BY ESE DIBEBI
As the controversy surrounding the proposed MOPICON bill continues, another filmmaker, Eric Aghimien has added his voice to the plethora of opinions.
The A Mile From Home filmmaker has described the document as a conspiracy against the new set of fimmkaers.
Originally scheduled for yesterday, Friday, the inauguration of the ministerial committee to review the draft bill was postponed indefintely due to an emergency Federal Executive Council meeting.
Eric shared his thoughts on his Facebook page earlier today:
MOPICON is conspiracy against the new crops of filmmakers, it’s a conspiracy against upcoming filmmakers and it’s conspiracy against the unborn filmmakers. FILMMAKING is an art not politics. There is freedom of expression… It’s a FREE MARKET let the audience decide which is a good film and which is bad. Nobody should be forced to go to any film school or do one year apprenticeship with any Studio or filmmaker. We are used to chasing shadows in this country… The real problems; piracy and distribution are there grow fat and eating deep into the industry everyday and we busy writing a bill and looking for ways to discourage aspiring filmmakers from coming into the industry INSTEAD of enticing them to come in. In my opinion, MOPICON is a Nollywood growth INHIBITOR we must stop it.