April 17, 2009

A word from the {ahem} loyal opposition

Sorry, folks — it has now been two weeks since Bollywood movie makers squared off against multiplex movie houses in India.

And if Shravan Shroff — the head of the Fame multiplex chain — can be taken at his word (as per Mid–Day), they will not give an inch on their side of the dispute:


©2009 Mid–Day Infomedia, Ltd.

For the record, the story remains the same. Bollywood producers want an equal 50/50 share in box office profits regardless of how (well) a movie fares in theatres. Multiplex owners want any box office cuts to be "performance–based" — their own version of what we would call "merit pay" in disputes between workers' unions vs. management (say, in education).

You might as well stock up on DVDs of your favorites from past years. This dispute could go on a while longer.

And that would be an understatement.

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