JAMPRO meets with Nigerian film industry to discuss opportunities for collaboration

Film Commissioner Renee Robinson (left) greets Adedayo Thomas, Director General, National Film and Video Census Board of Nigeria, after a meeting held at JAMPRO's Head Office on November 28, 2018. JAMPRO, The Nigerian High Commission and Nigerian Film Industry officials discussed opportunities for Jamaica and Nigeria's film industries to collaborate and facilitate knowledge transfer. 

The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) hosted a courtesy call with a Nigerian film industry delegation that was in the island last week to meet with local filmmakers, showcase films from Nigeria, and host workshops to share Nigerian film industry best practices. The meeting was held on November 28, 2018 at JAMPRO's Head Office in Kingston. 

The Nigerian High Commission, in partnership with JAMPRO, hosted the delegation of senior public officials and business leaders from Nigeria, who were representing their film industry colloquially known as Nollywood.

The delegates included the Director General and Chairman of the National Film and Video Censors Board,  Nollywood producers and actors, and representatives from FilmOne, Nigeria's largest film production and distribution company. Other stakeholders involved in the visit included the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sport, The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, the Jamaica Business Development Corporation, the Jamaica Film and Television Association, and the University of the West Indies.

During the courtesy call, representatives from JAMPRO and the delegation discussed opportunities for the Jamaican and Nigerian film industries to collaborate and facilitate knowledge transfer.  Speaking of the meeting, Film Commissioner Renee Robinson said, "The relationship between Jamaica and Nigeria is deeply established and through exchanges like this, we strengthen the opportunities to do greater business together. Nollywood has innovated in so many ways, including through many of the informal structures that we also share here in Jamaica, so there is a lot we can learn from each other. I look forward to the possibility of this being an annual delegation!” 

Published Date: 
Monday, December 10, 2018
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