Tamil Nadu government permits television industry to shoot serials with 60 members

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The relaxation has been allowed on the basis of a representation made by the Film Employees Federation of South India and the Tamil television industry

The Tamil Nadu government has on Saturday relaxed the norms for shooting small screen serials by permitting crews with 60 members to resume shooting from May 31 subject to the guidelines issued by the state and central governments.

The initial norms had allowed only 20 members. The relaxation has been given on the basis of a representation made by the Film Employees Federation of South India and the Tamil television industry, according to the Hindu.

The members of FEFSI and STEPS met Minister for Information and Publicity Kadambur Raju and conveyed that shooting with 20 members was quite impossible and sought the government’s intervention to increase the number of crew members.

Taking this into consideration, the Chief Minister has ordered that the shooting can resume on May 31 with 60-member crews including male and female actors, and technology assistants, said a Newss Minute report.

"For shooting in Chennai, permission should be taken from Chennai Corporation Commissioner and for other districts the permission should be obtained from respective district collector. For shooting serials the permission will be one time," said the report.

The guidelines for permitting shooting include the use of face masks by all the crew members and compliance with social distancing norms, washing of hands, sanitisation of the shooting sets including the vehicle used by the crew. However, the actors are exempted from wearing masks while shooting. Otherwise, the artistes should wear masks in the sets.

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