Lagos State To Build A One Stop Shop for Filmmakers

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Lagos State To Build A One Stop Shop for Filmmakers

In a bid to improve and boost the film and entertainment industry as well as create job opportunities in Nigeria, the Lagos State Government has started making plans to establish a one-stop-shop for filmmakers in the state.

Mrs Shuli Adebolu, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, highlighted this new development at the graduation ceremony of the Pioneer MultiChoice Talent Factory Scholars drawn from across West Africa, which was held at the Lagos Business School in Ajah area of Lagos. She gave assurance that film-makers would enjoy support from conceptualization of ideas to the final production.

The commissioner further added that Lagos state is blessed with beautiful locations for film production and frantic efforts are being set to ensure the state has a one-stop centre that would ensure quality and timely production of films that meet domestic and international standard. This measures would ensure the growth of the industry and also attract foreign investors.

She also stressed the commitment of the present administration to tourism and entertainment sector by ensuring that the state becomes a preferred destination for tourists and entertainment hub of the continent.

“Lagos is the second largest in the amount of films produced on the continent globally. The state is therefore set to open her doors by creating enabling environment, regulations and solid foundations that would make the sector a flourishing one that could successfully rival the likes of Hollywood and Bollywood entertainment industries,” She said.

While commending MultiChoice for its Talent Factory initiative, the commissioner stated the readiness of Lagos State Government to collaborate with private sector and key stakeholders for the development of the industry to create jobs and source of revenue earning for the state.

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