Wednesday, September 28

Nollywood not structured to feed artists – Sam Dede

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Nollywood star and a Lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Dr Sam Dede, has expressed regrets that the nation’s creative industry is not well structured to put food on the table of the practitioners.

This was as an entertainment lawyers, Barr. Rockson Akpotiri Igelige, called on the need for government give attention to the implementation of copyright act to enable art creators benefits from their works.

Dede, who is an expert in film and television production, acting voice and speech training in the art department, stated the need for restructuring of the industry to benefit all the person involved in productions process.

Speaking at a-one-day sensitization programme legal perspective to management of creative industry on students of Theater Art in the Uniport, by Barr. Rockson Akpotiri Igelige, Dede, insisted that provisions should be made on how other crew members involved in film production would benefit from their intellectual input in every Project.

He said: “I think you know the creative industry in Nigeria is still not probably structure in such a way that it puts money in the pocket of the practitioners and that is what we have been talking about for many years.

“We need to sit down and look at the model to rejig the system in such a way that the practitioners, those crew members that we over look and ignore, begin something reasonable from a movie project.

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