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KAP Academy graduates pioneer set of film trainees

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The pioneer set of trainees and certified affiliates of the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) at the University of Southern California (USC) in the United States, through Kunle Afolayan Production (KAP) Film and Television Academy have graduated following a 10-week intensive training on Post-production techniques.

The diploma course, which is also in partnership programme with global streaming platform, Netflix, was created to impart knowledge to improve the skill of young filmmakers, and by extension, improve the overall production quality of films from the local film industry.

Toye Peter, Ifeanyi Passion, Todumu Adegoke, Adesuwa Omon, Ugbede Peter, Oyinbra Fegha, Emeka Egbueui, Unyime Patrick, Temitope Folarin and Candace John-Jumbo were awarded a diploma in post-production editing (Picture Cropping, Editing and Sound Design).

The tuition-free course module was estimated at ₦500,000 per student.

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Being one of the two training programmes planned for rollout this year by KAP, The KAP-USC programme, which focuses on post-production, is the brainchild of celebrated filmmaker Kunle Afolayan.

He explained that the scheme was a responsibility he owed the next generation of filmmakers and he is passing the torch to them to replicate greatness in filmmaking than what has been achieved so far.

The programme is the successor to his earlier venture to educate filmmakers leveraging the internet: Film Masterclass with Kunle Afolayan, a web series masterclass he conceived three years ago.

“I hate to say that there was no structure; there was a structure. But you cannot compare it to structures in other places around the world,” Afolayan said as he recalled enrolling in one of Tunde Kelani’s film classes years back in Abeokuta.

“Despite not having those structures from other places, we are still able to do a lot. Our films are now going international. One of the reasons why I thought it was necessary to start a training programme was so that we can impact and build a new generation of filmmakers in our little way.

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“A lot of people can’t afford these courses, but thank God for technology, it is changing how things are done,” he concluded.

The ceremony’sThe keynote addressed delivered by award-winning writer and producer, Femi Odugbemi, highlighted the importance of institutional training for the sustainability of the film industry.

“Just a decade ago, there were less than 10 training programmes available in the country, today, there are dozens,” Odugbemi noted.

“So there is general agreement that the quality of the product needs to improve and that the opportunities of international exposure and distribution will come only with a certain commitment to global best practices and technical quality and artistic exploration.”

Despite these developments, he however noted that for such programmes to bear more fruits, film professionals must be willing to “esteem the learning experience as critical, not just in the economic world, but to their personal growth as artists and as storytellers.”

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The convocation ceremony which took place at the KAP Hub in Ikeja, Lagos played host to several Nollywood filmmakers and creatives.

Some of the notable personalities include veteran filmmaker Tunde Kelani; Former Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism Arts & Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde; filmmaker Mr. Mahmood Ali-Balogun; star actress Joke Silva; Prof. Duro Oni; Executive Director, Urban Vision Limited, Tola Odunsi; and comedian Babatunde Adewale, among others.

Source: Theculturenewspaper

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Malaika took me almost two months to produce, Toyin Abraham reveals (Video)

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A Nigerian actress and movie producer, Toyin Abraham Adeyemi, has revealed that it took her just two months to produce her alleged N500 million budget movie, Malaika.

Also read: Tinubu hails Funke Akindele, creative industry

She made this revelation during a chat with the media while addressing the disturbing thread of piracy in the Nollywood industry.

A victim of piracy herself, Toyin, as she simply called, lamented how her N500 million budget movie was leaked on Telegram and how she was able to salvage it with the help of her team.

“If you look at me, I’m actually not okay. I’ve to come from the hospital; I’ve been having panic attacks. It’s not easy shooting a movie for close to N500 million and just seeing it out there.

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“I saw my movie and another movie, and I thought I was dreaming, and they said, ‘No, you’re not dreaming,’” she said.

She went on to disclose that the hackers announced on Telegram that they were going to upload the movie by 12, which they eventually did.

When asked how long it took her to produce the movie, Toyin responded that it took her almost two months.

“I shot Malaika for two months, almost two months,” she replied.

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By a comparative analysis, on average, Hollywood studio movies are shot within 30 to 120 days, with outliers falling below or above this range. The length of principal photography depends greatly on the scale, genre, and length of a film.

“Lift,” the new Kevin Hart-led heist thriller now streaming on Netflix, took approximately five months; between March and July 2022 to be precise, for filming with a $100 million budget.

Toyin further disclosed that her advocacy against movie piracy isn’t about her interests alone but for the general good of the industry.

“This is not about Malaika or any movie in the cinema; it is not about tribe. It’s about the creative industry; it’s about the entertainment industry. Because this is the only thing we do,” she stated.

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“Behind The Veil” Hits Amazon Prime: A Roller Coaster of Emotions, Life Lessons Unveiled

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The much-anticipated movie, “Behind The Veil,” has officially made its debut on Amazon Prime, promising viewers a captivating experience filled with twists, wit, drama, and a spectrum of emotions.

The film, directed and written by Toyin Moore, offers a unique blend of storytelling, featuring an eclectic cast of talents from various nationalities.

