Film and Cinema

Nigerian Film Corporation Inks Deal With French Agency

The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has secured a ‘cooperation’ agreement with the Moving Image for film production and the Centre National du Cinema (CNC).
The agreement was signed recently in Abuja, Nigeria, by the Managing Director of the NFC, Chidia Maduekwe and the CEO of CNC, Dominique Boutonnat.

The agreement is the first of its kind in the audio-visual industry to be inked between Nigeria and any country.

Maduekwe said that with the new deal, France and Nigeria are expected to create a conducive environment to enable their filmmakers to combine their expertise in film production, archiving and distribution.

Under this agreement, CNC will contribute its expertise to the NFC to enable it to acquire the required skills to administer its archives in a professional manner.

Apart from positioning Nigeria’s creative industry for further investment inflow, Mr Maduekwe said that the agreement would enhance capacity, training and equipment to strengthen the NFC within the various legal framework available.

The French Government will also provide grants to Nigerian producers to help them with the filming process.

The agreement took effect on January 14.
It will last for two years unless cancelled by any of the parties before the expiry date.

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