The Producers Guild of India on Monday revealed that the body has drafted a fresh set of rules for shooting films, television and OTT series, which will be strictly adhered to once filming activity begins after the lockdown has been lifted. The new rules will be put in place once permission is granted by the government to resume shooting. This was revealed by the Guild along with a special note they posted on Twitter in order to thank Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
"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," tweeted @producers_guild.
Here are some of the measures advised by the guild:
- Each filming is different, hence specific risk-based measures
need to be established BEFORE it begins.
- Even after the decrease or termination of government preventive measures, the risk of
contagion will persist in the first weeks and months, if not longer.
- It is common during a content shoot for different professions to participate in multiple projects
simultaneously. Therefore, the risk on a content shoot is higher than in closed operations.
- Possible treatment, unless there are serious complications, lasts 3-6 weeks and is
accompanied by local quarantine measures. This can endanger the entire project and
should be taken seriously.
- The assessment of risks and the adoption of measures related to contagion must be part
of the complex risk analysis in accordance with the existing directives of government.
- Follow the risk assessment methods, then determine the technical and organizational
measures. Use the services of qualified professionals.
The Guild wishes to follow strict precautionary measures that will include maintaining social-distancing norms on sets, regular sanitising of filming locations and maintenance of cleanliness in restrooms. Protocol also demands that all cast, crew and on-set staff of a unit will have to report at least 45 minutes before commencement of a shoot.
(As per inputs from IANS)
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