FG to establish film village in Kano

FG to establish film village in Kano
July 16 13:02 2016

The Federal government has announced plans to
establish a world-class film village
in Kano, as part of measures to
standardize film
production and creation in the country.

Speaking at an interactive session
with Kannywood film
practitioners in Kano on
Thursday, lead promoter of the
project and a member of the
House of Representatives,
Abdulmumin Jibrin, said the 20-
hectare centre would be equipped
with state-of-the-art facilities and
equipment for film making.

“The film village has
cinematography centre, 400-
capacity auditorium for training,
hostel, sound stage, eatery block,
three-star hotel, shopping mall,
stadium, clinic, among others,” he
said.

According to him, the centre was
modeled out of an Indian film city
and a Chinese film centre.

Jibrin also revealed that
N1billion would soon be released
by the federal government for the
kick-off of the initial stage of the
project.

Also speaking at the event, a
former president of Motion
Pictures Association of Nigeria,
MOPAN, Sani Mu’azu, said the
centre would create 4,500 jobs
and reduce the import of film
equipment.

“The centre would also boost the
advertisement industry by
production of first-rate
commercials.” Muazu said.

” There wouldn’t have been any better time to
do this than now. This is what we really desire
and we are all grateful to Hon. Abdulmumini
for facilitating the sensitization meeting and
take- off of this project.

President Buhari has
promised to be part of the entertainment
industry and with this project we can only say
thank you Baba, ” Zango said.

Actors Ali Nuhu, Falalu Dorayi, Ummah Shehu
and Rahama Sadau also commended the effort
of the government on the initiative.

In his remark, the Governor of Kano State,
Abdullahi Ganduje, expressed appreciation to
the federal government for bringing the
project to Kano.

The governor said his government would
sponsor some of the artists to acquire foreign
training in cinematography and film-making.