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Ministerial Committee on Motion Picture Operators Bill For Inauguration April 8

The Ministerial Committee aimed at fast-tracking the passage into law of the Motion Picture Practitioners Council of Nigeria (MOPPICON) Bill is to be inaugurated Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Conference Room of the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced this Thursday in Abuja.

The 17- member Committee, which will have Ms Peace Anyiam-Osigwe as Coordinator and Mr. Mahmoud Alli-Balogun as Deputy Coordinator, will review and harmonize the MOPPICON Bill ahead of its submission to the Ministry of Justice and then the National Assembly.

The SA to the Minister on Media, Segun Adeyemi in a statement indicated that the membership of the Committee would include the representatives of the various guilds and associations, including the Association of Movie Producers, Director Guild of Nigeria, Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN) as well as the Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN).

Other associations to be represented on the Committee are Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP), Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Screen Writers Guild of Nigeria, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Movie Ambassadors of Nigeria, Niger Delta Film Forum and Female Producers of Nigeria.

The statement also confirmed that Tony Anih of the Film Makers Collective will serve as the Secretary to the Committee. When established, MOPPICON will regulate, administer and control the motion picture practice in Nigeria.

It would be recalled the Minister had announced the plan to set up the Committee at the 2016 Kannywood Awards in Abuja on March 13, 2016.

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