IMPPA urges producers to clear dues of artistes and technicians
It has been reported that the film and television producers have not paid their employees since the start of the lockdown
The Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) has urged its members to clear dues of daily wage workers and artistes. It has been reported that the film and television producers have not paid their employees since the start of the lockdown. The issue came to wider notice after the recent suicide of television actor Manmeet Grewal over financial difficulties. The actor was reportedly not paid for over a year and had run into debts.
“As all members are aware that the situation of the worker’s 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,” IMPPA noted in its letter.
“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, 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,” it added.