Producers Association demand up to 60% from hall owners; threaten to go on strike



The Nepal Film Producers Association have threatened to go on a strike demanding the implementation of a 15 year old agreement between them and the Nepal Film Association, the umbrella body of film hall owners in Nepal. In a deal between them in 2003, the two parties had agreed to split the proceeds of film screening likewise:


In case of Holdover: Producers - 55-60 % and Hall Owners 40-45%

In case holdover is not met: Producers - 40-45% and Hall Owners 55-60%


In a press meet organised on Saturday, the hall owners accused the film producers of not abiding by the agreement. They have threatened to go on a serious strike and stop screening their films in theatres all across Nepal if their demand is not met. ‘The hall owners have stopped honoring the agreement. We will give them an ultimatum upto May 15. If they do not address our demands then we will stop screening of all Nepali and foreign films’, said Roj Rana, General Secretary of the Producers Association. The producers association has also asked the film hall owners to respect the recent decision by the government to implement Box Office system in Nepal and help the facilitation of the process.