MUMBAI: The Producers Guild of India has set up a Relief Fund for daily wage earners impacted by the complete shutdown of film, television and OTT productions owing to the COVID-19 epidemic.
"In light of the complete shutdown of all production-related activities for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there is bound to be a significant impact on the lives and livelihoods of daily wage earners in the industry. The Producers Guild has decided to set up a Relief Fund to help support those most affected by the shutdown. We would encourage the entire fraternity to contribute to the Fund, to ensure that we can do all we can to minimise the disruption in the lives of our valued colleagues and associates in this difficult time," said The Producers Guild of India President Siddharth Roy Kapur in a press release.
The release said that anyone intending to contribute can mail the Guild at
Meanwhile, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has decided to organise the distribution of ration and basic materials of daily needs for the needy members of all its affiliates for a week from 22 Sunday March.
The federation has appealed to all the producers, technicians and others film and television personalities to come forward and lend a hand in its fight against Coronavirus.