An Appeal To All Members Of The Film and TV Fraternity

TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE FILM and TV FRATERNITY

The following ‘FAIR PRACTICES’ are in accordance with FWICE Guidelines, Labour Law and established norms of ‘HEALTH and SAFETY’.

All members should work strictly on an 8 Hr. Shift Basis. Any extension should not exceed an additional 4 Hrs. A single working day should not exceed a maximum of 1/2 Hrs.
All Meal Breaks should be strictly adhered to 1 Hour for Lunch and Dinner & 1/2 Hour for Breakfast and Evening Snack.
Breaks should be taken at prescribed times depending on Shift Timings.
A minimum Turn Around time of 12 Hrs. between consecutive Call Times is a must.
Allowances on Outdoor Shoots and Conveyance Charges for in-Mumbai Shoots are payable by all Producers.
All Professional Assignments should be formalized by a written Contract, Deal Memo or MOU before starting work; A signed copy should be with both Parties; which should be registered with the respective Unions.
In case of Disputes the respective Association should be the primary Arbitrator.

A detailed booklet, “Rights and Reponsibilities” of the Cinematographer is available at WICA Office
A Legal Consultant has been appointed by WICA, for Consultation by Members on Professional matters.

TO ALL PRODUCERS OF THE FILM and TV FRATERNITY

We were given INDUSTRY Status in May 1998, since then our Industry has grown exponentially.
The Quality and Quantity of our Production has taken quantum leaps. Our workforce has grown in SIZE and EXPERTISE.
Why do we get a sense that the WELFARE of our Technicians and Workers is being compromised?
Let us HONOUR the Basic Work Ethic. Let us ensure that we abide by the prescribed norms of

• SHIFT TIMINGS •
• BREAK TIMINGS •
• FAIR WAGES and ALLOWANCE •
• FAIR CONTRACTS •
ensure the
• HEALTH and SAFETY •
of our Workers

…..and make our Industry conducive for CREATIVE WORK.

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  1. S.Goggi 26 August, 2014 at 15:33 Reply

    Hello sir / madam,
    Greetings of the day.as iam in practice of cinematography from past several years,in different places of India.as my dad was in Army.I came to know about W I C A by one of my friend,Mr.S.Dutta when I met him in Hyderabad, shooting schedule. So,I would like to take membership in esteemed Union ‘W I C A’.please guide me to do so.
    Thanking you in anticipation
    SRIDHAR GOGGI
    CONTACT: 094 4005 9755 / 0944 I11 0404

  2. Ajay Shetty 18 August, 2015 at 22:59 Reply

    I appreciate the recent stand WICA has taken against foreign cameraman working in India without proper permit.After all Indian cameramen cannot shoot in UK for their production .So why should we have to take it lying down unless it is a special case.
    These days Models are imported cheap and it is accepted here because they are fair skin.Then it does affect the job that is snatched away from local person.And when this happens in large scale,it can be bad in the long run.

    Ajay Shetty

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