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January 6, 2018

‘Ministry of Finance should approve the levy order for the creative industry’

‘Ministry of Finance should approve the levy order for the creative industry’

Lancelot Imasuen

For popular film director and producer, Lancelot Imasuen, there is  the urgent need for the government to provide  infrastructures to  enable  the film industry grow bigger and stronger. “We have cinema houses in almost all the states of the federation. The issue of  piracy should be given more  attention. The right laws and implementation should be key,”Lancelot posited.  Speaking further, he said  there is the need for the government to set up a major task force that will clamp down on pirates at Alaba International  market. He also wants every state government to deliberately activate the entertainment sector in their respective  states if they are  serious about job creation and fighting crimes in the country.

Lancelot Imasuen

On her own, actress cum producer, Chioma Okoye  wants  governors of the  South-East  states  not only  to embrace  the Igbo movies, but also,  empower the  film makers.   “ I will be happy to see the eastern governors  embracing Igbo movies, and empowering Igbo film makers in the right ways. ” The same way, actress Uche Mac-Auley wants the government to create avenues  for more grants on both state and federal levels and make such grants  accessible to the film makers.

Entertainment lawyer and film maker, Nobert Ajeagbu wants the government  to be more proactive in the  support of the Nigerian creative  industry. ” Specifically, he wants to see the MOPICON  bill in the National Assembly, in addition to seeing more support from the government to the creative  industry.

“ I also want to see the Ministry of Finance approve the levy order for the creative industry in 2018,” said Ajeagbu.