The Lagos State hovernment has charged the film and entertainment industry to fulfill its potentials by projecting valuable and morally viable contents that will sustain the rich cultural heritage of the state for economic development and goals.
Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf said this while speaking at the stakeholders’ forum organized by the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board with the theme” “Content Development as a Driver For Sustainable Growth in the Film And Video Industry.”
Akinbile-Yussuf added that content delivery is germane to sustainable growth and development in the entertainment and tourism sector.
She added that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is committed and passionate at repositioning the industry for its utmost possibilities.
The commissioner urged the stakeholders to accentuate efforts in archiving professional content delivery.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture, Princess Adenike Adedoyin-Ajayi urged practitioners in the industry to conduct thorough research on the environment and community before giving out content.
In her address, Executive Secretary, Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Bukola Agbaminoja acknowledged the commitment of Governor Sanwo-Olu in utilizing arts, culture, film, entertainment and tourism as catalyst for economic and social development in the state.
She maintained that film producers should mirror and partner with the state government in shaping the society having, in mind that the entertainment industry nurtures, invent, influence and shape the society.
The resource person, Professor Sola Fosudo cautioned that quality content is the soul of film industry and producers must strive to achieve it for acceptance in the society.
He noted that audiences will continue to seek foreign content as long as it indicates brilliancy and is breath-taking.