Western Cine employees strike will affect the shoot of TV serials. There would be no lights, camera and action in the TV world of glamour for the next few days. Shoot of almost 40 TV serials in Hindi and Marathi along with 10 Hindi film shoots are going to be affected by an indefinite strike. The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) will go on a strike from August 15 2017 if their demands of salary increment and eight-hour shift for workers are not met by producers.While producers and broadcasters are under panic over this as most of the TV serials are cut to cut with no banks and no shoots means no episodes to go on air as well. The body of producers are resolving the matter as early as possible. But it seems like for the next two days the shutters will be down in Mumbai’s Film City, Filmistan Studio, Future Studio, Click Nickson, Cinevista Studio and all shoot locations in Madh Island, Mira Road and Naigaon.These are the places we’re most of the TV serials and films are been shot. In 2015, Western Cine Employees went on a strike for over a week. In that particular phase, there were no serials running on the Television. Instead, the makers were showing the old episodes during that time. The Same thing is about to happen again as Western Cine Employees calls strike due to the unfulfillment of their demands.Taking about the same The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) President Birendra Nath Tiwari said, “It has been two years but none of our demands have been fulfilled. We have not demanded anything more, the demands are just the same as made in the year 2015. We don’t have any problem with film (producers) but there is exploitation in television.” The FWICE has sent notice to Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA), The Film and Television Producers Guild of India Ltd, Indian Film and TV Producers Council (IFTPC) and Western Indian Film Producers Association (WIFPA).The notice has been issued to the television channels, advertising companies and the police headquarters as well. The body has threatened to go on strike from August 15 if the demands are not met. Tiwari further said from Saturday the members will go on the sets to inform about the strike. The FWICE has a total of 2,50,000 workers as their members. And most of the shoots in Mumbai that happen employ these people. There will no shoot post midnight 14 the August, till the producers body meet the federation people and resolve this.
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