Akpan Etukudoh Asare
The newly elected chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) in Cross River State, Mr Joseph Ease has said that they will soon begin export of many indigenous films to other countries to earn more.
He also said that they will now be producing high quality films from the state and would also export other intellectual properties to different countries.
Esse said he has produced a blueprint that would guide him administer the AGN in the state and make it compete with its peers in Nigeria.
According to him, there are well over 6000 actors in the state whose efforts would soon be upgraded for international consumption.
The newly elected chairman of the union, Joseph Esse said this in Calabar at the end of their annual election, stressing that they are set to give value to acting and make it promising and attractive.
He said that as peace and unity has been restored in their union, they have resolved to work together and bring back active film production foe actors in the state to realise their dreams.
Esse said they want to encourage the individual actors to harness their talents and take advantage of the many opportunities that would be created.
“In Cross River, we have many talented actors. Many actors now in the national limelight hail from or started their acting careers in Cross River. As at 2004, the state was number one in film production. We want to ensure that actors come to the state to act their films.
“” We want to see a situation where the state derives economic benefits from the influx of actors. We would like to see a situation where many more actors graduate to become producers in Cross River State”, he said.
The election which was witnessed by the national chairman of AGN, Prince Emeka Rollers and the representatives of the Inspector General of Police effectively put paid to factions which plagued the unions since two years ago.