The management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has warned filmmakers to follow due process in getting approval to use corps members’ uniforms in their movies.
The caution was given by Mr. Christian Oru, NYSC Assistant Director of Legal Services, during a meeting between National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and creative industry stakeholders in Lagos.
According to Oru, the institution will no longer tolerate the illegal use of its uniform in movies.
He further directed that filmmakers have to submit an application letter, while stating exactly what the uniform would be used for.
He went on to add that the movie scripts should be submitted to enable them to observe how NYSC would be represented in the movie because the institution must be acknowledged in the movie.
Announcing that administrative handling charges have been introduced for filmmakers before the use of the uniforms, the NYSC Assistant Director of Legal Services also said NYSC is open to allowing filmmakers to advertise their movies on its various campgrounds.
Oru said, “We want a token from what you generate from the production of such movies where our uniforms are used, this is known as administrative charges.
“This is because we spend money to produce these uniforms, we will like to work with you and we promise that we will all be on the same page to ensure we are developing the industry and the nation as well.”