IMPPA asks filmmakers to clear outstanding dues of industry professionals
All film shoots have been halted since the nationwide lockdown came into effect in March leaving numerous representatives in the film industry such as daily wage labourers, technical professionals and actors without a means to earn a living.
The Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA) which represents the interests of these workers, has released a statement addressed to filmmakers. IMPPA has asked filmmakers to clear all and any pending dues of employees, daily wage workers, technicians and artistes so that they may continue to live with dignity.
The statement reads: “As all members are aware that the situation of daily wage workers, technicians and artistes 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 humanitarian ground, we request all our members who have taken work from any of their employees, daily wage workers, artistes 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 fulfil their daily needs.
All members are requested to do the needful and pay the dues of their employees, daily wage workers, artistes and technicians as soon as possible to enable them to survive with dignity in these difficult times.”