CHENNAI: In a measure of relief for the Kollywood film industry that is in dire straits with tens of crores of rupees blocked since the Covid-19 lockdown for the past 50 days, the Tamil Nadu government allowed resumption of post-production activities alone from May 11.
The decision is in response to appeals made to the Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami recently by the Film Producers Council and the Small Screen production houses that a large number of films and serials in the post-production stage were unable to be completed due to the lockdown.
An official release here on Friday said that the following post-production activities will be permitted from May 11: Editing (with maximum of five persons), dubbing (with maximum of five persons), computer and visual graphics (ten to 15 persons maximum), colour grading known as DI (maximum five persons) and sound design/mixing (five persons maximum).
Production houses should get the approvals from the concerned authorities before re-commencing their post-production activities, the release said. They should strictly observe the social distance norm, each person employed in these activities should necessarily wear facial masks, use hand sanitizers and disinfect the premises. They should abide by all the other lockdown rules of both the Central and State governments, it added.