Resolution approved in Special EC meeting dated 19th April 2017
I propose that we should remove Clause 8(d) of our constitution, which reads as follows-
- CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP
- d) If he or she (member) seeks or gets employment through the Association of Film Agents.
To the best of my knowledge the said Association is now known as Cine Agents Combine, members of which are also called Suppliers and their services are used by the Producers to fulfill the requirement of Background Artistes.
As we all are well aware that several of our members are already regularly working as background artistes and it is practically very difficult to identify such members and cancel their membership, so we might as well allow them to seek regular work through CAC. Moreover at times, due to the uncertain nature of our profession, members facing financial difficulty have no other choice but to accept whatever work helps them to make ends meet. Hence, we need to evolve our membership rules keeping in view the practical reality of our times.
By removing this clause, we may in future even seek an alliance with Cine Agents Combine to help interested members. In fact, in an informal conversation with me, their Office-bearers had mentioned that they might be able to help our members in getting One-two days acting assignments as well and clear their payments on the spot. This might become a stepping-stone towards eliminating the exploitation of our members by some unscrupulous Coordinators.
For those willing to take-up assignments through CAC, the minimum per-day remuneration for such jobs could also be fixed in consultation with CAC. I feel that it might also help struggling members to meet the direction team directly and submit their bio-data as well.
Hon. Gen. Secy.
Proposed by- Seconded by-
Deepak Qazir Amit Behl