After 48 days long strike, since March 16th, by the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) was finally called off on Tuesday evening When the Tamil Film Producer Council, Theatre owners and the Digital Service Providers reached an agreement. The discussion was presided by Tamil Nadu ministers KC Veeramani and Kadambur Raju.
Actor Vishal, president of TFPC, speaking to the press said, “The government has assured to pass an order to set up a computerised ticketing system in theatres across the state from June 1. We have also got a nod for flexible ticket pricing and the rates will be based on the budget of movies. The Virtual Print Fee (VPF) of E-Cinema has been brought down from Rs 9,000 to Rs 5,000 and for a film’s full run, the VPF cost has been reduced from Rs 22,000 to Rs 10,000. Another meeting will be held with the DSPs to decide on the VPF cost for D-Cinema”.
Reports suggest that ‘Mercury’ is most likely to be the first film to hit the screens, though the official confirmation will be announced only by Wednesday evening. “The announcement about film releases will be made by the evening. For the online ticketing portal and flexible ticketing, we will sit with the government to sketch out an enforcement plan,”