Award-winning Nigerian production company Play Network Studios and television and film production company Native Media TV have unveiled a joint venture called The Film Academy.
The Film Academy is intended to be a one-stop shop for everything film and television in Africa. The plan is to combine Nollywood with in-depth research and advanced technology to create a hub where all stakeholders in the Nigerian movie industry can engage, develop and harness skills through networking and merit alone.
Charles Okpaleke, CEO of Play Network Africa, and Rogers Ofime, CEO of Native Media TV, said in a statement on Instagram: “This project is determined to bring together all stakeholders across the supply chain, from top to bottom. We are beyond excited at the prospects the film academy holds and welcome you to join us. Together, we will advance the foundation that has already been set, we will innovate and join forces, and we will build a Nollywood that will make us prouder than ever before.”
Play Network Studios is the company behind Nigerian movies Living In Bondage: Breaking Free, Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story and Nneka the Pretty Serpent, while Native Media TV has produced films such as Mugabe, Colore, Hotel Majestic, Bridges and Conversations in Transit.