From past couple of months entire South Film industry is heating up with discussion against Digital providers like Qube, UFO, etc.. Earlier occurred meetings between South Film Industry Joint Action Committee and digital provider’s representatives are unsuccessful and Telugu Film Producer’s Council called for a strike from March 1st onwards.
The final meeting between a joint action committee of South Indian Film Industries and Digital Service Providers (DSP) which was held in Bengaluru on Today didn’t get an amicable solution. So, South Film Producers council called off for a bandh from March 2nd onwards.
According to sources, “Film industry shutdown confirmed from March 2nd. The final meeting between DSPs and producers in Bengaluru is unsuccessful. Screening of films will be stopped from 2nd March 2018. From now onwards Producers and distributors will not give content to Qube and UFO.”
Sources also added, “Digital Service Providers offered variable pricing and reduction of VPF from Rs. 22500 to Rs. 14000. DSP’s only accepted to give 15% reduction as said in the earlier meeting, Producers turned down the offer with various other demands.”
The South Indian Producers Association will send the official letters to all Distributor and Exhibitors on tomorrow requesting them to stop the screening of films from March 2nd onwards. Producer council may organize Individual state wise press meet on tomorrow to all, National and Local media for making an official announcement about the strike and their future action plan.