The confab, however, held a year after the landmark National Summit on Culture and Tourism, was organized in Abuja, by the Ministry of Culture and Information to chart a new path for the industry. Whether the recommendations arising from the conferences have been implemented is yet to be seen. But one thing is certain, and it’s the genuine intention of the present administration to make the entertainment industry an alternative to ‘oil’ in the country. The minister of Culture and Information once declared that “government cannot afford to take the creative industry with levity, as it had become the cash cow for many other nations.” … [Read more...] about Entertainment industry in 5 years: More talks, more promises, more committees!
Just contacted @Equinox to cancel my membership after many years. Money talks, especially with these monsters. If it’s too inconvenient for u to trade one LUXURY GYM for another, then you should be ashamed. (No disrespect to the many wonderful employees at my local Equinox). Bye! … [Read more...] about Actor Armie Hammer Goes After Marvel Entertainment Chairman for Donating to Trump
Anthony Oseyemi, Rea Rangaka and Shamilla Miller lead the series’ cast. It tells the story of a world-renowned paranormal expert and UK-based author who travels to his native South Africa to write his latest book. While his publisher believes he’s there to investigate Africa’s many ghosts and monsters, he has an ulterior motive – he’s finally ready to interrogate his sister’s death and to face up to the truth of what happened to her. … [Read more...] about Gareth Crocker, Creator Of Netflix’s First South African Series ‘Shadow’, Signs With Cultivate Entertainment
Cinematographer Bruce Logan, who lensed Tron, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Batman Forever) has signed on to direct the introductory film. He’s known for his special effects work such as blowing up the death star on Star Wars IV: A New Hope. Steven A. Finly is adapting the screenplay. … [Read more...] about Rio Vista Universal, Porchlight Entertainment Worldwide, Priscilla Presley To Develop ‘Almythea’ Film Series
Artist, technicians, managers, skilled and unskilled workers across the whole spectrum of the audio-visual industry will soon be eligible for appointments with written contracts, and get minimum wages, safe working conditions, health benefits and electronic payment of salary. The labour ministry is working on a new legislation that will supersede the Cine-Workers and the Cinema Theatre Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act of 1981. The move is expected to formalise the $20-billion media and entertainment industry. Currently, workforce involved only in cinema theatre, cinematographic film and feature films (a full length cinema) were covered under the Act and paid in cash, often depriving other workers involved in documentary or other audio-visual production of bare minimum benefits of a worker. The industry provided employment, both direct and indirect, to over 5 million people in 2017. Currently, most of the semi-skilled or unskilled workforce in the audio-visual industry works … [Read more...] about Minimum wages, health benefits for all media & entertainment industry workers soon