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TFPC Press note on VPF And Other Charges

 Ref. No. TFPC/ t7&L4/ LO499 Date. 15.12.2020


The Telugu Film Producers Council has released a Press Note dt. 05.12.2020 regarding the problems

being faced by Producers on the issues of VPF charges, Maintenance charges in Theatres, Catering of

shows for small and feel good movies, Percentage of ticket sales to Prqducers on the sales generated

from sales platform, Same revenue sharing in A.P and Telangana etc. Our Council sent a copy of this

Press Note to Telugu Film Chamber for immediate action . Also, Our Council sent a letter dt. L7.LO.202O

to Telugu Film Chamber regarding VPF (Virtual Print Fee) charges levied on the Producers by the

Exhibitors for their action.

As a follow up of our Press Note dt. 05.12.2020 and our said letter, a meeting has been conducted

yesterday l!4.t2.2O2O) in Chamber Hall, Filmnagar by Telangana State Film Chamber in which besides

our TFPC, Telangana State Fitm Chamber Distributors, Exhibitors and few Producer membe* were


After deliberations on the issue of opening of multiplexes and other theatres, the following discussions

ensued :-

1. Producers will not pay VPF Charges.

2. Producers will pay nominal charges for content transpsort.

3. Digital Providers will give an option to buy their two or more years old Projectors to Theatre

Owners so as to enable them to receive advertisements revenue.

4. lf the Theatre Owners cannot afford to buy the Projectors, then Producers will some- how

involve and help to buy their Projectois.

5. lf Digital Providers will not agree above 1,2 and 3, then Theatre Owners will go with their

own Projectors.

Further, it has been decided to hold a review meeting on 17th Dec 2020 at 4.00 PM on the above issues.


Hon Secretaries

Mohan Vadlapatla

T Prasanna kumar 

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