After the talks between the south Indian film industries and Digital Service Providers (DSPs) failing, no new south Indian film will release from 1 March. They are certain to go in for a shutdown from next week in protest against DSPs and their monopolistic ways. This will be the third time in less than a year that we will witness the Tamil film industry go on strike.
The south Indian film industries have claimed that the Visual Projection Fee demanded by DSPs like Qube and UFO are too high and eat into their profits. Talks between digital service providers (DSPs) and the south Indian film industries in Bengaluru failed yesterday. However, the crisis was not resolved and no new south Indian film will release from 1 March. Jayendra, co-founder of Qube Cinema, a leading DSP, tweeted that despite providing multiple price options and a cost reduction from Rs 22,000 to 14,000 per screening, all offers had been turned down. The strike will slow down production and alter release date schedules.
There happens to be a much positive phase happening for the entire Tamil Film Producers Council. Recently, TFPC office bearers including President Vishal, Treasurer SR Prabhu and many others in the team interacted with Theatre Owners Association had a 6-hr long meeting. Soon after the meeting, Vishal interacted with the press and media saying, “There has been a much significant result in this meeting and we are arriving at the exact solution that the industry desperately needs now. We are probably sure that the whole issue will be coming to an end within next 3 days,” says Vishal.
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