Lagos producers must register with censors
Parties that produce or sell content in Lagos State must register all content with the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board within 30 days from now on.
This notice was given by the board’s executive secretary Bamidele Balogun while unveiling new a platform from the Performing Musicians Employers Association and Lafrique Promedia that tracks and generates revenue for entertainers.
Balogun said producers that failed to register would face severe sanctions by the board, and called for the co-operation of stakeholders.
He said: “The board will advise practitioners involved in production, sale and distribution of audio and visual products to register their products through the board’s authorised agent within 30 days. Practitioners and stakeholders are also informed that, henceforth, all audio and visual contents produced and sold within Lagos State shall attract the payment of 5% levy on each item.
“This exercise will, however, assist the Lagos State government in policy formulation, with regard to planning and funding for the sector. All practitioners and stakeholders in the entertainment sector within the state are advised to comply with this directive and co-operate with the authorised agent of the board.”
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