Association of Nigeria Movie Directors inducts new members

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The Association of Nigeria Movie Directors, (ANMD), has concluded plans to build a multi-million Naira edifice that will serve as the National Secretariat of the association as well as a hotel with an in-built production location.

The leadership of the association made this known, at the 4th annual convention of ANMD, held recently in Lagos.

There was induction of 55 new members of the association as well as honouring deserving stakeholders and eminent Nigerians.

Speaking at the event, the President of ANMD, Mr. Kenneth U. Ibeanusi made known his leadership plans to build a multi-million naira edifice that will serve as the National Secretariat of the association as well as a hotel with an in-built production location.

According to him, if the dream is realized, it will not only be the first of its kind in Nollywood, but also, the project will help to solve so many challenges movie makers face in terms of locations and lodging for the cast and crew of movie productions.

He noted that the project will be managed by people who completely understand the challenges filmmakers face as it will also serve as a source of revenue for the association.

While welcoming new members into the association, the President of ANMD Mr. Kenneth U. Ibeanusi urged them to imbibe the vision of the founding members of the association which is to provide a level playing ground for all professional movie directors in Nollywood both at ome and in the diaspora.

Also, speaking at the occasion, the Governor, Lagos State chapter of the association, Mr. Nnabuike Okoro called on all the film directors across the country to endeavour to come together to help restore order and predictability to the growth of the global film market and expansion in line with the theme of the confab.

“I want to remind us that we all as directors have a major role to play in the success of Nollywood. I must commend the good job we are doing so far as the standard of our films has greatly improved and is appreciated all around the world,” Okoro added.

Some of the stakeholders honoured at the event included, actress Ngozi Ezeonu, comrade Alex Eyengho, Sir Precious Preye Oliver a.k.a Mr Nollywood, late Chris Ekejimbe. Late Mama Africa Others were Bishop Roseana Adenuga, Amayo Uzo Philips among others.

Meanwhile, Dr. Nudubuisi Nwankwo JP, was conferred the grand patron of ANMD which was established in 2015, to encourage young creatives who want to create content and make money from their sweat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pulse/O.O

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