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NITV to be held virtually during AFM

The Nigerian International TV (NITV) Summit will be held online from November 9 to 13 during the virtual version of the American Film Market next week.

With the tagline Beyond Borders in Film Business: Cinema Exhibition Business in Nigeria Before & After the Pandemic, this year’s NITV will examine how the pandemic has affected local content.

Speakers at the event include Mo Abudu, CEO of EbonyLife Media; Moses Babatope, co-founder of Filmhouse Group and MD of FilmOne Entertainment; Patrick Lee, MD of Diamond Cinemas and management consultant at Star Glazers Media; and Joy Odiete, MD and CEO of Blue Pictures Entertainment.

Ijeoma Onah, NITV founder, said: “It’s been four years of taking the Nigerian film business global at the American Film Market and the summit has remained Nigeria’s top-level flagship B2B professional event for deliberate positioning of the local film industry globally.”

To register to attend the summit, click here.

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NITV Summit to be held in Paris

The Nigerian International TV Summit is scheduled to be held on April 3-4 in Paris.

Themed Producing with Nigeria: Developing and Creating Original and Appealing Content for Africa and Beyond, the two-day event will bring together top local and international TV industry executives involved in the content business.

It will create a platform to encourage cross-cultural productions and TV content business between Nigeria and other African countries especially with the French speaking countries in Africa as well as other English-speaking countries, both within and outside Africa.

It will also be an opportunity to meet and network with Nigerian independent TV producers and discover new projects in development for B2B financing and coproduction and distribution with Nigerian independent production companies.

There will be special screening sessions for buyers seeking to acquire scripted and non-scripted programmes including TV series, movies, telenovelas, feature films, documentaries, Nigerian animations and fashion and cooking shows.

Industry workshops and round- table discussions will highlight new, existing and innovative content delivery solutions and opportunities for local channels in Nigeria as well as the role Nigeria plays in creating the demand and appetite for African content to the rest of the world.

The summit will also focus on Nigerian women in film and TV, including Stephanie Linus, executive director of Extended Hands Foundation for Best Reality TV Show (Make Me Fabulous), Emem Isong, CEO of the Royal Arts Academy for Best TV Movies (Lovers & Sinners), Chinenye Nworah, CEO of Giant Creative Media for Best TV Drama Series (Tough Love) and Gina Ehikodi Ojo, CEO of Geenamoore & Associates for Best Cooking shows.

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NITV heads to France

The Nigerian International TV Summit (NITV) is scheduled to hold a number of industry events in France next month, including a conference in Cannes and another in Paris.

Between April 9 and 10, there will be a two-day event in Cannes called the Creative Africa Pavilion, as part of the MipTV conference. The Pavilion will house panel sessions between 4pm and 6pm, aimed at exploring ways African companies can work with international ones.

On April 12, NITV will host a roundtable discussion in Paris to explore how French and Nigerian companies can work together. This forum will bring together producers and distributors to highlight and develop content cooperation and exports.

At NITV’s events in France there will be roundtable discussions centred on the Nigerian TV business landscape, the opportunities available within the Nigerian audio-visual and TV ecosystem, film funding and production in Nigeria as well as other related TV topics.

There will also be specialised sessions on understanding coproduction with Nigeria, commissioning and discovering new projects from Nigeria, and networking opportunities.

Some new Nigerian TV series in development for international coproduction will be revealed in an effort to show that the best TV content can be found in Nigeria and also to create international visibility for Nigerian independent TV producers.

These projects include True Blue by Charles Novia, founder of November Productions; Broken by Agatha Amata, CEO of RaveTV; Maskers by Victor Okpala, CEO of Dope 7 Media; and The Mystic River by CEO Native Media, Rogers Ofime.

Other highlights include Kosi by Izu Osuigwe, CEO of Forest Media; The Masters Plan by Blessing Egbe, CEO of B’Concept Productions; The Redemption by Kingsley Omoefe, CEO of Golden Heritage; Hunted Heart by Emeka Ossai, CEO, Golden Pyramids Productions; Sinking Sand by Jerry Isichei, CEO, Daches Multimedia; Darker Shade of Black by Greg Odutayo, CEO, Royal Roots Communication; The Prenup by Paul Igwe, CEO, Whitestone Cinemas; and Princes and Paupers by Ariyike Oladipo, CEO, Apreel Ventures.

As well as NITV’s French events, the company is planning its NITV Summit in Lagos in September and another event in Los Angeles in November.

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