There is a divided opinion in the Kannada Film Producers Association in the wake of satellite channels stopping the buying of films.
The 60 and odd producers of Kannada cinema met at The Bell Hotel on Friday evening to express the block of Rs.150 crores worth of films in the lab.
In the last two years the left right and center the TV houses in Karnataka brought the Kannada film rights and realized the ad revenue not matching the break even. The Kannada film producer banked heavily on the TV rights coming to films. Most of the films went on the floor in the wake of a bulk amount coming from TV rights.
Off late the super star films are only selected by the television houses lead to all low and medium budget movie producers go unhappy. For low and medium budget movies in Kannada the TV right was ranging from Rs.25 lakhs to Rs.75 lakhs.
The 60 plus producers on Friday urged the KFCC President B Vijayakumar and KFPA to look in to the serious issue of TV rights blocked. The satellite channel houses make very good software from all Kannada films and when it comes to buying of rights they concentrate only on biggies. This is unfair says the affected producers in the presence of B Vijayakumar and noted director and producer SV Rajendra Singh Babu.
KFCC President B Vijayakumar present at the Bell Hotel assured of an amicable solution. He has decided to invite satellite channel heads to discuss on this matter after his term first executive council meeting is held on 19th of October 2012.
SV Rajendra Singh Babu urged for yardstick for buying the television rights for Kannada films. He is confident that in a discussion this issue could be sorted out.
One of the gravely affected BR Keshava declared that in case no solution is arrived on this issue a parallel Producer Association might crop up.