NEW DELHI: The Film Federation of India (FFI) is meeting
in Mumbai on 29 December to take a final decision on
the threatened strike in January by various sections
of the film industry against the amendments to the Copyright
decision was taken during a meeting of the FFI in Chennai,
which saw the participation of several organisations
from the southern states.
from an affiliate body of the FFI in south India told
indiantelevision.com that the Federation had been given
the mandate to take a final decision on the strike on
6 and 7 January.
film industry is opposed to the proposed Copyright Amendment
Bill 2010 that mandates producers to share 50 per cent
music royalty with lyricists and composers.
day-long strike along with a dharna in Delhi is proposed
against what is termed as the `draconian` law which
will affect the industry. There would be no show at
theatres on 6 January and industry professionals including
actors, directors, producers and others will participate
in the strike and demonstration at Delhi.
to senior filmmaker L Suresh, the proposal would affect
the selling of films to distributors and exhibitors.
representations had been made to the government but
proved futile, he said.
producers said that the government was working at the
`behest of some vested interests` in this matter.
Parliamentary Standing committee in its recommendations
on the bill, tabled in Parliament last month, has said
that producers should give authors, lyricists and composers
50 per cent royalty for a film.