CENSORS BOARD HAS SANITISED HOME VIDEO BUSINESS IN RIVERS
The Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) Port Harcourt has been commended for sanitising the home video business in Rivers State.
The commendation was made by a seasoned entertainment consultant in Port Harcourt, Mr. Silas Aduke during a chart with The Weekend Tide entertainment desk recently.
Aduke who is also the Managing Director of Early Morning Video Club said the home video is the fastest growing business ventures in Rivers State but most of the operators deal on pirated materials which has led to occasional raids by the NFVCB and the Copyright Commission.
He said apart from sanitising the industry, the Censors Board also enlightened the marketers of Home videos on the dangers of dealing on pirated materials and that with such awareness, the marketers are now well informed that their films must be in their original jackets and they don't need to dub another persons film which according to him is a grievous offence.
The video club operator stressed that Port Harcourt is one of the cities in Nigeria where home video business thrives which explains why video clubs spring up everyday.
He noted that the proliferation of video shops in Rivers State is a welcome development as it has created employment for many people in the state.
He also noted that Rivers State is blessed with good locations and beautiful hotels for shooting films. He therefore urged film producers in the country to make good use of the locations in order to produce good films of international standard.
According to him, the bane of Nigerian movie industry is that everybody is in a hurry to make money with less emphasis on quality. He maintained that the emphasis on money, rather than quality has robbed the country of many international awards including the OSCAR.
He contended that Nigerian producers are always interested in love, rituals and witchcraft etc. We should focus on films that edify our country and promote our cultural values, they should also be original in their works.
He stressed that government has provided an enabling environment for the development of the movie industry and urged those in the sector to contribute their quota to move the industry to greater heights.