British-Nigerian actor-director Chiwetel Ejiofor said the rise of streaming platforms and a growing appetite for new voices in movies have opened the door for "epic" African stories to reach a global audience.
For the first time in Netflix history, the streaming service has climbed on board to produce the new Nigerian flick 'Lionheart'.
This move is in line with the streaming service rapidly expanding local programming on major continents. The streaming service recently announced at the Content London conference that its Europe team has been looking into opportunities in Africa.
Plans for a mutually beneficial working relationship in film production and distribution between Nigeria and France have reached an advanced stage. This was disclosed at the French Day Roundtable -- one of the industry sessions at the ongoing Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).
Netflix is finally putting its $8 billion original production budget to work in Nigeria's Nollywood movie industry.
The list of nominees for the 2018 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) were announced at an event held at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Lagos. The winners will be announced at the AMAA Gala in Kigali, Rwanda on 22 September. Here is the full list of Nominees:
The African movie industry will experience an exhilarating transformation when scores of filmmakers breakout of the Multichoice Talent Factory (MTF), located in three hubs- Nigeria, Kenya and Zambia -a few years from now.
Blogger Linda Ikeji, one of Nigeria's biggest names on social networks recently launched Linda Ikeji TV (LITV) to great fanfare. It offers dozens of films, series and programmes inspired by US shows but with a Nollywood twist for a monthly fee of 1,000 naira ($2.80, Sh288).
Rwanda was officially announced as the host of the 14th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs) slated for August 11 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centre. The annual event recognises outstanding work by Africans in the film industry. By Eddie Nsabimana
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