Prakash Javadekar Announces New Guidelines for resuming film, TV shooting

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar has released standard operating procedure for media production.

Shivani Arora
Published on: 23 Aug 2020 9:15 AM GMT
Prakash Javadekar Announces New Guidelines for resuming film, TV shooting
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The coronavirus pandemic earlier this year shut down all kinds of production as the country and most of the world went under lockdown. Now, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar has released standard operating procedure for media production.

On Sunday, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar revealed new standard operating procedure (SOP) for media production in the country.

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The coronavirus pandemic earlier this year shut down all kinds of production as the country and most of the world went under lockdown.

Javadekar releases SOPs':

Javadekar on Twitter released guidelines regarding the shooting of movies, TV shows and other media productions. The minister urged producers to not expose higher risk employees (presumably those above the age of 60) to “frontline” work.

https://twitter.com/PrakashJavdekar/status/1297407242044502017

https://twitter.com/PrakashJavdekar/status/1297407253427847168

The new dos and don’ts also forbid sharing of costumes, hair wigs, makeup items, equipment, and use of PPEs by make-up artists and hair stylists. The guidelines also said stigmatization or unruly behaviour shall be dealt with strictly in coordination with the local authorities.

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Protective face masks, hand sanitisers, thermal screenings, physical distancing are deemed mandatory at the workplaces. Actors in front of the camera are exempt from face-masks. Additionally, only asymptomatic people will be allowed to take part in the productions. Audiences and those not part of the cast and crew will also be barred from the sets.

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Shivani Arora

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