LBS, Movies Union To Partner
-For Screening Liberian Movies
The Liberia Movie Union (LIMU) and the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) are to strike a partnership deal that will give the Liberia National Television (LNTV) the right to screen Liberian movies.
Making the disclosure during the first General Meeting of the Union held at the G. W.Gibson High School on Capitol Bye-pass in Monrovia Saturday, the LIMU President Mr. Eddie M. Gibson stated that when concluded the partnership will prioritize the screening of Liberian movies and cut down the screening of foreign movies.
He further disclosed that the partnership will also seek to do a serial National Television project produced by LIMU to be shown on LNTV.Gibson also revealed that a committee will be set up to verify the type of films to be shown on LNTV, adding: “We will screen, censor and accept your movie before carrying it to LBS.”
In a related development, Gibson has disclosed that LIMU is also arranging a partnership with an entity in the United States of America aimed at constructing a state-of-the-art theatre in Liberia.
In an interview with the Liberia News Agency, the Representative of the Shaikalee Consultant Firm, Mr. Jacob Davids, confirmed the information of the partnership.
He disclosed that “the political will for implementation of the project is overwhelming,” and expressed the hope that President George Manneh Weah will do the ground breaking for the construction of the theatre.
LBS is the state-owned radio and television network charged with the responsibility to promote the developmental and cultural aspirations of the nation.
Founded as a corporation in 1960, the network was owned and operated by Rediffusion London until 1968when its management was passed on to the Government of Liberia.
The network began broadcasting as the Liberia Broadcasting Corporation in 1964.
Following the 1980 Coup d’ e’tat, the People’s Redemption Council gave the network its current name, Liberia Broadcasting System.
LNTV is the Liberia Broadcasting System official TV channel in Liberia. another. Gibson, has disclosed plans to build the capacity of artists to ensure that they gain international acclamation.
admonished the artists to obtain the requisite qualifications and skills, if they are to improve in their career.
For his part, LIMU interim executive official, Ernest J. Momo, said building the capacity of technicians and artists in the movie sector will benefit the institution not only in Liberia but also in Africa and the world at large.
“We cannot be talking about meeting international standards without building our capacity,” Momo stressed.
It can be recalled that recently an Interim leadership of the Liberia Movie Union was inducted into office at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT).
The interim leadership is to ensure that members of the union are reconciled, to finalize the drafting of the Constitution of the Union, and take it to election in December.
The leadership comprises Eddie M. Gibson, president; Rev. G. Hamilton Karsor, Secretary General; Messrs Ernest Momo, Andrew Mossima, and Henry Marshall, members.