New Producers! Beware Of Film Industry

Posted : September 11, 2014 at 2:01 am IST by ManaTelugu


If you are aspiring to be a producer, then here is something that might work for you. A producer who has scored six to seven flops and still finds the distributors support he will always be happy. Now, when the seventh film becomes a hit, the distribution group says “We won’t pay but you have to pay reverse”. When the producer asks why? they say “Backlogs are there so you owe us for all the flops of the past.”

The producer is shocked and thinks “How many hit movies do I have to do to compensate that loss? That way I will never get any money.” A producer can make only one movie in an year. Only exceptions like RGV make 2-3 films per year. If they want to do self release they won’t get theatres. Recently, one producer paid double rent to theatres and released a film but nobody even knew when it came and went. We cannot disclose those details here for obvious reasons.

So if you are thinking “I am a producer and I have close distribution support” then don’t think you are safe. The success rate of films is meager but if producers can really get the dates of big stars like Mahesh Babu then fine. Without distributors blessings nothing will happen, about three or four individuals control the entire distribution mechanism. Point is, cinema has crossed the range of passion and it is all about money. Without proper groundwork and business sense it will not work. Of course, if you want to spend your money without any returns then welcome to film industry!