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Film Editors File Complaint with FWICE, Drawing Attention to Problems in the OTT Sector

<p>The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has received a formal complaint from the Association of Film and Video Editors, which highlights the difficulties they face, especially with regard to over-the-top (OTT) material. The complaints include issues with costs, hours worked, and giving credit where credit is due in projects. The complaint has been supported by 245 editors in total, including well-known figures like Akanksha Gour, Shekhar Tiwari, Naman Arora, Aakash Gawali, Aarti Bajaj, Abhishek Seth, Ajay Yadav, Chetan Telgar, and Aseem Sinha.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-283991″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-film-editors-file-complaint-with-fwice-drawing-attention-to-problems-in-the-ott-se-750×500.jpg” alt=”theindiaprint.com film editors file complaint with fwice drawing attention to problems in the ott se” width=”1526″ height=”1017″ title=”Film Editors File Complaint with FWICE, Drawing Attention to Problems in the OTT Sector 24″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-film-editors-file-complaint-with-fwice-drawing-attention-to-problems-in-the-ott-se-750×500.jpg 750w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-film-editors-file-complaint-with-fwice-drawing-attention-to-problems-in-the-ott-se-1024×683.jpg 1024w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-film-editors-file-complaint-with-fwice-drawing-attention-to-problems-in-the-ott-se-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-film-editors-file-complaint-with-fwice-drawing-attention-to-problems-in-the-ott-se-1536×1024.jpg 1536w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-film-editors-file-complaint-with-fwice-drawing-attention-to-problems-in-the-ott-se-2048×1365.jpg 2048w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-film-editors-file-complaint-with-fwice-drawing-attention-to-problems-in-the-ott-se-150×100.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1526px) 100vw, 1526px” /></p>
<p>The editors have brought up many important points, one of which is credit acknowledgment. They claim that they are not given proper recognition and that they are unable to contact the union for redress. The editors also point out a number of real-world difficulties, such not being paid for meals or travel, having to work every day of the week, including holidays, and having to put in long hours—up to fifteen hours—at work.</p>
<p>Drawing the attention of production companies and streaming platforms to these issues is the main goal of the complaint filed with FWICE. In addition to writing letters to a number of production companies and film authorities, the editors have also reached out to major streaming providers such as Netflix, Amazon, and Zee. They are awaiting answers so they can set up meetings to discuss these problems.</p>
<p>The Federation of Western India Cine Employees is the umbrella organization for the Indian Cinema Associations. It is acknowledged as a major Mumbai, India, film industry worker’s union, having 500,000 members as of 2020.</p>
<p>The editors’ involvement with FWICE is an indication of their group endeavor to bring about change. Their hope is to work with streaming services, production companies, and film authorities to make the required changes to current agreements. The objective is to identify fair remedies for the issues listed in their complaint. In its capacity as the industry’s representative group, the FWICE declares its dedication to pursuing equitable remuneration and finding solutions to the problems editors encounter. Meetings with the relevant groups in the near future will be essential to resolving and correcting the issues brought up, with a focus on making sure that film and video editors have a fair and comfortable place to work.</p>
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