TV artistes, directors, producers unite for better industry

Three associations sign MoU

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:07, Jul 08,2017 | Updated: 00:08, Jul 09,2017


Speakers at the programme.

Three associations of television artistes, television programme producers and directors signed a memorandum of understanding to maintain a positive work environment in the entertainment industry at a programme held at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Friday.
The signing programme was attended by presidents and general secretaries of Television Programme Producers Association of Bangladesh, Directors’ Guild and Abhinay Shilpi Sangha and members of the three associations.
The MoU contains specific guidelines for producers, directors and actors.
‘The three associations signed a memorandum of understanding back in 2010 which stipulated work methods in the industry and contained guidelines for producers, directors and actors. But the previous move was not successful due to lack of coordination’, said Gazayet Rakayet, president of Directors’ Guild.
It’s high time that something is done for the betterment of the industry, added Rakayet.
‘The television industry is suffering for many reasons like lack of quality productions, low budget productions, airing of foreign serials and others. We need to work together and make quality programmes for the betterment of the industry’, said Iresh Zaker, general secretary of producers association.
‘Lack of coordination can ruin any industry. We can easily understand that by looking at our local film industry which is in total chaos. If we want to save the television industry we need to have some rules and guidelines,’ said Mamunur Rashid, president of producers association.
If we want to have a professional work environment in the industry we all must follow some rules and guidelines, which are applicable to all. The industry will fail if we do not work together, added Rashid, who also chaired the event.

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