The Lagos Film Academy (LFA) has concluded its first TV writing masterclasses, which featured scribe Chris Ihidero (Fuji House of Commotion, Hush) sharing his wisdom about the TV business.
According to the writer/director/producer, being a TV scriptwriter entails more than just talent. “In TV, there’s never enough time or money. What is crucial is to know, as a writer, when to compromise and when not to. Learn not to give excuses,” he said.
Other coaches at the masterclasses included script editor Ijeoma Ogwuegbu-Uduma and TV producer and director Olufemi Ogunsanwo.
Ogwuegbu-Uduma has edited scripts for various TV shows, including Tinsel and MTV Shuga. Ogunsanwo is one of the directors of Africa Magic’s Ajoche.
The masterclasses were concluded with First Fridays, an event that provides a platform for Nollywood professionals to network.
The LFA aims to equip aspiring scriptwriters with the necessary skills and information to succeed in the TV industry.
Ihidero has directed over 100 hours of TV, including Fuji House of Commotion, Shuga, Now We Are Married, VIP and Hush.