Producer Daggubati Suresh Babu is now the new TFCC president. Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce (APFCC) is renamed to the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce (TFCC).
“Suresh Babu is the new president of the Chamber. He will be officially sworn in at a ceremony soon,” a source confirmed.
Suresh and Naryana Das of Asian Films competed for the post of TFCC president.
The TFCC elections took place in Hyderabad on Saturday. The results came out in favour of the Suresh Babu’s executive panel. It won 41 out of the total 44 seats.
Daggubati Suresh Babu is the son of veteran filmmaker D Ramanaidu and father of Rana Daggubati. He was chosen unanimously as the president by all the 16 members of the current executive committee.
The list of current members of executive committee / office-bearers elected for the 2015-17 term has Damodar Prasad as the secretary, Dil Raju and Muthyala Ramdas are the new vice-presidents, Y Surendar Reddy as the joint secretary, and Kodali Venkateshwara Rao elected as the treasurer.
Suresh Babu Elected As TFCC President
Elections to select the office-bearers for the reputed film body were organized after a long gap of two years. The extra time gap came in between the two consecutive elections primarily due to the controversy over the change in the name of the institution.
The members of the Telangana State Film Chamber insisted on changing the name of the film trade body to represent the industry in the newly formed Telangana state. Thus, the change of name took place.
The TFCC executive committee’s meeting was held in June to finalize election details. In it, it was decided that the new working body would be given two years of time to plan and execute things.
The film chamber has over 1500 members who are the representatives of producers, distributors, exhibitors, and studio owners. These are the four different sectors of the industry.
The panel of producer Sudhakar Reddy was involved in the elections for the distribution sector.
Meanwhile, Telangana members created a new controversy by alleging that there is a prevailing monopoly of Andhra Pradesh’s producers who decide the fate of exhibition of films in theatres of both the states.