Telugu filmmakers allege Hyderabad theatre cartel threatens small films’ survival

NEW DELHI: The Telugu Chalana Chitra Parirakshana Samithi (TCCPS) has alleged that 80 per cent of the theatres in Hyderabad are leased to two to three companies who make it very difficult for a small and medium budget movie to recover their costs.


A spokesperson for the Samithi said that these companies have formed a cartel and created a monopoly.


The Samithi was established recently by filmmakers in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana to bring some balance in the eco system of movie production, distribution and exhibition.


The spokesperson said that the Telugu film industry is going through a crisis and steps need to be taken urgently to redress the grievance of filmmakers.


He said increasing cost of publicity and digital charges have only added to the problems of producers.


TCCPS is fighting to make a mutual win-win situation for all the stakeholders - Producers/Distributors/Exhibitors.


In the coming weeks TCCPS will be meeting Telangana Chief Minister to seek some reforms.

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