30th June, 2010
At a time when movie producers in the country are lamenting that they are not getting enough rewards from their jobs, the Video Rental Operators Association of Nigeria, VROAN, has worked out a platform where the movie producers will get royalties on their intellectual properties.
In a letter addressed to the Yoruba Video Film Producers/Marketers Association of Nigeria, YOVIFPMAN, the authorities of VROAN said they wouldÂ henceforth remit rights on selected films so that producers of such jobs can start reaping the fruits of their labour.
VROANâ€™s National President, Kassim Olatunbosun, otherwise known as Boe, told NollywoodReel that to this end, his association has decided toÂ remit rights on selected films that will not be less than 15.
â€œThis will also serve as a platform to control the number of films that are being released into the market. We want to encourage our people to produce more quality films so that the viewers can get value for their money. â€œHaving said that, I must commend the Association of Yoruba Theatre-Arts Practitioners, ANTP and YOVIFPMAN for their support because they have proven to be agents of change,â€ Boe said.
The video rental association is currently making plans to stage an award come 23 October this year. The award, according to Boe, is designed to honour those that have contributed immensely to the growth of the Nigerian entertainment industry.