The Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN) is set to convene the first edition of Africa Creative Summit, aimed at filmmakers and technical experts, in April.
DGN will hold the event in Nigeria in collaboration with Brainz & Lloyds International, a Dublin-based TV and film consortium. The Summit is a partnership between the Kaduna state government and CAVS, an audiovisual service in Ireland.
According to the organisers, the event will focus on the economic development of the technical and creative aspect of the entertainment industry. DGN president Fred Amata said the event is scheduled to run over three days and will take place in Lagos, Kaduna and Asaba sometime in April 2018.
Supported by Don Pedro Obaseki, a film producer and former MD of Daarsat and executive director of Daar Communications, the seminar will focus on the technicalities of film, television, audiovisual, music, radio, entertainment law and creative investment.
Brainz, a representative of Brainz & Lloyds International, said: “The workshops will be delivered by top players in this field who will be able to provide practical knowledge and skills as well as valuable insights into how we can go about ensuring improvements in the Nigerian creative industry.”
The objective of the event is to structure an alliance between foreign technical experts and Nigerian creatives in order to strengthen the business partnerships between them, she added.