Top Story

Home >> Media-TV >> Article

FWICE Vs Producers: Strike continues officially; but shooting expected to begin from today

24-November-2008
Font Size   16
FWICE Vs Producers: Strike continues officially; but shooting expected to begin from today

There is some positive development in the standoff between the producers and the Federation of Western India Cine Workers (FWICE) with the FWICE officials informing that the shooting for all shows would commence full-fledged from November 24, 2008. In a conversation with exchange4media, Dinesh Chaturvedi, General Secretary, FWICE, informed, “There is some work that has begun already and by November 24, the shooting would begin full-fledged for all the shows.”

Chaturvedi was also quick to inform that the issues between the Federation and the producers had not been completely resolved as yet. The FWICE had met on November 21 and formed of a core committee of 12 members that would negotiate with the producers to resolve all the surrounding issues between the two parties. Chaturvedi said that he expected these issues to be resolved latest by December 10, 2008.

When exchange4media spoke to various broadcasters on this, everyone said that they were “hopeful that the shooting would begin on Monday, but have as yet not been officially informed on this by the Federation”. One of the broadcasters said, “Officially, the strike is still on, but our producers have informed us that they have spoken to their respective units and they would begin work on Monday.”

The advertisers, in the meanwhile, are looking at cancelling release orders and holding back campaigns unless this problem is solved. The fact that shooting would commence from November 24 would come as relief to both advertisers that were banking on Hindi GECs for their campaigns, and for the broadcasters as well. However, with the recent scene of the strike being called off only to be brought on again in less than 24 hours has left most in a ‘wait-and-watch’ mode.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed on November 19 has been scrapped. As per the MOU, the two parties had decided on the wages that the producers would pay to the various crafts that form the FWICE. However, the Federation officials were of the opinion that all the 22 crafts were not represented in the MOU signed.

The MoU signed on November 19 also mentioned that it would supersede all previous MoUs and contracts in relation to the wages and working conditions. The workers had reacted strongly against the MoU, and the Federation officers who had signed it were left with little choice but to back out.

Also read:

FWICE Vs Producers: Hindi GEC programming problems back to square one

FWICE Vs Producers: Strike called off; channels to decide on date to begin airing fresh programming

Tags

Varun Raina, Marketing Manager, Airbnb India speaks to exchange4media about the successful #LiveThere campaign and how Bollywood helps them connect with its young consumer

Tim Castree is all praises for his team in India and trusts it to be a result of “an excellent execution of agency’s global strategy” headed by Kartik Sharma

Siddharth Dabhade says Criteo’s technology allows brands to engage with shoppers, create relevant experience on retail apps, thereby driving sales and profits

Shantanu Gangane says OTT platform Viu plans around 20+ originals and is all set to enter the Tamil market with a mix of syndicated and original content

right
left
OFF THE CUFF HAS JOURNALIST ARUN SHOURIE IN CONVERSATION WITH SHEKHAR GUPTA IN MUMBAI IAA HOSTS FIRST INDIAA REGIONAL AWARDS (TELUGU) IN HYDERABAD BREAK THE CEILING TOUCH THE SKY 2018 SEES OVERWHELMING INDUSTRY PARTICIPATION 10TH EDITION OF ABC EUREKA AWARDS IN MUMBAI CELEBRATES WORK OF PARTNER AGENCIES EMINENT JURY PICKS LOUDEST’S 100 MOST POWERFUL INDIAN MUSIC BUSINESS LEADERS MODE LOFT BY SABGROUP LAUNCHES SIGNATURE MENSWEAR POWER DRESSING CLOTHING LINE TOP MARKETERS DISCUSS ART AND SCIENCE OF EFFECTIVE LISTENING @PITCH CMO SUMMIT 2018, DELHI THIRD SEASON OF ‘INDIA’S TOP DIGITAL PLANNERS’ RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE IN THE DIGITAL INDUSTRY WOMEN ECONOMIC FORUM 2018 SEES DISTINGUISHED GLOBAL PERSONALITIES IN ATTENDANCE PEPPER CREATIVE AWARDS 2018 RECOGNIZE THE BEST IN ADVERTISING IN SOUTH INDIA RADIO CITY’S POWER OF RADIO MEET HOSTS TOP ADVERTISING INDUSTRY LEADERS TOP INDUSTRY PERSONALITIES ATTEND ZOOM-MYNTRA EVENING TO CELEBRATE THEIR PARTNERSHIP LEADING MARKETERS, EXPERTS SHARE INSIGHTS ON DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION @ADOBE SYMPOSIUM IN MUMBAI NICKELODEON TRADE PARTY SEES MARKETING INDUSTRY LEADERS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN ATTENDANCE GOLDEN MIKES RADIO ADVERTISING AWARDS 2018 RECOGNIZE INDUSTRY’S MOST DESERVING ACHIEVERS AIMA MANAGING INDIA AWARDS HONOUR THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY BW BUSINESSWORLD’S GREAT INDIA DEBATE BRINGS TOGETHER INTELLECTUALS ACROSS INDUSTRY SECTORS BW BUSINESSWORLD SMART CITIES CONCLAVE PATNA 2018 SEES EMINENT INDUSTRY LEADERS IN ATTENDANCE EMINENT JURY PICKS WINNERS OF GOLDEN MIKES RADIO ADVERTISING AWARDS MADDYS 2018 SEE TOP ADVERTISING AND MARKETING INDUSTRY LEADERS IN ATTENDANCE

Gupta worked at Marico as the Group Product Head for the male grooming category

The ad which was shot on Monday in Mumbai’s Film City in Goregaon is slated to go on air in July.

The campaigns that won at The Abby's are not going to Cannes this year. The agency has chosen a different set of campaigns for the international festival of creativity