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Buy, Rent or watch Nigerian Movies Online

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amamellow

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#21
i use to buy my movies from them but their customer service is very bad, there is this lady called ada she is so rude especially when you call complaining why its taken so long for the movies to be delivered, i have stop buying from them



check out africvideos.com
 

NTB

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#22
MDD Video in Chicago is distributor for naija movies. I do believe that her rental fee is about $3 or so per movie and you register with $20. You can equally purchase movies for about $10 or less.
 

NTB

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#23
i use to buy my movies from them but their customer service is very bad, there is this lady called ada she is so rude especially when you call complaining why its taken so long for the movies to be delivered, i have stop buying from them

You can buy from me and you know that I am not rude.
 

Sola

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#24
I rarely watch my movies twice...
This is one of the key problems with properly selling the Home video movies today. We are not producing them well enough to render them keepsakes, so it becomes tough to convince consumers to BUY ORIGINAL instead of patronise pirates and clubs. We need to make them better first.

Thing though...even the ones that were made better still got abused by the consumers/pirates, so that is not the only issue...
 

Misty

Active Member
#25
all these movie makers are only making nothin but noise about controlling piracy, i believe that if they want a maximized profits they should stop all these stupid movies they make focus on the qualities and a little bit of effort on coding the Vcd's to reduce easy bootlegging. Their poor prodcution will encourae ppl to buy bootleggs. 80% of these movies cant be watch more than once cos they are time wasting.
 

Sola

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#26
Ok, so if who should be approached for a distribution deal, the filmmaker or the distributors. What I'm still trying to figure out about nollywood is who really owns the movie? Since things work differently in Nigeria than they do here, I have a feeling that the same case definitely apply to the movie industry. Any filmmaker can approach a distributor to get their movie distributed, but who owns the movie once that transaction is made. For instead, in any given VCD, there are a myraid of previews all from the same distributor, which makes sense, but to acquire rights to distribute those movies here, do you go to that distributor or do you have to approach each individual filmmaker.

People here are trying to help, but the people in Nigeria ought to step up and work together and see what can be done.
This is one of the key issues that led to the failure of FAN. Producers would bring movies to them to release here in the US. FAN will later find out that the producers had no marketing rights to the movies they sold, since they had been fully paid to make the movie in the first instance - or they sold the marketing rights altogether. AfricaMagic reportedly had these issues too at the outset. Everybody wants money, even from what they have no control over.

The way Nollywood agreements used to be drawn without paper mapping out what's what created room for much of these problems. Today, marketers are also the producers and so they know they own everything (although they should be paying residuals if the directors and talents negotiate proper contracts, which they don't for now). So, you would have to discuss with a marketer to release the same movie abroad.

It isn't even about helping. Its just business. Simple economics. The Independent producers who used to make movies sometimes with their own money, which they now sell local distribution rights to marketers have all been frustrated out of the business with the peanuts being offered for these movies now. And the marketers, to reduce overheads, produce themselves, even direct themselves even more. Of course many of the freelance independents were a big part of the root of the problem we see today, but the marketers' hands are not completely clean too. When Ogonna argues that producers should go and start their own distribution if they are not happy with the status quo, he knows how capital intensive these scenarios are and all creative people don't necessarily have the flair for buying and selling. Dat one na anoda matter sha...
 

Sola

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#27
all these movie makers are only making nothin but noise about controlling piracy, i believe that if they want a maximized profits they should stop all these stupid movies they make focus on the qualities and a little bit of effort on coding the Vcd's to reduce easy bootlegging.
You can't even encode DVDs anymore. Right here on my PC, there is no DVD I can't crack if I choose to pirate, including the best of Hollywood. You wan encode common VCD...No make me laugh o.
 

The Maverick

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#28
This is one of the key issues that led to the failure of FAN. Producers would bring movies to them to release here in the US. FAN will later find out that the producers had no marketing rights to the movies they sold, since they had been fully paid to make the movie in the first instance - or they sold the marketing rights altogether. AfricaMagic reportedly had these issues too at the outset. Everybody wants money, even from what they have no control over.

The way Nollywood agreements used to be drawn without paper mapping out what's what created room for much of these problems. Today, marketers are also the producers and so they know they own everything (although they should be paying residuals if the directors and talents negotiate proper contracts, which they don't for now). So, you would have to discuss with a marketer to release the same movie abroad.

It isn't even about helping. Its just business. Simple economics. The Independent producers who used to make movies sometimes with their own money, which they now sell local distribution rights to marketers have all been frustrated out of the business with the peanuts being offered for these movies now. And the marketers, to reduce overheads, produce themselves, even direct themselves even more. Of course many of the freelance independents were a big part of the root of the problem we see today, but the marketers' hands are not completely clean too. When Ogonna argues that producers should go and start their own distribution if they are not happy with the status quo, he knows how capital intensive these scenarios are and all creative people don't necessarily have the flair for buying and selling. Dat one na anoda matter sha...
Thanks for this very helpful insight. What I gather from it though is that, the marketers are who to approach. However, when the filmmakers(independent) sell the movies to the producers do they draw up contracts and sign them. In the contract which territories are stated. For instance, an independent filmmaker can sell the local rights to a marketer but keep world wide distribution rights. Someone like Emem Isong for example, I believe is a producer not distributor, does her distributor have world wide distribution rights?
 

