPs, to be instituted whenever we are granted permission to resume production activities.https://t.co/qTUvz1iKaM
— producersguildindia (@producers_guild) May 25, 2020
A new protocol and set of precautionary measures has been issued by the Producers Guild of India that needs to be strictly followed by each department. Every crew member will be provided with a triple layer medical mask and gloves, mandatory to wear during the entire shoot. Monthly swab tests like microbiology labs will check the sanitization of the studio, sets and office. Also, people over the age of 60 or with health issues will need to work from home.