Members of the Tamil film industry will take out a procession to submit a petition to Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on April 4 at the Secretariat in Chennai.
Speaking at a press meet, actor Vishal, president, Tamil Film Producers Council, said the strike, which had got extended for 30 days, would continue till all their demands were met: flexibility in ticket prices, computerisation and centralisation of tickets throughout Tamil Nadu and the formation of a Tamil Nadu Film Development Corporation.
“We have appealed to the exhibitors to ensure that there is transparency. We also want the State government to resolve this issue. This is necessary for the revamp of the industry,”Vishal Said. “The problem today is that some exhibitors and distributors have also become financiers. They have started deciding who should produce the movie and for how much it should be sold. The industry needs to shake off these people,” said a producer. We want flexibility in ticket prices and the government must ensure computerisation and transparency of ticketing