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TN Producers Council urges CM to eradicate piracy menace

TN Producers Council urges CM to eradicate piracy menace

Chennai, May 12 (UNI) Actor and newly-elected President of Tamil Film Producers Council Vishal, along with other office bearers today urged Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami to take steps to eradicate the menace of piracy and hike the ticket prices in cinema theatres.
Vishal and others met the Chief Minister at the State Secretariat and submitted a memorandum in this regard.
He requested him to take action against newly-released films being screened illegally in omni buses and private vehicles.
He also urged Mr Palaniswami to take steps to ensure that cable TV stop airing new films.
Vishal also stressed the urgent need to set up small theatres.
The meeting assumes significance since Vishal had recently announced that if their demands were not met, they would strike work from May 30.
It effectively means there would be no shoots and no releases.
Sources said that close on the heels of the meeting with the Chief Minister, the office-bearers of the Council would visit New Delhi and submit a memorandum to Union Minister for I and B Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.
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Raag Desh

'Raag Desh' trailer launched in Parliament

New Delhi, Jun 29 (UNI) In a unique launch, the trailer of the film 'Raag Desh', based on the 1945 Red Fort trials of three INA officers, was launched today at the Parliament House.


Popular Carnatic vocalist, devotional singer Soolamangalam Jayalakshmi passes away

Chennai, Jun 29 (UNI) Soolamangalam Jayalakshmi, eldest of the Soolamangalam Sisters known for their devotional songs, passed away due to age related ailments.


Renowned singer Sabita Chowdhury passes away

Kolkata, Jun 29 (UNI) Renowned singer Sabita Chowdhury passed away this morning in her residence.

Bengal Govt reduces its share of tax on regional film tickets

Kolkata, Jun 29 (UNI) West Bengal Government has decided to maintain the usual 2 per cent tax on tickets for regional films by waiving off a percentage of its share from the Goods and Services Tax (GST).


European Union Film Festival in Goa from Jul 1

Panaji, Jun 27 (UNI) The European Union Film Festival, organized jointly by the Delegation of the European Union, Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) and Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, will be held in Goa from July 1 to 8.