The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has penned a special letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray urging to provide special permission to restart TV and film productions in the state.
The Maharastra government suspended all the shoots in April owing to rising Covid-19 cases. As a result, many TV and film shoots moved out of the state and currently shooting in the bio-bubble format. Now as the Maharashtra government extended the lockdown-like curbs till June 15, FWICE has asked for special permissions to resume the shoot.
In the letter sent to the CM, the FWICE has stated that the media and entertainment (M&E) sector has been severely affected by the coronavirus-forced state-wide lockdown.
The letter read, “With reference to the subject matter, we would like to draw your attention to the numerous requests sent to you by the FWICE and the coordination committee regarding our request for resumption of work in the M&E Industry. However, none of our…