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TN Government permits post-production work for movies and small screens

The Tamil Nadu government has given permission for Tamil film industry to resume the post-production work starting from May 11.

 TN Government permits post-production work for movies and small screens
The Tamil Nadu government has given permission for Tamil film industry to resume the post-production work starting from May 11.

Few days ago, the president of Film Employees Federation of South India association (FEFSI) - RK Selvamani wrote a note to the Tamil Nadu government requesting permission to resume post-production work of films and TV shows.

Following that, Tamil Nadu government has now apparently granted permission to filmmakers to resume with the post-production post-production duties such as dubbing, re-recording, computer graphics, visual effects and sound mixing works in the state from May 11 onwards, which have been pending for more than two months now.

The decision has come a week after other industries in the state were allowed to operate with certain regulations, like to have a maximum of 5 people to work on a project in a studio. The crew should also were masks and maintain social distancing. The makers of films and TV soaps, who are planning to work during the lockdown, should get permission from the concerned authorities and give details about their nature of work.

The lockdown has badly affected the film industry. Many daily wage workers and small-time actors have lost their livelihood due to the industry's indefinite shutdown.

G. Dhananjayan, film producer said that there were nearly 50 projects, stuck in various stages of post-production, on which work would now resume. “We had appealed to the government that even if it is unclear as to when movies can release, we should be allowed to finish post-production work on pending projects. We were asked to ensure that safety norms would be followed and that technicians would adhere to the rules with regard to how many people are allowed to work together at a time,” he said.

FEFSI members and many other producers in the industry have now thanked the state government for allowing them to resume their duties.

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