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Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIES, TV & WEB SHOWS' started by Wilhemina, Jul 7, 2008.
I know you're more objective than that, so stop.....:box
@ blue - at 1043am?? LOL!
Kpelu Gbogbo ideas a da si ta nko? Ko ye mi gan o da gbipe nollywood ko fe change so why bother?
didnt u go to wanted u saw the hype the storyline its all make believe!
We have stories to tell that appeal to our audience yet we have head or tail to nollywood 2 guilds that lord what their doing i mean im just fed up abeg....
its cheaper now :roll as per i no be hollywood or nollywood star
Hollywood is not Nollywood. so don't compare.
But these actors can change things but since they themselves are in this for fame and money they might not. look at actors now in strike in hollywood, its not the tom cruises that are on strike, but the minimun wage actors. the ones who are offered 4,500 per work week as minimum wage per the SAG 1995-2007 agreement.
after the strike might go up to 7-9000.
these nollywood actors need to strike too. they need a better AGN who will advocate for health insurance, pension benefits and all that.
on the issue of piracy, Hollywood (although no comparison's, one must learn from the best) exploits its movies wholly before it goes to DVD. I understand with armed robberies and all that theatre will not be a valid distribution channel, how about daytime theaters?, or community theaters?.
if these people made GOOD movies, there are sales agencies who pick up african movies like faiths corner, bamako, Dula, tsotsi etc and get foreign distribution.
they really need to burn down all these rental stores and reduce the number of distributors who are not unionized. look at blockbuster, it is a franchise, once u buy the franchise, u are pledged to obey their rules, i think its either they buy the DVD rights or they give the distributor a pecentage share quaterly rentals of their movie.
bottom line, they need to improve their movies so that they can get world market and world money.
on the other hand, these actors do make good money i u think about it. 2 movies per month at 10,000? thats 20,000 per month. if a producer is making a movie at a 70,000 budget and pays his lead cast 10,000 thats more than 10% standard pay rate for A list stars just like in hollywood.
they are making more than I make hustling in america. don't pity them please, pity the waka passes and the crew.
My Suggestion was to take the foundational aspects of hollywood and impliment them to nollywood...as soon as we see hollywood on NR it glitters comparing which i am not why would i? i just said waka passes are earning more it was meant to be funny on my part ...
We have to reform the guild and re write their objectives they are obviously not doing a good job... its an abacha situation someone at the top must go for progress to manifest!... Theres no two ways about it....
independent or not funds need to be made available for movie makers to create their works of art... why is it so easy for crappy movies to be churned out yet scripts that are at least concrete and have a lesson or two within them take longer because of lack of funds where is the union who is sitting on the funds?
And which of the two AGN's will they strike sef!
Easy on the beer, sis. if you have started, it's too early.Lol
I take my word back, of not being in the industry before understanding what we are trying to say. "entshuldigung" once again.
How about my question now?
Hey you are a musician, and you can be very useful to nollywood. Movie scores in movies rest on the shoulder of musicians. But if you hear what are being paid for scoring movies in nollywood, you will consider the actors very fortunate.
Ahem...There is no K in pelu...
Movie Score? No thank you...for now but Ill keep that open...Im passionate about my music i wont do it for the money its a talent i take it very seriously if approached i might consider doing it as a favour....i have everything i need in life (my family)
Why do i want them paid alot? Well for one they put themselves out there everyday for our entertainment...I admire so many film makers in nollywood because in a country like naija they are still able to give something back but its not fair to me the way the wages are mentioned like its something to celebrate I look at other people just like them in the same profession and some less talented that are doing nonsense but are getting paid better and i become sad we dont even have a database for all the actors and actresses in nigeria it saddening
Ok if the figures are appropriate are they arranged by appearance demand....fanbase or what...
Sorry Uncle i spelled it like i pronounced it
@highlighted, they are not doing you a favour by putting themselves out there for your entertainment, they are doing you a service and you pay indirectly when you purchase a movie they feature in.
@blue, I think the figures are arranged taking all that into considerations, plus more.
na entertainment na...abi u dey watch nollywood movies for funeral?..nothing is free I expect them to get paid i pay to watch them its a merri go round but somewhere on that ride money is dropping through the seat!...
I will go to Film School sometime in my life and i will learn these things and i will act on these points ive raised in this thread I'm pretty serious about restructuring the industry but first German Language Class cause that Endishung me i no know am o!
@ bolded I cant deny that during my stressful days i turn to nollywood to relax...for my entertainment so they are doing me a favour not of late though i find that Im on NR on my stressful days!
"Entschuldigung?" ...... For knowing it is a German word, you are already learning fast. It means I'm sorry or pardon me.
What of Gesundheit? <na only dat one I know....> :D
It means get back to work before I call your boss!
They say "Gesundheit" when somebody sneezes, but it actually means "Health".
Abeg, who want German lessons should contact Rudeboy or Vince. Language don too boku for this my brain.
I agree with you and same can be said for the foolish saying "Nigeria na the giant of Africa." What has that gotten us?
Nne, the owners of the shops that I visited were Nigerians and their customers were 99.9% East Africans. I visited more than 10 stores including hair shops.
Next door is too far. Am talking inside the shop there. I will be back in MN in next week and maybe I go take pictures.
Hey I will in Milwaukee at the end of the month for a party. Will you be home?
There are 2 AGN's?
Anyway, i have a serious question.
Short of going to babalawo and cursing the people who are pirating movies, what can be done to combat piracy?