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'MOPPICON bill will kill Nollywood’

29 March 2016, 17:37

Lagos - Film maker Uduak Isong thinks the controversial Motion Picture Practitioners Council of Nigeria (MOPPICON) Bill will kill Nollywood, reports Pulse.ng

On March 13, 2016, the inauguration of the Ministerial Committee aimed at fast-tracking the passage into law of the Motion Picture Practitioners Council of Nigeria (MOPPICON) Bill in Lagos, was announced.

In a statement made by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, a 17-member committee will have Peace Anyiam-Osigwe (AMAA President) and Mahmoud Alli-Balogun (Tango with Me) review and Bill before its submission to the Ministry of Justice and the National Assembly.

'Okon in Lagos' producer, Uduak Isong Oguamanam, has shared her thoughts on the controversial bill which she thinks will slowly kill the industry.

The MOPICON ( Motion Picture Council Of Nigeria bill seeks  to  determine who are motion picture practitioners, determine what standard of knowledge and skills are to be attained by persons seeking to become registered as Motion Picture Practitioners and reviewing those standards from time to time, and secure in accordance with the provisions of this Act, the establishment and maintenance of register of persons entitled to practice as professionals in the motion picture Industry, and the publication, from time to time, of lists of those persons.

Uduak Isong believes the bill seeks to gag Nollywood, and said that with a bill like MOPICON, will  prohibit non-members from producing and making projects for both the cinema and Home Video Market plus Television Stations and Networks for gains.

She urged the government to address other major challenges, like piracy, poor distribution, needed tax rebates, waiver fees from LASAA for better marketing and more support for filmmakers to ensure they thrive in Nigeria .

Read more at Pulse.ng

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