Lagos -The President of the Association of Movie Producers, Zik Zulu-Okafor, on Friday urged movie producers to improve on the quality of their productions.

“We need to work to improve on the quality of our productions to make them appreciable to people.

“We need to plot our stories better and tell our stories well,” Zulu-Okafor said in Lagos.

According to him, meticulous interpretation of characters is necessary for improved productions.

“Costuming, makeup and choreography should all be precise to make a good picture,’’ he said.

Zulu-Okafor urged organisation of clinics to give artistes an insight into the complex nature of the industry to enable them to fit into the different departments.

“We need to make it worth people’s time and money by making it good,’’ Zulu-Okafor, also a director and actor, said.

Zulu-Okafor produced films such as “Face of a Liar (1999), Time to Kill (2001) and Hand of God (2003).

Commenting, another producer, Kelvin Ushie, advised movie producers to use quality materials to prevent piracy.

“If you package your production well and it goes through the proper channel, they won’t get your job pirated.

“There are works that are difficult to pirate; it is because most of us go for cheap materials for production that pirates help themselves.’’

He, however, appealed to the Federal Government to take adequate steps to check the activities of pirates to protect intellectual property. (NAN)


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