As the film and TV industry is slowly getting back to work, big production companies are leading the way. On Wednesday, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) declared that they are restarting work in all platforms in India.
The company issued a statement, in which they stated that they have acquired the government’s permission for the same. As per rules, the company will follow all health, hygeine and sanitation measures. Also, the company is giving utmost priority towards the health of their cast, crew and partners. Further, no outsiders can come on sets.
In light of the changing scenario due to COVID-19, Sony has also readjusted their payment pattern. Unlike previously, when they used to release payments within a 90-day time period, the company will now release it in 30 days time. This will be effective from July, 2020 to December, 2020. As a gesture of support towards their cast and crew, the company is also bearing 100 percent of their COVID-19 insurance cost.
Those producers and people who are attached with Sony, are strictly given instructions to follow all the local and government guidelines. Failing which, the company can penalise them.
The television shows which have already started their work are Colors’ Shakti-Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, Choti Sarrdaarni, Barrister Babu and Dangal TV’s Pyar Ki Luka Chuppi have already begun shoots. Meanwhile, channels such as Sony TV, Zee TV and Star Plus will announce their date of resuming work soon.