The Tamil Film Producers Council at an extraordinary general body meeting held on September 30 at the Film Chamber in Chennai has come out with some dynamic new initiatives, which is sure to usher in a new era in Tamil cinema.
* The most daring new initiative is that the DVD’s and CD’s of big films which release with over 100 prints, will be allowed to have their Home Video release after 100 days of its theatrical release.
* Small films which release with less than 100 prints will be allowed to have their Home Video release, 50 days after its theatrical release.
* Only for festivals big superstar movies can release in future. The festivals listed are — Pongal, April 14, May Day, Independence Day (August 15), Deepavali and Christmas.
* Two small movies can release every Friday along with one dubbed film.
* TFPC will recommend to the Tamil Nadu government to increase the subsidy for small films from Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 7 lakhs.