Actors Guild of Nigeria has suspended a fast-rising Nigerian actress, Queeneth Hilbert indefinitely from film production activities following unprofessional conduct.
Ms Hilbert’s services have also been withdrawn from all movie sets, a statement signed by AGN’s Chief Press Secretary, Bartholomew Aguugo revealed on Sunday.
Mr Aguugo said the suspension was based on preliminary investigations conducted on several complaints received from producers and marketers for breach of contract.
“Following our preliminary investigations into a series of petitions received from producers/marketers which borders on your gross professional misconduct, this letter constitutes official notice of your indefinite suspension from the Actors Guild of Nigeria and film productions in accordance to our constitutional provision,” AGN President, Ejezie Rollas was quoted as saying in the statement.
Some of her professional misconducts are said to include; breach of contract, abandoning of film sets without permission, gross negligence of production timing and protocols, collection of artists fee without showing up for the production, refusal to refund fees collected after disappointment among other complaints.
The Guild stressed that the actress’ demeanour toward her profession was capable of tarnishing the age-long reputation of the association.
They also disclosed that her matter had been referred to the National Disciplinary Committee headed by Sam Dede for thorough investigations.
Meanwhile, AGN warned that the violation of the notice of suspension may lead to further disciplinary measures, adding that the National/State Chapter Taskforce has been mandated to monitor all film locations and production sets across the country to ensure compliance.
Also, it appears Ms Hilbert has accepted the decision in good faith as several cryptic messages on her Instagram serve as pointers. The actress, who is a Nigerian and Lebanese National, is an actress and model and started her acting career in 2012.