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‘The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide To Success: Beyond Nollywood’ Headed Your Way In 2014

'The Nigerian Filmmaker's Guide To Success: Beyond Nollywood' Headed Your Way In 2014

In her highly anticipated follow up to her highly
informative 2011 book The Black British
Filmmaker’s Guide, London-based
writer Nadia Denton is now currently
hard at work on her new book, The
Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood
, which, as with her previous book, will
deal with finance, marketing, distribution of films from the
Nigerian filmmaker’s point of view this time.

So far, for the book, she has completed over 40 interviews of
some projected 80 interviews Ms. Denton plans for her upcoming filmmaking
guide, which she expects to have completed and ready for the public by the end of
Spring 2014.

And among those she has already interviewed are directors
such as Obi Emelonye (Dir. The Mirror
Boy & Last Flight to Abuja
), Kunle
(Dir. The Figurine & Phone Swap), Michelle Bello (Dir. Flower Girl), Kenneth Gyang (Dir. Confusion Na Wa and the Winner
of Best Film African Movie Academy Awards 2013 – pictured above).

Some of the other people involved in the film
industry she has interviewed for the book, include such distinguished persons like Ayuko Babu (Founder & Exec Director of
Pan African Film Festival
),  Afolabi
(Former MD Nigerian Film Corporation), Fidelis
(Founder Abuja Film Festival), Jason Njoku (Founder & CEO IROKO Partners)
and Richard Aseme (Director of International
Distribution, Paramount Pictures UK

As Ms. Denton says in the introduction for her book, her
goal is to create the definitive film industry reference manual that “offers
guidance to a new generation of Nigerian filmmaker. This rapidly emerging, new
class of creator in Nigeria and the diaspora is currently revolutionizing the
industry …and these progressive filmmakers want to have theatrical runs of
their films, compete on an international level, tour festival circuits, secure favorable
distribution deals and win academy nominations.

She further goes on to say that: “At
present many of them are denied opportunities to elevate their work because of
the lack of structures in place to support them. The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide
to Success seeks to partly address this problem by pulling together high level
industry guidance and best practice in a single format….It is crucial that this
valuable information is centralized for the current generation as well as those
to come.

We will keep you up to date with the progress of the book
and release date.

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