The producers of the Telugu film industry have announced that they will be withholding film shoots from August 1 onwards. On Tuesday, the Hyderabad-based Active Telugu Producers Guild (ATPG) issued a statement in which they mentioned that the decision has been taken to discuss the revenue and cost-related problems that the industry has been facing in the recent past.
“Post-Pandemic with the changing revenue situations and increasing costs, it is becoming important for producers to discuss all the issues we are facing as a community of filmmakers. It is our responsibility to better our ecosystem and ensure that we are releasing our films in a healthy environment. In this regard, all producer members of the Guild have voluntarily decided to withhold shootings from August 1st 2022 to sit in discussions until we find workable resolutions,” the statement read.
However, it has not been specified which production houses will follow this decision and shooting of which films will be affected by this.
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As reported by Pinkvilla, the filmmakers have also decided not to release any movie on an OTT platform right after its theatrical release but only after a gap of 10 weeks. Reportedly, the decision has been taken to avoid revenue losses.