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The Active Producers Guild of Telugu cinema which has close to 75 active producers of Tollywood met yesterday to discuss about the problems and issues. With the heaping up budgets and remunerations, the producers are suffering badly. They took a call and decided to put the shoots of all their films on hold starting from August 1st. The Telugu Producers Council and the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce issued a clarification that all the other shoots will continue as per the plan and they will not follow the proposals of the Active Producers Guild.
The official statement of the Producers Guild told "Post-pandemic, with the changing revenue situations and increasing costs, it has become important for the producers to discuss all the issues we are facing as a community of filmmakers. It is our responsibility to better the ecosystem and ensure that we are releasing our films in a healthy environment. In this regard, all the producer members of the Guild have voluntarily decided to withhold the shootings from August 1st 2022 to sit in discussions until we find workable resolutions". There are lot of discussions going on about the same and the further call would be taken at a later date. The Producers Guild also formed special committees about how to cut down the costs in production and about the OTT release dates for the Telugu films in the future.