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Producers' association warns against fake news of production restarting

IMPPA urges people not to trust fake news spreading in the name of FWICE

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MUMBAI: Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association (IMPPA) has appealed to people not to fall prey to false and baseless information regarding re-starting of shooting.

IMPPA in a press release said that they have been informed by many members who have come across messages being spread in the press and social media in the name of Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE). The official release by IMPPA also mentioned the latest WhatsApp message being circulated in the name of the office-bearers of FWICE.

According IMPPA, the false news spreading on social media in the name of FWICE states: “Shooting of TV serials shall start from June end for which FWICE has issued guidelines that one inspector and ambulance shall have to be present on sets at all times and though only 50 per cent workers will be allowed to work, the producers will have to pay workers and if anything untoward happens to any worker due to Covid2019, the concerned producer will have to pay compensation of Rs 50 lakh  to that worker.”

To verify the details, IMPPA spoke to FWICE general secretary Ashok Dubey who informed that all these guidelines and directions circulated in the name of FWICE are totally false and baseless.

FWICE also confirmed that no such decision or guideline shall be finalized unless all the producers’ association agrees to the same. It also made it clear that the decision to restart shoot post Covid-2019 pandemic shall be valid and subsisting only if the same is countersigned and authenticated by FWICE and the producers’ association and the president of IMPAA.

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