Actors agree to pay cut; A.M.M.A executive meeting in containment zone halted midway
Kochi: The Association of Malayalam Movies Artistes (A.M.M.A) summoned a meeting of its executive committee members to discuss reducing the remuneration amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
It is reported that the actors have expressed willingness to slash their remuneration by 50 percent as demanded by the producers’ association. A.M.M.A will inform the decision to the producers’ association.
Meanwhile, the meeting of A.M.MA, which was held at Holiday Inn hotel in Chakkarapparambu here was stopped midway. It is reported that as Chakkaraparambu was identified as a containment zone, the officials directed to close the hotel where the association summoned the meeting.
Earlier, the Film Producers’ Association demanded that the actors should reduce their remuneration in view of the financial crisis due to COVID-19 outbreak. They proposed that actors including superstars should reduce their remuneration by 50 percent.
Some actors expressed dissent against producers for making such a demand without consulting the organisations in the film industry. Following this, A.M.M.A summoned the meeting of executive committee members.
At the same time, A.M.M.A opposed the producers’ decision to cancel the shooting of new movies. The association pointed out that the actors went jobless as the shooting was interrupted for more than 100 days. Hence, shootings should be resumed. A.M.M.A declared that the actors will cooperate with new movies.
However, as the meeting was interrupted, A.M.M.A did not confirm the decisions yet, reports said.