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Joke Silva Asked The Government To Invest In Nollywood In Order To Satisfy Filmmakers

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Joke Silva wants the government to enhance distribution for cinemas and theatrical exhibitions [Instagram/@ajokesilva]

Silva made the call on Tuesday in Lagos while chatting with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “Over the years, filmmakers have found it difficult to access funds to produce films, a development government needs to wade into to encourage filmmakers,” she stated.

Joke Silva wants the government to enhance distribution for cinemas and theatrical exhibitions [Instagram/@ajokesilva]

She states that the Bank of Industry (BOI) is primarily responsible for providing funding to filmmakers, but new channels ought to be established. “We shouldn’t have to overcome excessive obstacles to obtain funding for film production; the current barriers are too onerous. In order to prevent depletion of the source, efficient methods for returning the funds need also be developed.

Joke Silva wants the government to enhance distribution for cinemas and theatrical exhibitions [Instagram/@ajokesilva]

Additionally, the government shouldn’t always think about having a high interest rate; instead, it should concentrate on the

money is returned. I advise filmmakers to also realise the need to return such funds so that others can access it.

“There should also be a place for grants for the creative industry that will give a soft landing to filmmakers, this is needed because it is important that businesses get expanded in the creative space,”

Silva pointed out that in order to bolster the creative industry even more, the government needs to focus on improving theater and movie theater distribution.

Joke Silva wants the government to enhance distribution for cinemas and theatrical exhibitions [Instagram/@ajokesilva]

“A number of factors will facilitate the diffusion of stage plays; smooth road trips are necessary to get movie theaters across the nation. Is it possible for the federal government to provide buses and security to transport workers across the nation? “Government should be able to help the creatives to produce and run their work for longer duration, because it is when works are run for long that the producer generates much revenue,” she stated.
The actress counseled coworkers to work together given the nation’s current economic circumstances.
“Although the administration and the economic team are making every effort to guarantee our economy

“This is in collaboration, what two practitioners would ordinarily have done to put resources together, four practitioners can do that.

“By collaboration, we will be spreading our net wider, that is the way actors will probably earn more.”

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