.The Lagos State Government recently opened the Lagos Film Office, headed by Makin Soyinka, son of Nobel Laurete, Professor Wole Soyinka. The agency is operating under the state's Ministry of Culture and Tourism and aims to facilitate film making in Lagos State as there has been a mass movement of movie makers to the east, where it is more convenient to shoot movies without the problems of area boys and getting permit to shoot in some places. With this new office, film makers will find it easier and hassle-free to film in Lagos.
.The Bank PHB sponsored 'The Intern' was won by Adetola who went home with N3, 000, 000 money price, a brand new Nissan car, brand new laptop, automatic employment, and an MBA scholarship at a business school as well as full executive wardrobe.
1st runner-up, Ayodele Oguntubi, 28, and 2nd runner-up Abosede Alimi got N1, 000, 000 and N750, 000 respectively. They also got brand new laptops, automatic employment and an MBA scholarship in a business school.
. As a way of promoting tourism in Cross River State, the Child Survival and Development Organisation of Nigeria will host Tinapa Film Festival tagged 'Film' from today Friday March 30th to Sunday April 1st. The film festival has alot of activities lined up which includes film screening, panel discussion and workshops.
. A new movie awards tagged The Nigerian Movie Award has been born and it's first edition is slated next month in Calabar, Cross River State at the opening ceremony of at the much publicised Africa's business resort, Tinapa. NIGMA as it is being called will reward other genres and segments which have been previously neglected, including outstanding stage plays, television dramas, fashion and photography, make-up and costume.