Tamil Nadu film producers are seeking to complete the post-production of pending movies as the Indian government resorts to gradually ease the lockdown. A joint letter was written to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami by Tamil Nadu film producers and FEFSI Union of Workers, seeking permission to resume post-production activities.
The letter said, “Tamil film industry has over Rs 500 Crore investment locked due to this lockdown, including films for which post-production activities are pending. While we understand the permission to allow the shooting with many people involved of the films is difficult since Chennai city is still under red zone, we appeal to you to consider the resumption of post-production activities so that we can at least complete our films which were already shot.”
The unions assure that they will ensure all necessary safety measures for workers involved in post-production. They said, “We guarantee to ensure social distancing of the people involved in post-production with all precautions like sanitizing the places where we will be working, and ensuring masks and gloves for all the people involved in these activities.”
The letter also pointed out how in Kerala, the government has already allowed post-production work, with less than five people working at a time.