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KAP Film Academy off to a good start with editing diet

Kunle Afolayan Productions (KAP) Film & Television Academy, USC School Of Cinematic Arts and Netflix have partnered for a series of training workshops for the creative industry in Africa.

Kunle Afolayan Productions (KAP) Film & Television Academy, USC School Of Cinematic Arts and Netflix have partnered for a series of training workshops for the creative industry in Africa.

Kunle Afolayan


The first in the series of talent development initiatives is a postproduction training programme, which kicked off on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, and will run for 10 weeks.

Allison Triegaardt, Netflix’s Grow Creative Manager for Africa says, “Africa is a hugely important region for Netflix and as we grow the number of productions is important for African stories to be able to meet the growing demand for quality storytelling. Our Grow Creative partnerships like the one with USC and KAP in Nigeria will help bridge the skills gap and up-skill experienced crew. This will also ensure an even stronger diversity of voices, stories and points of view for our global audience.”

The post-production training programme is one aimed at polishing the skills of film editors and broadening the horizon of their knowledge.

According to the founder of KAP Film and Television Academy Kunle Afoloyan, the training will focus on modern concepts of storytelling through the power of editing.

“This will be an exciting, hands-on seminar with lots of student participation and editing. It has been amazing working with the Netflix team to produce dynamic Nigerian films, and it will only get better now that we are partnering with Netflix and USC to train the newest crop of film post-production experts. These editors and sound designers will go on to craft Nigerian stories on a world-class level,” Afolayan said, adding that the programme will be led by world-renowned editor, Douglas Blush from USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Doug Blush is an award-winning director, producer, editor, writer and cinematographer whose work includes over 150 feature and television projects. Blush is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as well as the American Cinema Editors (ACE).

The 10 students shortlisted for the programme are Emeka Egbelu, Adesuwa Omon, Ifeanyi Passion, Ugbede Atabo Peter, Unyime Patrick, Candace John-Jumbo, Toye Peters Ogunjomo, Oyinbra Fegha, Temitope Folarin and Todimu Adegoke.