Producers’ associations’ meet in Mumbai this week

MUMBAI: Indian film producers’ bodies are slated to meet on 24 January in Mumbai to take up various issues dogging the film industry.

The Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA), Association of Motion Picture and TV Programme Producers (AMPTPP), Western Indian Film Producers Association (WIFPA) and the Film Producers’ Guild will meet at the conference room of AMPTPP, Oshiwara in suburban Mumbai at 4 pm.

The meeting will discuss the issue of increase in censorship fee mooted by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), and abolition of value added tax (VAT) and stamp duty by the government of Maharashtra.

It will also take up issues of service tax, excise and customs levied by the central government and discuss action to be taken in the matter of recent edicts by the Animal Welfare Board of India. Issues like piracy problems and the registration of the Bollywood trademark by the Walt Disney company will also figure on the agenda of the meeting.