Nigeria, France sign agreement on motion picture development
After 15 years of diplomatic activities and meetings between officials of Nigeria and France, the first cooperation agreement on film, cinema, and other related matters has been finally signed in Paris
PwC’s Outlook forecasts rise in media, entertainment revenue by 2023
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Filmhouse Cinemas Opens West Africa's First MX4D Cinema
Nigeria’s premiere entertainment company, Filmhouse Cinemas, has opened a cinema multiplex at Landmark Village, Victoria Island, Lagos. A striking feature of the new cinema is an MX4D theatre, the first in West Africa. The development was first reported in July 2018, when the company signed an agreement with American cine-tech giants MediaMation, creators of MX4D…
Boyo’s House of Talents hits cinema
Impossible love, a clash between two generations, ambition, suspense is the hallmark of House Of Talents, a movie produced by Andy Boyo. The movie parades some of the notable names in the showbiz industry, including Sola Sobowale, Chiwetalu Agu, Ego Boyo, Kalu Ikeagwu, and other veterans.
Ojesebholo: There’s need to invest in cinemas
Ehizojie Ojesebholo is a film director and animator. The CEO of Ceroms Media, which he runs with his wife, Ibironke, is popularly known for Jand Hustle, Chill Pill and Smoke & Mirrors to mention a few flicks. The award-winning filmmaker, early this year, released Jimi Bendel Show.
Broaden your African cinema horizons
The 40th edition of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) started on July 18 and runs till 28. It’s one of Africa’s longest-running festivals with a strong focus on African Cinema, with 180 screenings of new films at this year’s edition. It offers an opportunity for filmmakers and film lovers from around the continent to see the work of emerging African filmmakers and network.
3 Reasons Why The Cinema Is A Bad First Date Idea
Picture this scenario: Boy meets girl on social media or a dating app. Boy slides into girl’s DM. After a brief chitchat, they decide on a hangout to “get to know each other better”. And so they go to the cinema to see the latest film. Film ends. Boy and girl go home disappointed. Except…
Nigerians spent N3bn in cinemas for first half of 2019
Nigerians spent nearly 3, 124, 026, 959 billion Naira to watch box office movies at Nigerian cinemas between January and June.
M.P. Ajaere: Proudly presenting Nollywood, African cinema to the world
For several years, filmmakers, particularly those in Anglophone Africa, have clamoured for a platform to promote ventures by Africans in the industry and that would support stakeholders and organisations that make films. They have lamented lack of established structures to help the African filmmaker from a Pan-African perspective. Although attempts by filmmakers in Nigeria and…
A matter of language
A couple of days ago, I was watching Guy Ritchie’s sophomore movie Snatch (2000), the brilliant follow up to his fantastic directorial debut Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). Being one of my favourite films, it wasn’t the first time of watching. Aside the great dialogue, insane sequences and incredibly memorable characters with…