Nollywood rated among world’s most prolific

The International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations (FIAPF) has rated Nollywood as one of the most prolific in the world in terms of volume of production and the highest number of production annually.

The Federation Senior Advisor, Bertrand Moullier, made this known in Switzerland at the roundtable side event at the 35th session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

The Nigerian embassy in Switzerland said the event which is a collaboration between the federation and the permanent mission of Nigeria to the United Nations office in Geneva, held from November 13 to November 17.

This was followed by an exclusive projection of the Nigerian film, “The CEO”, directed and produced by Kunle Afolayan.

Moullier further stated that Nollywood’s creative entrepreneurs and creators now seek a stable system of regulatory and legal incentives in order to take the dynamic sector to the next level as a driving force in local job creation and GDP growth.

He asked stakeholders in the movie industry to rely on the possible professional and policy options available to the industry in the wake of the ratification, and the new draft copyright bill that is being considered by the federal executive council.

Speakers at the roundtable were Prof. Bankole Sodipo, a Nigerian IP expert and an Academic; Mike Akpan, Director of Regulatory Department of the Nigerian Copyright Commission; Kunle Afolayan, film director and producer, Golden Effects Pictures Limited, Lagos.


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