The Enugu State Government through its Ministry of Culture and Tourism is to train no fewer than 200 youths in film and creativity.
The Commissioner in charge of the ministry, Ms Rita Mba, disclosed this on Saturday in Enugu while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting that held on Friday night.
Mba said that the two-day training would qualify the participants to access the creativity industry’s N500 million loan powered by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
“The council at its meeting approved the film and creativity industry training for 200 participants cutting across all the local government areas of the state.
“The training is packaged by African Movie Academy who train our Nollywood actors and actresses, and organise the prestigious AMAA awards,” she said.
The commissioner said that the training would take place on May 23 and May 24, 2019, adding that prospective participants could obtain their expression of interest forms at the ministry for free beginning from May 20.
Mba said that the training was tailored towards teaching participants the rudiments of movie making, acting, script writing and film marketing.
She said that the participants would also be taught how to write and package proposals with a view to accessing the CBN loan.