Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) on Wednesday announced a free vaccination program for its members on June 15-16. The producer organization has about 6,000 registered members. In May, IMPPA had written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to set up a vaccination center for its members.
In their statement, the association said: “IMPPA is pleased to inform all members that during the Lockdown in 2020 and in the current lockdown it has considered it a privilege to have provided financial support to all members in need and now IMPPA in its meeting dt . 6/1/2021 has decided to arrange free vaccination for any member who submits the attached form which vaccination camp will be held at the IMPPA office on June 15 or 16, 2021.”
In addition, the association will facilitate vaccinations for spouses of members for a payment of Rs. 1000. Producers whose membership was valid until 2005 but has not been renewed for whatever reason are also eligible for the vaccination campaign.
Screenwriters Association (SWA) of India also announced a vaccination campaign in partnership with Netflix India on Wednesday. The SWA wrote in their announcement: “The welfare and safety of its members has always been the primary concern of the SWA. We wish you and your family members good health and a safe future. In our efforts to continually strive for the well-being of our members, we at SWA, in partnership with Netflix, have hosted a COVID19 vaccination camp for our writers members, completely free of charge. For now, we have 1000 doses available.”
COVID19 VACCINATION DRIVE BY SWA IN COLLABORATION WITH @NetflixIndia
(FOR SWA MEMBERS)
के सहयोग से एसडबल्यूए का कोविड19 वैक्सिनेशन अभियान
(एसडबल्यूए सदस्यों लिये)
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— SWA India Org (@swaindiaorg) June 2, 2021
Many production houses and studios are also taking the initiative to vaccinate their members, employees and crew for the Covid-19 pandemic, as they prepare to go to work once lockdown restrictions are eased.
Last month, Yash Raj Films (YRF) announced that the studio will sponsor Covid-19 vaccines for 30,000 members of (Federation of Western Cine Employees) FWICE through the Yash Chopra Foundation. FWICE had also written to CM Uddhav Thackeray to help them assign the vaccines.
Earlier this week, producer Sajid Nadiadwala of Nadiadwala and Grandsons also had more than 500 of his associates and their family members vaccinated, including the crew of Tiger Shroff’s Heropanti 2, Akshay Kumar’s Bachchan Pandey, Tadap and Salman Khan’s Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. Nadiadwala will be wearing yet another vaccination driver this week.
Last week, Reliance Entertainment ran a mega-vaccination campaign where they vaccinated their employees and their families.
On Monday, the Producers Guild of India (PGI), the association of Indian film, television and digital content producers, announced a vaccination campaign for its members and associated production crews, which started earlier this week.