The producers" guild has decided to blacklist ETV, Gemini TV and MAA TV. The reason is that the council had requested the channels to telecast the trailers of the soon to be released films free of charge. But while other channels had agreed, the three channels refused to do so.
The producers" council has said that while the channels make the rounds of the offices of producers and takes CDs of clipping regarding forthcoming films and air them freely, they refuse to do so for trailer. The council has also asked all producers to stop the three channels from attending audio release functions and film muhurats. A big advertisement was released in the papers on Sunday in this regard.
Story first published: Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 15:43 [IST]