NITV Summit to take place in Lagos

By Content Nigeria reporter
September 10, 2021


The next Nigerian International TV (NITV) Summit is scheduled to be held from September 28 to 30 in Lagos.

This year’s hybrid edition will mix in-person sessions with virtual content,  under the theme ‘Digital Consumption, Distribution & Disruption: Implications for Film & TV Content Business in Nigeria & for Sub-Saharan Africa.’

It will address the challenges, solutions and opportunities particular to the next generation of filmmakers, said the organisers.

In conjunction with the Emerging Cinema Market Africa event, there will also be a session that will look at the significant challenges and uncertainty that have arisen due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on Africa and the Nigerian film and cinema industry, aka Nollywood.

There will be special screenings in partnership with EbonyLIfe CEO Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Place, aimed at bringing next-generation, upcoming and established Nigerian producers to the fore in terms of distribution and reach locally and internationally. The screenings will focus on the following categories: new movies seeking cinema distribution; new movies seeking TV, VoD and ancillary distribution; new drama series seeking TV, VoD and ancillary distribution; documentaries; and short movies.

Speakers include Joy Odiete, CEO of Blue Pictures Distribution, and Todimu Adegoke from the Next Gen Young Nigerian Producers organisation.

The NITV Summit provides a platform to examine issues related to the business of film in Nigeria as it relates to Hollywood distribution in the country and Nollywood’s international appeal.

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