NYSC URGES FILMMAKERS TO WRITE APPLICATION LETTER AND SUBMIT SCRIPT BEFORE USING CORPS MEMBERS UNIFORMS IN MOVIES
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged filmmakers to ensure they write an application letter and submit their scripts before using corps members’ uniforms in movies.
NYSC Assistant Director of Legal Services, Mr Christian Oru, made this disclosure on Friday, November 20, in Lagos during a meeting between the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and creative industry stakeholders on enabling laws and strengthening of professional guilds and associations.
Oru said that illegal use of NYSC uniforms in movies would no longer be tolerated by the management.
“For any film maker that wants any of his casts to wear the corps members’ uniform while shooting movies, we require that you write an application letter to NYSC to indicate your interest.
“We also demand that you submit your script to us for proper vetting to know how NYSC will be represented.
“We know the script is your copyright and we will do everything to ensure confidentiality,” he said.
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Oru, who stated that administrative handling charges has been introduced for filmmakers before the use of the uniforms, noted that the NYSC is open to allowing film makers to advertise their movies on its various campgrounds.
“We want a token from what you generate from the production of such movies where our uniforms are used, this is known as administrative charges.
“This is because we spend money to produce these uniforms, we will like to work with you and we promise that we will all be on the same page to ensure we are developing the industry and the nation as well,” he said.