Nigerian filmmakers lament tough times amid COVID-19 pandemic
05 September 2020 | 7:00 am
The ban on film production in Nigeria has partially eased, but strict guidelines are in place to avoid the spread of coronavirus, meaning big changes to procedures on-set. Producers now work with very limited crew and actors, with the production team for one sitcom scaling down from 70 crew members to 12.
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