TV show & film shooting to resume in Maharashtra’s non-containment zones
As per the government advisory, production teams should follow proper sanitisation protocol and operate at 33% of their original strength
As restrictions start to lift during lockdown 5.0, the Maharashtra government announced on Sunday that film and television shootings will be resuming in non-containment zones. A 16-page document with the guidelines was released for production teams to follow to minimise COVID risk on the sets, studios and editing facilities.
The document lists guidelines to follow for crowd control, equipment handling, casting, catering, accommodation for crew and other aspects of film production.
The teams are to operate at 33% of the original strength. The crew has been instructed to follow social distancing norms even during the shoot. Equipment used for the shooting, furniture and other electronic gadgets have to be sanitised before and after.
Hand sanitisers have been made mandatory on the sets and should be placed at multiple locations at prominent places across the studio. Posters and messages promoting respiratory hygiene should also be placed at regular intervals, according to the guidelines.
For television shows, the guidelines demand that all necessary permissions should be sought from the respective broadcasting company from the district collector of the location. All the workers and artists are expected to take the necessary precautions to minimise COVID risk during this phase. It's also mandatory for crew members to have the Arogya Setu app installed on their phones. Read the complete list of guidelines here.
Last week, the Tamil Nadu government had given a nod to resume TV and film shootings in the state.
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