Jan 11, Colombo: Film producers of Sri Lanka say the Sri Lanka Film Corporation circular limiting the number of distributed copies of a movie to 35 is unfair.
They point out that massive movie productions cannot even cover the costs due to the measure limiting the distribution.
A spokesman on behalf of the protesting producers said the daily income of a producer during the period the film is shown will limit to less than Rs. 400,000 due to this action while the publicity costs may be much higher than that.
However, the Chairman of National Film Corporation Asoka Serasinghe argues that when a popular film is shown in a large number of movie theaters, the other producers cannot find halls to show their movies.
However, the producers argue that the National Film Corporation does not lend a hand to uplift the ailing cinema industry of the country but is taking actions that affect it.