Lagos govt promises increase of grants to filmmakers, construction of $100m African Film City  

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The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised an increase of grants and training for upcoming players in the movie industry in Nigeria.

The promise was made by Governor Sanwo-Olu during a news conference on the forthcoming 12th African International Film Festival (AFRIFF), at the Government House, Marina, Lagos.

He stated that the groundbreaking of the proposed 100 million dollar African Film City project in Epe, Lagos State would be done before the end of October, 2023. 

Sanwo-Olu said; ‘‘We have great plans underway, first, is that we will be doing the groundbreaking for the African Film City before the end of this month.

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“The film city would be on 100 hectares of land in Epe and it is massive. We just want to take the lead in Lagos State.

“We are hoping that the first set of studios should be ready in 24 to 30 months right after the groundbreaking.

“I have been to a few studios in the United States of America, like Prime studio, Sugarland and more, they are excited and promised to come down here.

“Secondly, we are also going to be doubling our monetary support and training for upcoming players in the industry as well as increasing grants for film producers, we will be doubling whatever it is we have done in the past,” he added in part.

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