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JAC and DSP issue pacified with new prices; strike called off

Mar 07, 2018 12:17 AM

The Joint Action Committee of the South Indian Film producers who protested against exorbitant charges by Digital Service Providers for Virtual Print fee is coming to final stages. The protest was made by shutting down the screening of South Indian films. At last, the JAC of the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC) and the Digital Service Providers (DSPs) have come to a mutually viable agreement today.

The DSPs have agreed to reduce the Virtual Print Fee (VPF) levied and thus, the Producers’ JAC and the exhibitors have called off the strike. The screening will start back from March 8th.

The latest VPF charges proposed by the DSPs are :

For E-Cinema, per Show – 275


Week 1290
Week 2250
Week 3200
Week 4100
Week 575


Full Run Flat VPF – Rs 21,750

Per Show – 450


Week 110,750
Week 28,550
Week 36,350
Week 44,000
Week 52,000

The Producer/Distributor are ought to choose one of the above models before the release of the film. These new prices will be applicable from April 6th, 2018.

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