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Actors Guild reads riot act to erring members

18 January 2013, 16:01

Abuja - The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Abuja Chapter has read the riot act to members, who flout the rules of the guild.

Chairman Abuja Chapter of the guild, Mr Aghility Onwurah, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday that some members were breaking the rules of the guild.

According to him, some members in the guise of wanting to appear on screen at all cost went as far as giving bribe, exhibiting disrespect and arrogance.

He said that any member, who refused to follow procedure in accepting offer from producers would have to bear the brunt, adding that no individual was greater than the association.

Onwurah further said that heavy sanction awaits any one that would step on the guild’s directive and refused to take instructions.

``People don’t listen to instructions, because they want roles at all cost they end up violating the law guiding the Guild.

``The fact that you want to appear on the screen should not make you bring disrepute to AGN, there should be orderliness in the way we run our things, which must be followed,'' he said.

Onwurah said that the guild had embarked on series of training programmes that would ensure that members acted more professionally and improve their productivity.

He said that movie making should not only be about stars, but that everyone should count in the association, adding that everybody irrespective of the role they played should be recognised.

Onwurah canvassed for equal treatment for all irrespective of years of experience.

He told NAN that AGN had decided to focus more on movies that had direct bearing on the lives of Nigerians.

According to him, those stories would no doubt touch lives and change the society for the better.

He called on the government to support the association, adding that such a gesture would ensure commitment and give a better image to the country.



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