Actors Guild unveils online magazine

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The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has announced the launch of a digital magazine called “On-screen” to create visual awareness and promote the work of actors across the country.

AGN National President, Dr Emeka Rollas, while speaking during the guild’s pre-International Festival cocktail, said the magazine would educate the public on roles actors play in the industry.

Rollas said that the cover page of the magazine had just been launched while the main magazine would be unveiled during the guild’s International Festival scheduled for  Nov.16 to Nov. 18 in Miami.

“The On-screen magazine is for actors, we have just unveiled the cover page, we have the intention of unveiling the main magazine in Miami. It will be an online publication which will be done quarterly.

“It will be capturing the activities of actors in Nigeria, we are trying to create visual awareness for actors,” he said.

AGN National President, Dr Emeka Rollas

He noted that despite the commendable efforts of many talented actors, the Nollywood industry has yet to achieve the level of recognition it deserves due to inadequate branding and rebranding efforts.

According to Rollas, the International festival was deliberately organised to promote Nigerian actors as well as expose them to international casting agencies.

He said through this, actors would gain access to well renumerated jobs with international actors, film directors and producers.

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He noted that the festival would engage casting directors, members of the Script Actors Guild of America in different workshops and Artificial intelligence (AI) would also be touched on.

“The only way the industry will improve the welfare of its members in terms of good renumeration is when they are involved in productions with massive budget.

“So, we are advocating that we need to go and sell ourselves out there.

“This will create  cross cultural relationships between Nigerian actors and foreign ones.

“We are going to continue the festival next year until we are able to strengthen our body, we need to see actors engage in bigger projects outside here,”  he said.

Rollas announced that AGN’s first international festival will include a red carpet gala, film screenings, panel discussions, city tours, workshops, and seminars. He thanked the U.S. Consulate in Lagos for their support in hosting the maiden edition.

 

Source NAN

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