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Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for resuming shooting of films and TV programmes

New Delhi:24 /8/20:The standard operating procedures (SOPs) for resuming shooting of films and TV programmes are applicable to all media production, including web series, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry said on Monday.

The ministry’s clarification comes a day after it announced the SOPs for resuming shooting of films and TV programmes.

It said the guiding principles and SOPs on preventive measures for media production to contain the spread of COVID-19 are applicable to “all media production including the shooting of films, television production, web series and all forms of content creation in the electronic and film medium”.

The guiding principles and SOPs for resuming shooting of films and TV programmes included measures such as social distancing and mandatory use of face covers or masks for cast and crew, except for actors in front of the camera.

The I&B ministry SOPs stated that physical distancing of at least six feet must be followed as far as feasible at all locations at all times, while sitting, standing in queues, among others.

Aspects such as scenes, sequences, set-ups, camera locations, positions of various crew members, seating arrangements, food and catering arrangements, staggered meal timings should be planned while giving due consideration to physical distancing norms, according to the I&B ministry document.

Among other steps, it also stated that measures should be taken by the production team to involve a minimum number of cast and crew members during the shoot

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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