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Monday, September 26 • 10:30 - 14:45
The New Media Era and it's advantage for Film Makers

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The cinema of Nigeria, often referred to as Nollywood, consists of films produced in Nigeria; its history dates back to as early as the late 19th century and into the colonial era in the early 20th century. With an average production of over 2,500 movies per year– 2,408, 2,514 and 2,621 in 2008, 2009 and 2010 respectively, Nigeria ranks has Africa’s largest producer. Bollywood on the other hand churns out an average of 800 movies yearly, which is more than double the amount of feature films produced by Hollywood.

Last year, data was released showing that Nollywood is a $3 billion industry. It is bigger than Hollywood by volume, and right behind India’s Bollywood according to www.fortune.com Facebook is the largest social networking company.

As of January 2016, Facebook’s monthly active users reached 1.55 billion, or 22 per cent of the entire world’s population (16million of these number are Nigerians).  Facebook's other services have 900 million users (WhatsApp), 800 million users (Facebook Messenger) and 400 million users (Instagram), globally, according to Statista, a leading statistics company on the internet. - See more This is the reason why adequate information needs to be paid to see how film makers can leverage on this technological insight.

  1.  Film making in this Digital age (Production technology/Technical know-how) How can we produce better film for great viewing experience using technically advanced approach and more.
  2. Leveraging the Power of Digital Media in Promotion & Marketing How can we market, promote and monetize your content and reach your target reach/penetration. 
  3. Seeking funding for your project. - You have come up with an amazing script or story but do not have the knowledge on how to source for funds or partner with production companies. - Knowing when to sell your script and when not to. - Knowing the legal decision to make when seeking funding and/or partnership.

Monday September 26, 2016 10:30 - 14:45 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki