A Non-Governmental Organisation drums up support for the Nigerian film industry By Ernest Omoarelojie For two days (13-15 October), the Nigerian film industry was the focal point of a cross-sectoral audience, which was attracted by Communications For Change, CFC, a non-governmental organisation. The event, which was organised to improve the condition of the industry, held at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos. It was held in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organisation, WIPO; Nigeria Copyrights Commission, NCC; Nigerian Film Corporation, NFC; Nigerian Film and Video Censorship Board, NFVCB; Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, PMAN; Pan -African University, PAU; and American Film Institute, AFI. It was a well attended event and featured a shoal of bankers, lawyers, musicians, advertising practitioners, musicians and members of the creative industry. The major aim of the gathering was to discuss the problems of the Nigerian film industry, with special emphasis on the collaboration between the private and public sectors towards boosting the country’s economy through protection of intellectual property and investment in Nollywood.
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