Lagos – The Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, has assured that it will eradicate all forms of alleged sexual harassment of its members by some producers under the pretext of allocating juicy roles to them.
The president of AGN, Emeka Ejezie told newsmen in Lagos yesterday that it was part of his leadership’s efforts at sanitizing the industry.
Ejezie said, “Allegations against film producers by actresses may either be true or false, but we are going to raise eyebrows to ensure it does not exist.
”We will restore sanity into the industry by campaigning against sexual harassment of our members and ensure it begins to occupy its pride of place.”
According to him, the guild would also develop a database that would checkmate the activities of those who come into the guild with other motives rather than acting.
He added, “We are going to expose the bad eggs in the industry if at all they exist by creating a database of actors; this will afford us the opportunity to know the real actors and fish out imposters.”
He, however, said that the guild would create an affiliation with the bodies in charge of scripts and producers to fine tune the quality of Nigerian films.
Ezeji said that the guild would also encourage scriptwriters and producers to venture into writing scripts on issues such as agriculture, engineering and information technology that could enhance national development.
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