President, Association of Movie Producers (AMP) and founder of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Peace Anyiam Osigwe, has emerged as Chair of the newly formed Federation of Nollywood Guilds / Associations (FRENGAN).
The body previously known as the Coalition of Nollywood Guilds and Associations recently held an extraordinary meeting attended by the heads of Guilds & Associations in Lagos and elected a new executive.
While Anyiam-Osigwe was elected Chair of the apex body of Nollywood guilds and associations, President of Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPAN), Dr Ahmad Sarari emerged as vice-chairman.
The other elected officers of FRENGAN include the President of the Directors Guild of Nigeria, Victor Okhai as the Secretary-General, President, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas as the Public Relations Officer and President of Theatre Arts &Motion Pictures practitioners (TAMPAN), Bolaji Amusan (Mr Latin) as the Treasurer.
Commenting on Anyiam-Osigwe’s behalf, FRENGAN spokesman, Emeka Rollas, said it’s a new dawn for Nollywood professionals as they continue to professionalise and improve the quality of offerings.
“The era of anybody anywhere becoming a filmmaker is over. The body is out to address all issues of Nollywood professionally in line with international best practices. We shall continue to build bridges to ensure the growth and development of Nollywood in good reputation,” he said.
Anyiam-Osigwe, a respected voice in the entertainment industry, emerged as the seventh national President of the AMP in August 2020.