BY ESE DIBEBI
The Audio Visual Rights Society of Nigeria (AVRS) has commenced the licensing of users of audio-visual content in line with the mandate given by the Nigerian Copyright Commission, The Sun reports.
AVRS is the body saddled with the responsibility of facilitating a vibrant audio-visual industry and economy in Nigeria through which right owners derive the full benefits eligible to the commercial utilization of their works and intellectual property.
The body is also collaborating with the Centre of African Business, Law, and Entrepreneurship (CABLE), University of California to organize a conference on filmmaking and corporate quality assurance of Nollywood.
According to a statement, the series of events billed to run from February 1 – 6, 2016, would feature Nollywood Meets Hollywood, where representatives of Nollywood will meet with their counterparts from the film and television industry in Los Angeles, California, USA. This is in addition to Nollywood films screening, a Nollywood development workshop, California and the Africa Innovation Conference 2016.
Hotels, advertising agencies, telecommunication and transport companies, airlines and relevant airport facilities, fast food confectioneries, hospitals and banks are among those to be licenced by the body.