The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has announced the indefinite suspension of Queeneth Hilbert, Nollywood actress, from film production activities over allegations of professional misconduct.
Bartholomew Aguugo, AGN’s chief press secretary, who announced the sanction in a statement seen by TheCable Lifestyle on Monday, said Hilbert’s services have also been withdrawn from all movie sets.
He said the decision was based on preliminary investigations conducted on several complaints received from producers and marketers alleging breach of contract by the actress.
In the statement, the spokesman quoted Emeka Rollas, AGN president, as saying that her professional misconducts include abandoning film sets without permission and gross negligence of production timing and protocols.
She was also accused of collecting artiste fees without showing up for the production and refusing to refund the said fees after disappointment among other complaints.
The AGN said Hilbert’s disposition toward her profession is capable of tarnishing the reputation of the association.
According to the statement, the case has been referred to the national disciplinary committee headed by Sam Dede for a probe.
“While on suspension the actress is expected not to participate in any film production or Guild activities,” it noted.
“She was cautioned that the National/State Chapter Taskforce has been mandated to monitor all film locations and production sets across the country as a violation of the suspension rules may lead to further disciplinary actions.”
TheCable Lifestyle had earlier reported how the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) similarly suspended Nkechi Blessing and Kehinde Adams, two actors, over their social media row.
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