It is not information that prime cinematographer and director, Tunde Kelani, just lately introduced his resignation because the chairman and member of the National Film and Video Censors Board.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Kelani spoke on his plans after quitting NFVCB.
“My plan is to continue working. Being a member of NFVCB wasn’t a full-time job; we were just expected to hold meetings three times a year. As a matter of fact, there was no time I left my job as a filmmaker. But for the last four years, I have not released any new production. I have movies I can release but it wouldn’t be wise to do that because it will be pirated within 24 hours. It is not sustainable to keep working for pirates because we invest a lot in our movies.”
“Piracy has affected the traditional DVD distribution network; so, we have to look towards technology and other platforms. This year, I think we will have solutions.” He stated, “Being a member of NFVCB wasn’t financially rewarding as most thought; it was a service to the nation. We had been imagined to formulate insurance policies that will assist the movie trade.