Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures’ Practitioners Association of Nigerian (TAMPAN) has retained its suspension of all film shoots and related works in compliance with the federal and state governments’ lockdown order.
President of TAMPAN, Bolaji Amusan, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday said the decision was reached after consulting with the Association of Movie Content Owners and Distributors (AMCOD), TAMPAN’s Central Working Committee and other major stakeholders in the creative industry.
“In this regards, and having consulted with Association of Movie Content Owners & Distributors (AMCOD), our leaders and elders, various creative industry heads and our Central Working Committee, I hereby sustain the suspension of all film shoots and related works till the lock down in our major state of practice are lifted,” he said.
Amusan maintained that the lockdown order in South West states where members’ film locations are situated necessitated the continued halt in film shoots.
“Majorly, our film locations are situated in Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti. These states are locked down except Oyo where movement is partial, and there are stern looking security agents moving round to ensure a strict compliance to the lock down order,” he added.
However, he advised members to endure the restrictions of the lockdown to avoid contracting the virus whose tally of infected persons have risen to 442 with 152 discharged and 13 deaths recorded since March.