Jul 06, 2017

Spider-Man movie further into trouble locally

The Hollywood film ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)’ has been imported not by Scope Cinemas, but by Skyline Entertainment and Consultancy (Pvt.) Ltd., the latter’s director and CEO Thushan Rangana told Sri Lanka Mirror over the phone.

Scope Cinemas director Navid Cader too, telephoned us and confirmed it.

We regret any inconvenience caused over this matter.

However, State Film Corporation (SFC) sources told SLM that Skyline Entertainment and Consultancy (Pvt.) Ltd., has transferred the rights to Lanka Film Distributors (LFD) to  import and distribute ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)’, as the former is not registered with the SFC.

CEO Thushan Rangana also told us that the agreement submitted by them to cinema halls mentioned conditions for them to follow the holdover rules when screening the film, to inform them when issuing complimentary tickets, to implement related rules when advertising for the film and to make payments on time.

These conditions are not of Skyline Entertainment and Consultancy (Pvt.) Ltd.’s making, but those of the film’s producer, he said.

However, when contacted, two other companies that import and distribute films told us that film producers did not impose such conditions.

Meanwhile, cinema hall owners allege ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)’ had surpassed the SFC’s film distribution guidelines.

Majestic and other cinema halls in the country have refused to screen the film.

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