TFPC strike explained: Why Tamil film producers are refusing to back down

In a worrying phase, the Tamil film industry is moving towards a standstill. A complete shutdown has been announced by the Producers Council whereas the theatres have announced a different strike. What is the fight and why is the producer council refusing to back down? From the four industries why has the fight trickled down to the Tamil industry? What significance does the theatre owners’ strike have? In conversation with the producer, distributor, national award-winning writer and author of The Art and Business of Cinema (ABC), G Dhananjayan breaks down the different narratives of the story. Continue reading “TFPC strike explained: Why Tamil film producers are refusing to back down”

TFPC Strike Explained | We haven’t increased our prices in ten years: Digital Service Providers

In a strike of huge proportions, the Tamil Film Producers Council have announced a complete shutdown where production and post-production work has been stalled completely. The TFPC has rejected a new offer from the Digital Service Providers, going ahead with the strike from March 16. The shutdown comes at a point where there hasn’t been any new releases for two weeks. In an earlier report, we had reported the side of the Producers charting out their reasons behind the strike. In this piece, we speak to Jayendra Panchapakesan, co-founder, Qube Cinemas to get Digital Service Providers’ side of the story. Continue reading “TFPC Strike Explained | We haven’t increased our prices in ten years: Digital Service Providers”

Tamil Film Producer Council vs FEFSI: What is happening and why is it important?

The logjam between Tamil Film Producers’ Council and the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) has seen no improvement after the latter instructed their members to not work from Monday until their wage demands are met by the former.

The move follows TFPC’s recent decision to work with both FEFSI and non-FEFSI members.

More than 20 film shoots including Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kaala have been affected, according to IANS. However, the shooting of TFPC president’s Thupparivalan is underway in Chidambaram. A video from the sets of the same was released by the film’s publicist on Twitter. Continue reading “Tamil Film Producer Council vs FEFSI: What is happening and why is it important?”

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