AGN DEMANDS ROYALTY FROM DSTV

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) on Friday demanded royalty for its actors from DSTV and African Magic to ensure that they do not wallow in abject poverty.

Information about the demand is contained in a statement issued by the Guild’s Publicist, Mr Benjamin Praise, made available in Abuja.

According to him, Nigerian actors are continually denied of their royalty rights in spite of the huge revenue the multinational company makes from showing their movies.

He stated that “it is wrong for DSTV, through African Magic, to enrich themselves and their country without due cognisance to the actors.

“Our actors who represent the golden hen that lays the golden egg suffer and die in abject poverty to the glory of his adversaries,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, the President of Guild, Mr Emeka Ike, had earlier in a statement, stressed the need for the public to support the industry.

According to him, Nollywood is fast going into extinction “and replaced with New Nollywood of unprecedented indecency and abuses.’’

He, however, urged the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to reconsider his position on the removal of AGN representative in the M‎otion Pictures Practitioners Council of Nigeria (MOPPICON) bill committee.

In another statement by Mr Chukwu Roland, the Vice President of the Guild in the South East, Roland warned those trying to hijack the AGN ‎in the name of peacemaking to desist from such activities.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that when established, the MOPPICON bill would regulate, administer and control motion picture practice in the country. (NAN)

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