LASG to train 4,260 filmmakers

By Starrys Obazei | March 13, 2023

The Lagos State Government will train 4,260 filmmakers and creative practitioners with the grand purpose of exposing Nigerian culture to the world.

In a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, the training, which is in partnership with film academies, will assist the filmmakers in acting, editing, cinematography, directing, lighting, and production design, among others.

Mrs Adebukola Agbaminoja, the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, disclosed this at the 2023 Summit of the Legends of Nollywood, held recently in Lagos with the theme: ‘Empowering the Nigeria Film Industry – Actualizing Your Resources.’

Mrs Agbaminoja noted that the collaboration among the stakeholders in the film industry will help it to achieve more by focusing on local content to expose Nigerian culture to the World.

She maintained that producing films using local content for the younger generation will grow our local value system.

She said the establishment of the Lagos Film City One-Stop-Shop at Epe to accommodate every genre of the film industry was informed by the fact that entertainment is one of the strong pillars of the present administration in the state, according to the statement.

Agbaminoja also pointed out that Nollywood had grown to become the largest movie market in Africa in terms of the number of movies produced per year, revenue, popularity and job creation opportunities.

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