The popular Nollywood icon, Zack Orji has encouraged international collaboration to expand Nigeria’s movie industry.
Veteran and highly respected actor, Zack Orji has advised the federal government to sign an international co-production treaties with other countries. He said that the treatise should be aimed at creating funds for international feature films.
Zack Orji said to the News Agency of Nigeria that the government can help expand the horizon of Nollywood.
We have been gradually reaching out to our colleagues in other African countries and the response has always been very encouraging.
The good thing is that with the work we have done so far in Nigeria we occupy a vanguard position in all of Africa to the point that a lot of our colleagues in other African countries invite us when they want to do the kind of thing we are doing in Nigeria.
And that is something we find very welcoming, very commendable. So we have been doing a lot of international feature co-productions; the only thing you can say is that at the governmental level, Nigeria has not signed co-production treaties with other African countries.
So that is the level we have to cross. When we cross that level, it will make certain funds available for feature co-productions on an international basis. If our government signs co-production treaties with other African countries, it will begin to generate a lot of feature co-productions with those countries.
The renowned actor Zack Orji called for more international collaboration to expand the Nigerian movie industry.