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Movie-Halls shutdown for a while

Cinema Halls in Andhra Pradesh has been shut down as the film industries are on a definite strike, as a result both single and multi screen theatres are closed in the city.  

With the digital content providers charging exorbitant fee, the South Indian film industry is calling for an indefinite protest against virtual print fee levied by them.  

After a series of negotiations with digital service providers in the recent past turning out to be futile, distributors, producers  and exhibitors have teamed up to fight against the DSPs over pricing, demanding them to slash the VPF charged per screen, per week for a film. 

The price has been increased from 7000 to 10000 per screen on a weekly basis. For screening a movie for more than a couple of weeks in the hall, the DSPs are charging 27500. 

As per the initial terms once the theatres are equipped with required digital equipment, DSPs agreed to waive off the VPF a few years down the line, which has not being implemented and instead they ended up hiking the fee.   
And hence to protest the increasing price the indefinite protest has been taken up which would be called off as soon as the digital content providers agree to reduce VPF.
 

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