Producer association urges members to clear dues of all artists and employees
On Friday, the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) issued a statement urging all the members to settle the pending bills and clear payments of all their employees, technicians, artists, and other workers.
IMPPA in its official statement said, “As all members are aware that the situation of daily wage workers, technicians, and artists who have not yet been paid the dues for their working for our members has become very serious due to further extension of the lockdown by the Government.“We are aware that our members are also having liquidity crunch and are facing difficulties but on the humanitarian ground, we request all our members who have taken work from any of their employees, workers, artists and technicians for any of their productions to clear their dues as much as possible as they are more vulnerable in these trying times and to ensure that they get enough money to fulfill their daily need.”
All members are requested to do the needful and pay the dues of their employees, workers, artists, and technicians as soon as possible to enable them to survive with dignity in these difficult times,” it added.
Due to the pandemic onslaught of coronavirus, all the shoots, production work, and other projects of the Indian entertainment industry got stalled since March 19. With the increasing weeks of nationwide lockdown, IMPPA raised the call for clearance of dues of all the employees, artists, and especially the daily wage workers to help them financially during such trying times. The financial crisis has emerged as another pandemic along with Covid-19, and with many losing their source of income, fear of dying from hunger became a bigger concern than corona.
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