Tamil Film Producers Council has announced that no films will have a theatrical release from March 1 to protest against digital providers like QUBE and UFO.
Sources say that the digital providers demanding a print cost of Rs 20000 per screen for a film but producers feel it as a daylight robbery. According to producers, the KDM and transmission cost should be fixed around Rs 2,500.
Digital providers tell producers that they provide all kinds of security in the 20000 package but it’s a mere gimmick. If the print cost comes down, the budget which producers allocating to digital providers to screen their films can be spend on producing small quality films like Kaaka Muttai and Aruvi, says a source in the trade.
It’s worth mentioning here that TFPC is not in a mood to sit for namesake discussion with digital providers because this time, all south film industries have decided to stay united against the exorbitant charges.