Nollywood moves against pirates in Benue

Newly elected Chairman of Association of Movie Producers (Nollywood) Nigeria Benue State chapter Rose Okwoli has expressed her determination towards fighting piracy in conjunction with relevant stakeholders to boost the movie industry in the state. She disclosed this shortly after her election yesterday in Makurdi, the Benue State capital noting that piracy is a cankerworm that is destroying the movie industry in the state and the country at large and pledged to fight headlong to end the trend. Okwoli further said she would liaise with relevant organizations to ensure full participation of Benue film makers in activities that would enhance quality film production while opening doors for abundant talents in the state. Rose who assured producers of return on their investment said she has commenced negotiation with MNET, DSTV, NETFLEX and other online cable stations for easy distribution of their products nationwide and even beyond. According to the chairman, “Benue is fertile for shooting movies and it is my desire to ensure that producers outside the state avail this opportunity to come and shoot their films and also tap from the talents we have here,” and sued for the cooperation of members to enable her succeed. “Our greatest problem has been this enigma of people fraudulently depriving us of our legitimate labour by pirating our products. If we are able to overcome this challenge, every member of the association will leap the fruits of his or her labour,” she said. The chairman urged the Benue State Government to partner with the association noting that there are enormous benefits the government would derive from the collaboration for a better and enduring legacies that would enhance the well being of each other
Nollywood moves against pirates in Benue Nollywood moves against pirates in Benue Reviewed by Link Naija on April 10, 2016 Rating: 5

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