In collaboration with the Indonesian Film Agency (BPI), the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) has begun discussions on challenges faced by film workers in the country and prepared protocols to rescue the film industry reeling from the impact of the pandemic.
"Covid-19 has posed severe challenges to the film industry, not only cinema but also production. We are providing various protocols to deal with the new conditions," Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Wishnutama Kusubandio stated during a virtual conference on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
After drafting, a protocol will be tested to cover health and safety aspects.
"If the protocol is ready, we will conduct simulations and trials, as economic life must continue. This is prepared for ensuring better conditions than what they are today," he explained.
Meanwhile, Dewi Umaya, deputy chairperson of BPI, remarked that her party had, until now, continued to coordinate with the government to prepare protocols that will later be forwarded to stakeholders.
"After being compiled in the near future, the stakeholders will be notified on it. These protocols must undoubtedly be in accordance with all parties. Later, this protocol will be sent to the government and seen by the Task Force," Umaya remarked. (antara)