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Centre Allows Film, TV Serial Shooting Under Strict Guidelines

BP World Bureau | Aug 24 2020 12:55:56 PM
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NEW DELHI: Prakash Javadekar, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting (I&B), announced the release of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for resuming shooting of films and TV programmes after consulting the Health and Home ministries. 

Minister Javadekar said that the shooting of films and TV serials can be started using these SOPs issued amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He also hopes that films and TV serials will generate more employment. 

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The general principle behind the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) would help create a safe working environment for both the cast and the crew. Mandatory 6 feet social distancing and wearing of masks are integral parts of the SOPs. 

Sharing of costumes, props, wigs, makeup, etc., shall be kept to the minimum and persons handling shared equipment should wear gloves.

Direct contact with a diaphragm of the mics shall be avoided and lapel mics shall be avoided.

SOPs suggested minimum crew during shoots.