Censors Board Steps Up Fight Against Piracy
Have you ever been a part of a production team and while you sit and wait for the proceeds of your hard work, you see a young man holding a copy of your yet to be officially released work right there in the middle of the road?
To stop this heart break and law suits, the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has set up an 8-man task force.
The NFVCB boss, Adedayo Thomas said it is in line with the Buhari administration plan to increase film production by 15 percent on an annual basis while exporting videos to generate USD 1 billion in foreign exchange by 2020.
Chaired by the NFVCB ED himself, the national taskforce which is headed by veteran filmmaker, Patron/Advisor to the Board, Chief Eddie Ugboma, has as its members, Head of Lagos State Film Censors Board, Dele Balogun; notable marketer, Igwe Gab Okoye; and notable northern Nigerian filmmakers, Aisha Alilu and Malik Awah.
The team will work closely with members of the Police, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and other relevant agencies to achieve results.
The taskforce is expected to specifically consider issues regarding proliferation of unclassified or unapproved movies, Influx of foreign movies dubbed in indigenous languages, and movie distribution by unlicensed agents.