Producers cross swords in Kollywood

At a time when corona has spelt trouble to Kollywood with shootings cancelled and theatres shut, war of words and infighting among producers have taken centrestage. Continue Reading

Kamal cheated me, alleges producer Gnanavelraja

Noted producer Gnanavelraja has filed a complaint with Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) against Kamal Haasan alleging that the actor-politician cheated him of Rs 10 crore. Continue Reading

Editorial: Chaos & confusion

2019 has so far been a disappointing one for Tamil cinema. Of the 150-odd movies that hit the screens this year hardly half-a-dozen managed to recover costs. Ask producers they say piracy is a major reason, while a few say the rising cost of remuneration for actors is the biggest hurdle. Amidst such a scenario comes ad-hoc committee of the Tamil Film Producers Council holding discussions with State government on the possibility of fixing the salary of actors and directors based on the theatrical collections of their films. Continue Reading

Vishal starrer Ayogya’s release cancelled at last minute

It’s problems aplenty in Tamil cinema. A couple of releases for this week have been postponed and a notice has been served on a producer for non-payment of debts besides an ad-hoc committee appointed by the government to run the affairs of the Tamil Film Producers Council alleging irregularities. Continue Reading

Break the rules

Following complaints that too many films release every weekend thereby affecting their prospects, the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) came up with a regulation committee that brought in rules and regulations and made it mandatory to get their approval for releasing films in K’town. Continue Reading