EMEM ISONG SEEKS GOVT PARTNERSHIP WITH FILM MAKERS
… DISCLOSES PLANS TO SHOOT MORE MOVIES IN AKWA IBOM STATE
Award winning screenwriter and founder of Royal Arts Academy, Emem Isong Misodi has stated that given more support, she will make more movies in Akwa Ibom State.
The statement was her parting words when the Special Assistant to Akwa Ibom State Governor on Entertainment Industry, Mr David Sergeant (Utang Akwa Ibom) on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 played host to the movie producer in Uyo.
The courtesy call by Nee Isong was a move in expression of gratitude to Mr Sergeant and to seek partnership to grow the industry in her state of origin, by calling for collaborations through his office.
In response, Utang Akwa Ibom assured Mrs Misodi of his unreserved support to the illustrious daughter of the soil who boasts of an enviable record of achievement in Nollywood.
‘We are proud of you and will do anything to support you’ Utang stated, ‘your success is our success, your achievement has also done the state proud’ he added. He said he will do anything within his capacity to further boost the boom Akwa Ibom State is enjoying and fast becoming Nigeria’s next movie hub.
‘At least 10 movies are shot in Akwa Ibom State every month, I receive and support film makers from across the country to shoot in Akwa Ibom, we have the natural endowment, the infrastructure and we have the talents, it is also heartwarming that Nigerians are realising our potentials’ Utang Akwa Ibom explained.
Emem who is currently in the state for the shoot of her new movies, revealed that given the necessary support which she has enjoyed from the governor’s aide for her current project, she plans to shoot more movies and engage numerous homegrown talents in the film industry.