The meeting convened by the Nadigar Sangam on April 21st at a hotel in the city had a good turn out with some top actors attending. On what was discussed during this meet, we hear that the major issue was to reduce the production costs. Some of the ideas mooted to reduce production costs include pay cut for actors, lowering caravan usage wherever possible, assistant directors, make up artistes, costume designers to be paid as per FEFSI standards, computerization of ticket sales, etc.
It was also decided that event organizers roping in artistes for events should be making a donation to the Nadigar Sangam before doing so. The meeting was well attended with top stars in Kollywood including Simbu, Bharath, Suhasini Manirathnam, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Karthi, Arvind Swamy, Arya etc., gracing it.
Actor Simbu , who campaigned against Vishal's team Pandavar Ani during the elections attended the meeting for the first time. Vishal warmly welcomed Simbu to the event by hugging him, which came as a pleasant surprise to the other stars.
Earlier, the 47-day strike called by the Tamil Film Producers Council was called off following an agreement with the Digital Service Providers. A team, comprising members of the Tamil Film Producers’ Council, theater owners and digital service providers met the Minister of Information and Publicity, Kadambur Raju to discuss about the computerization of tickets.
Soon after the meet, the President of the TFPC, Vishal was quoted by Sify.com as saying, "We are happy with the outcome of today's meet. The government has assured to pass an order to computerize ticketing system in all theaters 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 VPF of D Cinema has been brought down from 9,000 to 5,000 and in the full run, VPF cost has been reduced from 22,000 to 10,000. Another meeting will be held to fix the VPF cost for D Cinema.”
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