Wednesday, 14 July 2010
NOLLYWOOD COMES TO NAIROBI
This year’s Broadcast & Film Africa Conference will see a host of Nigeria’s leading film producers showcasing their latest productions.
AITEC Africa, the event organiser, has announced an exciting programme, including a Nollywood Pavilion in the exhibition running alongside the conference to be held in Nairobi from July 28 - 29. Over 20 Nollywood film-makers will participate in the conference, to promote their products to broadcasters and distributors that will be attending the event from throughout Africa. Nigerian films have become increasingly popular among East African TV viewers.
The conference will include a session entitled After Nollywood, What Next? – African Film Distribution Across the Continent.
Speakers on this topic include Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu,Imruh Bakari, Savannah Films, Tanzania; Lola Sanusi, Director of Operations, Continental TV; Trushna Buddhev Patel, GM Africa, Pan-African Film Distributors; Professor Emevwo Biakolo, Dean, School of Media & Communications, Pan-African University, Nigeria; Mike Dearham, Head M-Net Library Acquisition and Sales
Over 60 African and international broadcast and film leaders will make presentations on a wide range of broadcast and film industry topics in the two day conference, sharing knowledge and experience with industry managers and professionals from throughout the continent.