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Film Employees Federation of India backs TFPC in fight against DSPs


It may be recalled that the TFPC is engaged in a grim battle with Digital Service Providers (DSPs) over the exhorbitant virtual print fee being charged by the latter. 

Manigandan KR

The Film Employees Federation of India (FEFSI), a federation of all 24 unions specialising in various crafts associated with cinema, has announced its support to the ongoing strike by the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC).

It may be recalled that the TFPC is engaged in a grim battle with Digital Service Providers (DSPs) over the exhorbitant virtual print fee being charged by the latter. 

As a result, it has stopped the release of new films in the state from 3 March and has announced that all film shootings going on in the state will come to a grinding halt from tomorrow. Moreover, it had announced that Tamil film units shooting in other states and countries would have to stop work by 23 March, signalling a total shut down. 

Talking to reporters today, FEFSI president RK Selvamani said, "We express our support to this strike by the TFPC. The government should interfere and bring this issue to an end immediately. The reason why we are seeking the government's intervention is that this industry employs two lakh people directly and three lakh people indirectly. We don't need any exemption or special grant. It is enough if they regulate the industry."

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