Things have been choppy for the film industry for a while. Piracy and GST were huge setbacks last year and the Tamil Nadu Producers Council went on strike to protest again​st​ them last year.

Now it has been announced that the TFPC will join Telugu Producers council from March 1 in their strike against digital service providers. They are demanding the following

​1.​ Cut in the Virtual Print Fee ​-​Rs. 22,500/screen/film for regional films
​2.​ Advertisements to be screened for only 8 minutes
​3. ​Two trailers to be telecast along with the film for free

​Kannada Industry is also joining the strike while Malayalam industry is still mulling things over. A lot can happen in the next few weeks. Discussions are ongoing between the producers council and representatives from digital providers to find a reasonable solution​.