Welcome Notes

Shri Sajid Nadiadwala

Welcome to the Indian Film and Television Producers Council’s (IFTPC) website. As one of the leading and prestigious councils of the industry, we seek to build long lasting partnerships with fellow film and television producers who share our vision of collaboration, progression and prosperity.

The prime purpose of our existence is to ensure that an amicable and productive environment prevails in the entertainment industry. We believe that where there is cooperation there is progress. We feel privileged to be able to solve some of the critical problems that our members face. We step in as an intermediary to resolve differences that our members may have with technicians, distributors, exhibitors, artists and other partners from the film fraternity. We are committed to maintain highest standards of professionalism and unbiased behaviour towards everyone we work with, the communities we touch, and the environment on which we have an impact. I would like to use this opportunity to introduce you to our aspiration, continuous commitment and positive impact.

Our Aspiration

Our purpose of existence sets out our aspiration in running the council. We are driven by member-centric and member-welfare actions. Our actions also support our mission to fair resolutions, transparency and responsibility towards the industry and society. Our code of operations principles that describes these standards are followed not only by the governing council but also by every employee and member at the IFTCP. We aspire to be an exemplary trade council in India.

Continuous Commitment

Although we have a proud history of achievements, we are committed to continuously improve the way we manage our strategies, people, processes and capabilities. We are working towards our longer-term goals of developing a sustainable business for all our members and making the entertainment industry productive and attractive.

Positive Impact

We aim to make a positive impact in many ways: through our partnership with government and the I&B ministry, our operations and relationships, through voluntary contributions, and through the various other ways in which we engage with society. We have been working with other industry council who have objectives similar to our own and are committed to work to the same standards as we do.

And finally, I would like to close my note with an appeal to keep up the collaborative spirit and empathy for fellow producers. Our unity not only helps us build the industry but also empowers us to thrive in our unique creative and commercial space.

Yours truly
Sajid Nadiadwala
President, IFTPC

Shri Jamnadas Majethia

Thanks for visiting the Indian Film and Television Producers Council’s (IFTPC) website.

The recent times has been eventful and I believe that the time to come will follow the trend. While there are multiple challenges that the television industry has been dealing with, I am glad to be doing business in a country that has one of the largest broadcasting industries in the world and is the third largest television market.

In terms of numbers, presently there are approximately 800 satellite television channels and the television industry contributed USD7.9 billion revenue in 2014. In the same year, there were about 168 million television households in the country. The total subscriber base is expected to touch 187 million by 2019. The I&B ministry has been striving towards digitization and is likely to complete the phase IV by December 2016.

All indications and developments signal positive growth. The bigger picture looks promising and lucrative; however we need to streamline several issues that may hinder the projected growth.

One of the many critical issues is our working relationship with broadcasters and workers. We need to outline best practices that will help entire ecosystem to sustain and flourish in the longer run. Another critical issue is working with the Maharashtra State Government on exemption of VAT on transfer of Copyright for theatrical exhibition of cinematograph films for the period April 01, 2005 to April 30, 2011 retrospectively. Additionally there are many smaller issues that we need to address from time to time.

All our council members along with the core committee members have been meeting at regular intervals to take an account of these challenges and we have been making sincere attempts to resolve these issues to make our business environment more productive. We are confident that our efforts and persistence will help and we will be able to achieve our objectives soon.

Last but not the least; I feel proud to announce that our council members have been doing extremely well. Some of the best shows on-air are produced by our members. I close my note with best wishes to all; may you continue to innovate and excel.

Yours truly,
J.D. Majethia
Co-Chairman (T.V. Wing), IFTPC