By Patricia Uyeh,
According to reports, 13 unions representing a large percentage of Nigeria’s film industry have signed a life insurance, healthcare and pension deal with an insurance firm.
They include: Association of Motion Picture Entertainment Editors of Nigeria (AMPEEN); Creative Designers’ Guild of Nigeria (CDGN); Cinematographers’ Society of Nigeria (CSN); Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN); Film & Video Producers’ and Marketers’ Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN); Independent Television Producers Association (ITPAN); Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN).
Others include; National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP); Screenwriters’ Guild of Nigeria (SWGN); Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) and United Movie Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria (UMPAN).
These associations cover most of the registered Nollywood practitioners and this is the first time the industry is making such move.
It is expected that the insurance deal would help entertainers lead a better life, especially when they have health challenges, which had often led to them appealing to their fans for donations.
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