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  • Ex-KFCC President Chandrashekar's son Getting Married

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    Former president of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce KV Chandrashekar is celebrating his son's wedding next week. It is an arranged marriage for Kushal who is a LLb graduate and also works in the family's film exhibition business.

    The family runs the popular Veeresh and Vishal theatres in Bengaluru. The wedding is scheduled for next Wednesday in the city. Kushal is touted to take over the running of the exhibition business soon.

  • Exhibitors Most Hit Due To Corono Lockdown - Exclusive

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    With nationwide lockdown until April 14 to fight against the spread of Coronavirus, all film related activities across the country have come to a complete halt. While all sections of the industry is badly hit including the film workers, it is the exhibitors who are facing the maximum heat with huge losses incurred by them.

    According to the Karnataka Film Exhibitors Association president KV Chandrashekar there are nearly 600 single screen theatres in Karnataka in which around 13,000 employees work on daily basis in shifts with an monthly expenditure costing upto Rs. 15.50 crores per month.

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    Speaking to Chitraloka, Veeresh theatre owner Mr. K V Chandrashekar said, "For example, in our Veeresh theater, 20 people each work in two shifts which makes it to 40 in a day. In other theaters like Kapali, there were about 75 employees at one time. Altogether there are nearly 600 theaters in the State."

    He goes on to add that whether the theater is operational or not, one has to shell out Rs. 15.50 crores per month for the employees alone as salaries and to their other facilities. 

    "In single theaters, the minimum salary of an employee is Rs 10,000, which cannot be paid in cash and it also includes payment such as PF and ESI, all of which amounts to Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 13,000/- per month. By taking into account the above, the exhibitors in the State have to pay at least Rs. 15.50 crs per month," he adds.

    That's not all, exhibitors also have to pay for electricity, water, maintenance and other miscellaneous charges. "The minimum electricity bill would be Rs. 10,000, and water charges will also be Rs 10,000 per month if theatres are facilitated with sanitary connection." We have not taken the count of Parking, Canteen persons to the account.

    On an average, the overall expenditure for exhibitors in the State would come around Rs 27.50 crores per month. This figure excludes multiplexes. Anybody can imagine how much theater persons have to suffer in the country when there are 11,500 single screen theater in India. here are he signs off.

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  • Exhibitors Stunned From Drive In Theaters Move

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    The Karnataka Film Exhibitors Association has shot off a complaint letter to the Chief Minister and the Deputy Commissioner after reports of new Drive-In theaters exhibiting films in Bengaluru. Film theaters have been shut across Karnataka since March 14 like in the rest of the country. 

    Film exhibition has not resumed anywhere. Around 650 theaters in Karnataka and all multiplexes are closed for Covid. However reports of a person named Viren Khanna exhibiting films in drive-in theaters on the outskirts of the city was reported in a section of newspapers today. The exhibition has been going on from July 3. Booking sites show tickets priced at Rs 1,299 for these shows. 

    The Exhibitors Association have questioned on how these shows were allowed when the prohibition on film exhibition to control Corona has not been relaxed yet. 

    The Association has pointed to the news reports and said that a company named Stepping Out Movie Nights is behind these screenings and whether they have been granted permission. It has demanded for an high level enquiry into these exhibitions and for action against those who have broken the rules in place to control the Corona pandemic.

  • Film Chamber Honours Chitraloka Editor

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    It was a pleasant surprise for K M Veeresh editor of Chitraloka in the KFCC executive committee meeting on Friday evening. K M Veeresh is a producer member in the KFCC executive committee and was attending the meeting on Friday. 

    In the middle of the meeting all of a sudden producer Umesh Banakar announced the anniversary of Chitraloka.com! KFCC president Thomas D'souza, Dr Jayamala, KV Chandrashekar, B Vjayakumar, HD Gangaraju, Pramila Josai and other EC members honoured KM Veeresh.

    Dr Jayamala took permission and spoke about Veeresh and Chitraloka. She said Chitraloka is doing a fantastic job and is supporting Kannada film industry. "We should all support him in all ways and KFCC should take initiative to get him film advertisements. We should also talk to the government and get him support", she said.


    KV Chandrashekar said "Veeresh is humble from day one till date. Before starting Chitraloka he was taking photos and started Chitraloka when many did not know about internet."

    KFCC president Thomas Dsouza said all support will be extended to Chitraloka.

    Chitraloka Editor KM Veeresh is also a Executive committee member of the KFCC

  • ಥಿಯೇಟರ್ ಮುಚ್ಚೋದೇ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದು : ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಕರ  ಸಂಘ

    ಥಿಯೇಟರ್ ಮುಚ್ಚೋದೇ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದು : ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಕರ  ಸಂಘ

    ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ದಿಢೀರನೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ಮುನ್ಸೂಚನೆ ಇಲ್ಲದೆ ಥಿಯೇಟರುಗಳಿಗೆ ಶೇ.50ರ ನಿರ್ಬಂಧ ಹೇರಿದೆ. ಇದು ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗವನ್ನು ಕಂಗೆಡಿಸಿದೆ. ಈಗಷ್ಟೇ ಉಸಿರಾಡುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಶುರು ಮಾಡಿದ್ದ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗಕ್ಕೆ ಇದು ದೊಡ್ಡ ಹೊಡೆತ.

    ಜನ ಯಾವುದೇ ನಿರ್ಬಂಧ ಇಲ್ಲದೆ ಓಡಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬಸ್ಸು, ರೈಲು, ವಿಮಾನ, ಮಾರ್ಕೆಟ್..ಎಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ನಿರ್ಬಂಧ ಇಲ್ಲ. ಕೊರೊನಾ ನಿಯಮಗಳನ್ನು ಯಾರೂ ಫಾಲೋ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಆದರೆ ರೂಲ್ಸ್‍ನ್ನು ಕಟ್ಟುನಿಟ್ಟಾಗಿ ಪಾಲಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಥಿಯೇಟರುಗಳ ಮೇಲೆ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಮುಗಿಬಿದ್ದಿದೆ. ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ತರ್ಕವೇ ಅರ್ಥವಾಗುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಇದುವರೆಗೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ಥಿಯೇಟರಿನಿಂದ ಕೊರೊನಾ ಬಂದಿಲ್ಲ. ಕಳೆದ ಒಂದು ವರ್ಷದಿಂದ ಹೈರಾಣಾಗಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ಸರ್ಕಾರ ನಾವು ಎಷ್ಟೇ ಮನವಿ ಮಾಡಿದರೂ ಸಣ್ಣ ಸಹಾಯವನ್ನೂ ಮಾಡಿಲ್ಲ. ಸಹಕಾರವನ್ನೂ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿಲ್ಲ. ಈಗಷ್ಟೇ ತಲೆ ಎತ್ತುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇವೆ ಎನ್ನುವಾಗ ಈ ತೀರ್ಮಾನ ಸರಿಯಲ್ಲ. ನಮಗೆ 50% ಅವಕಾಶ ಕೊಟ್ಟರೂ ಥಿಯೇಟರ್ ನಡೆಸುವ ಖರ್ಚು ಒಂದು ಪೈಸೆಯೂ ಕಡಿಮೆಯಾಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಇದಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಥಿಯೇಟರ್‍ಗಳನ್ನು ಮುಚ್ಚುವುದೇ ವಾಸಿ ಎಂದಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಕರ ಸಂಘದ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ ಕೆ.ವಿ.ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ್.

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