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Government to restructure Project Act Nollywood

28 June 2016, 12:00

Lagos - The Federal Government is organizing a workshop for stakeholders aimed at restructuring and reinvigorating Project ACT Nollywood, reports AllAfrica

 The  N3billion grant program was  set up by the past government to solve the main challenges impeding the growth of the Nigerian movie industry.

The workshop, which is scheduled for Friday July 1, would be attended by representatives of the key stakeholders in the Nigerian Film industry, such as the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, the leadership of Nollywood, the Actors Guild, Film and Videos Censors Board, The Nigerian Film Corporation and The Nigerian Copyright Commission.

Also read:Nollywood gets dissected in new documentary

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, the Convener of the workshop, has stated that the ideas discussed during the workshop would be part of the inputs for restructuring the project to ensure its sustainability.

So far, the Project ACT Nollywood has trained 247 practitioners to improve their technical and professional capacities in the entertainment industry.

Similarly, 113 film projects, employing 2,436 people, have been co-financed through grants from the fund at the cost of N799 million, while the Innovative Film Distribution Program has been designed to support viable solutions in film distribution.

Read more at AllAfrica

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