Starring Rotimi Salami, Khadijah, Taiwo Olutayo, Toyin Moore, Dapo Opayinka and Juanita Imeh.

Others are Alex Mike, Nora Brown, Mabel Marquez, Rasheed Ijaiya, Lydia Tett Olet, and more, “Behind The Veil” showcases a diverse ensemble that brings the narrative to life.

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The executive producers, Comdnt Alistair Soyode and Toyin Moore, have played pivotal roles in bringing this cinematic masterpiece to the Amazon Prime platform. The movie’s director, Toyin Moore, has lent her creative vision to the project, ensuring a compelling and immersive experience for the audience.

Dwayne Josephs, the Director of Photography, and the post-production team at DDFILMWORKS have contributed to the movie’s visual brilliance, promising viewers a visual feast.

“Behind The Veil” is not just a movie; it’s an emotional roller coaster that explores the complexities of life. With valuable lessons embedded in its narrative, the film is set to resonate with audiences seeking more than just entertainment.

Viewers can follow the link https://www.amazon.co.uk/placeholder_title/dp/B0CH8DZWFT on Amazon Prime.

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Director Mo Receives 7 Nominations and Ongoing Acclaim for “OBSESSION”

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In an era where storytelling transcends boundaries and cultures, the luminary film director, Emmanuel Chidiebere Nwosu, known affectionately as Director Mo, continues to rewrite the narrative of African cinema. His magnum opus, “OBSESSION,” has garnered widespread recognition, affirming his status as a trailblazing filmmaker.

At the recent Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival in Canada, “OBSESSION” amassed an astounding 7 nominations, signifying its remarkable impact on the global cinematic stage.
Director Mo’s virtuosity was further celebrated as he secured the prestigious title of Best Director Africa.
This eloquent achievement solidified his reputation as the visionary behind the movie “Obsession.”

The accolades continue to pour in as Director Mo clinches an additional 7 nominations, including Best Director, at the inaugural African Cultural Film USA Awards. “OBSESSION” has earned its place as an official selection for this distinguished ceremony, underscoring the film’s indelible mark on storytelling excellence.

The resounding nominations “OBSESSION” has received span several key categories:

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Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Sound
Best Editor
Best Film
Director Mo’s humility and dedication shine through as he reflects on this remarkable journey. To him, these numerous accolades represent a validation of his unwavering commitment to crafting unique African narratives. He ardently believes that the essence of a great film lies not only in its end result but in the stories it tells.

Speaking about “OBSESSION,” Director Mo revealed that he approached the project with a deeply personal connection, leaving no stone unturned. The cast, known for their exceptional professionalism, collaborated tirelessly to immerse themselves in their roles, ensuring a portrayal that resonated with audiences on a profound level.
The continued success, marked by consistent nominations since the film’s cinematic release, stands as a testament to the captivating storytelling that “OBSESSION” delivers. Director Mo’s craft reflects a remarkable fusion of passion, talent, and an unyielding commitment to cinematic excellence.

Emmanuel Chidiebere Nwosu, Director Mo, is a visionary in the world of cinema, and his work continues to captivate audiences, sparking curiosity and conversation. As he treads new frontiers in filmmaking, his journey is one to watch, and his name is etched in the annals of cinematic greatness. Expect to hear more from this director as he continues to mesmerize the world with his storytelling prowess.
Director Mo Clinches Best Movie Director Africa at TINFF 2023

In a triumph that underscores his dedication to the craft, Director Emmanuel Chidiebere Nwosu, popularly known as Director Mo, has been bestowed with the coveted title of “Best Movie Director Africa” at the prestigious Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) 2023 in Canada.

Director Mo’s cinematic prowess came to the forefront at TINFF, where his exceptional talent was acknowledged and celebrated on the global stage. This remarkable achievement is a testament to his unique storytelling skills and his unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of African cinema.
The Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival has consistently been a platform that recognizes and honors excellence in filmmaking, making Director Mo’s victory in the category of “Best Movie Director Africa” all the more remarkable.

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As an award-winning director, Director Mo continues to make an indelible mark in the world of cinema. His work reflects a passion for storytelling, a commitment to cinematic excellence, and a dedication to showcasing African narratives that resonate with audiences far and wide.
This accolade serves as a testament to Director Mo’s outstanding contributions to the art of filmmaking. His creative vision and dedication to his craft are being celebrated not only by industry peers but also by a global audience that values compelling storytelling.

With this latest accomplishment, Director Mo’s star continues to rise, and his name shines brightly in the constellation of esteemed filmmakers. He remains a pivotal figure in shaping the future of African cinema.

As Director Mo basks in the glory of this well-deserved recognition, the world eagerly anticipates the next chapter in his extraordinary cinematic journey. His unique storytelling gifts promise to captivate audiences and contribute to the ever-evolving landscape of African cinema.
Congratulations to Director Mo on this incredible achievement at TINFF 2023! His Best Movie Director Africa award is not just a personal triumph but a celebration of African storytelling and filmmaking as a whole. We look forward to the stories he will continue to weave on the silver screen, captivating and inspiring audiences across the globe.

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