Ever since Vishal took over as the President of the Tamil Film Producers' Council after winning the election with a thumping majority, he has been trying to bring out a lot of changes for the supposed betterment of the Council.
According to the latest press note issued by the TFPC, the producers have been directed not to give free content such as songs, video clippings, letters, teasers and trailers among other things to television channels. The press note includes a statement, “Let’s bring back our honour and value for our content.” The official statement from the Producers’ Council to all its members reads: “Dear Producers, hereby we request you to not to give any songs/clippings, trailers and letters to any channel for free of cost. Let's bring back our honour and value for our content! Thanks, TFPC.”
Vishal had made quite a lot of announcements soon after taking over as the President of the TFPC and important among them are a formation of an anti-piracy cell headed by director Mysskin, financial assistance to producers over 80 years of age and helping farmers financially by collecting Rs 1 from every ticket sale.
It may be mentioned here that Vishal is also the General Secretary of the South Indian Film Artistes Association and before assuming power, he had promised the construction of a building complex at the Nadigar Sangam land in T Nagar. True to his words, the construction of the building began with the customary puja that was attended by several film stars including the stalwarts of the Tamil Film industry, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, a few weeks ago. It needs to be seen how the new TFPC decision would go down with the producers who rely on promoting their films through television channels.