As part of efforts to boost the film and entertainment industry, the Lagos State government is set to create a one-stop-shop of conceptualisation to finality for filmmakers in the State.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Shuli Adebolu, disclosed this at the graduation ceremony of the Pioneer MultiChoice Talent Factory Scholars drawn from across West Africa, which was held at the Lagos Business School, Ajah, Lagos.
Mrs. Adebolu noted that the State is blessed with beautiful locations for film production and efforts are being considered to ensure the State has a one-stop Centre that would ensure quality and timely production of films that meet domestic and international standards.
While reiterating that the vision of the present administration is to grow and attract foreign investors to the industry, the Commissioner affirmed that government will ensure that the State becomes a preferred destination for tourists and also an entertainment hub on the continent.
According to her, “Lagos State is the second-highest producer of films on the Continent. The State is, therefore, set to open her doors by creating an enabling environment, regulations and solid foundations that would make the sector a flourishing one that could successfully rival the likes of Hollywood and Bollywood entertainment industries”.
She commended MultiChoice for its Talent Factory initiative, stating that Lagos will collaborate with the private sector and key stakeholders to develop the industry to create jobs and earn revenue for the State.