The Informant, T. G. Vinayakumar, a movie director, had approached CCI alleging anti-competitive conduct by the above associations. On different occasions, the said associations allegedly tried to force various actors, technicians, producers, financers, not to work or associate with the Informant in any of his project due to the Informant’s efforts to streamline working conditions of artists and for the initiative ‘Cinema Forum’, which envisaged collaboration between film makers and distributors to make low budget movies with new actors.
• Cease and desist from indulging in anti-competitive conduct.
• A Penalty of Rs. 4,00,065/- (Rupees Four Lacs and Sixty Five), Rs. 85,594/- (Rupees Eighty Five Thousand Five Hundred and Ninety Four), Rs. 3,86,354/- (Rupees Three Lacs Eighty Six Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty Four) and Rs. 56,661/- (Rupees Fifty Six Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty One) was imposed on AMMA, FEFKA, FEFKA Director’s Union and FEFKA Production Executive’s Union respectively, calculated at the rate of 5% of their average income.
• Further, Rs. 51478/- (Rupees Fifty One Thousand Four Hundred and Seventy Eight), Rs. 19113/- (Rupees Nineteen Thousand One Hundred and Thirteen), Rs. 66356/- (Rupees Sixty Six Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty Six), Rs. 32026/- (Rupees Thirty Two Thousand and Twenty Six), Rs. 27737/- (Rupees Twenty Seven Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Seven) was imposed as penalty upon Shri Innocent, Shri Edavela Babu, Shri Sibi Malayil, Shri B. Unnikrishnan and Shri K. Mohanan respectively.