Obariba

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#29
Thanks for this very helpful insight. What I gather from it though is that, the marketers are who to approach. However, when the filmmakers(independent) sell the movies to the producers do they draw up contracts and sign them. In the contract which territories are stated. For instance, an independent filmmaker can sell the local rights to a marketer but keep world wide distribution rights. Someone like Emem Isong for example, I believe is a producer not distributor, does her distributor have world wide distribution rights?
Looks like there needs to be a big symposium held in Nigeria to address these issues and come up with some kind of solution.

A straight forward flow chart should be developed that everyone can follow and understand. Also the contracts need to be drawn and published for the general public and movie industry.

There needs to be a public forum to also list names of genuine distributors of all the movies and those who have paid and have the rights to the movies !!


Just a thought !!!
 

Sola

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#30
Thanks for this very helpful insight. What I gather from it though is that, the marketers are who to approach. However, when the filmmakers(independent) sell the movies to the producers do they draw up contracts and sign them. In the contract which territories are stated. For instance, an independent filmmaker can sell the local rights to a marketer but keep world wide distribution rights. Someone like Emem Isong for example, I believe is a producer not distributor, does her distributor have world wide distribution rights?
It is the rights in Nigeria that I call local rights. Dove Media, for instance, signs global marketing rights, I understand. Whether they release all their products abroad as they do locally is another matter. Most of the local independents have moved into other areas, many back to TV where they came from. The likes of Emem Isong, you would have to ask her. She's worked with the same marketer for so long, so they must have some deeper understanding that works for them. Its a big mess, really, to have to approach the producer and marketer of every movie you want to sell abroad. That's why its easier just to pirate. You should also consider attending the Amaka Igwe organised movie/programme markets
 

Obariba

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#31
Somebody paid $1500 for flight abeg.
So didnt they go for pleasure too ?
I mean you dont have to pay ,you can always ship the movies like other things that are being imported. I dont think my palmoil dealer checks in her palm oil at the airport as excess luggage !

It should be shipped like everything else !!
 

Sola

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#32
So didnt they go for pleasure too ?
I mean you dont have to pay ,you can always ship the movies like other things that are being imported. I dont think my palmoil dealer checks in her palm oil at the airport as excess luggage !

It should be shipped like everything else !!
Your palm oil seller does not order palm oil herself. She buys from a mass marketer of the product who spreads the cost widely. And palm oil is also expensive in America, going by Naija rates.

To shp movies as you say, its going to pass through customs and all kinds of fees will be added to it since you can't fool anyone that it isn't a product you plan to sell, considering the bulk you're shipping in. Believe me, it is a lot more complicated than you see it.
 

lafemmedi

Reaching above and beyond
#33
Question: Do any of these people distributing these movies actually have a contract with the filmmakers/distributors in Nigeria?

For some reason, I really think most of them get them from pirates and none of the money they're making is being given back to the industry, and this is really hurting the industry.

If you had a chance to buy/rent from a legitimate distributor/renter who's service is top notch, will you do so?
There has been much conversation about this here recently. And supposedly the best place to buy them is online for the revenue to get back home. It seem to me that much money might be getting lost if proper avenues are not setup and then communicated by the industry to those abroad on how to get the homvies both for rentals and purchase... That is something the industry will have to tackle then communicate properly.

But what also has been expressed by those supposedly in the know is that they aren't too concern about the clients outside Nigeria because they don't make much revenue from them.

On a personal note, I have tried to get them legitimately and unless notified otherwise, online it is. Ordering them directly from Nigeria is not an option open to me nor is it an option open to non Nigerians living abroad who want purchase them. I personally know a Latina lady who watches because it makes her laugh. When the industry thinks globally, maybe they will put measures in place to handle that global market.
 

NTB

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#34
So didnt they go for pleasure too ?
I mean you dont have to pay ,you can always ship the movies like other things that are being imported. I dont think my palmoil dealer checks in her palm oil at the airport as excess luggage !

It should be shipped like everything else !!

Shipping still cost money and na you go pay for am.
 

NTB

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#35
Your palm oil seller does not order palm oil herself. She buys from a mass marketer of the product who spreads the cost widely. And palm oil is also expensive in America, going by Naija rates.

To shp movies as you say, its going to pass through customs and all kinds of fees will be added to it since you can't fool anyone that it isn't a product you plan to sell, considering the bulk you're shipping in. Believe me, it is a lot more complicated than you see it.
yes
 
#36
I just found this

ww.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/104-6553547-0383140?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=nigerian+movies

or go to
paylessformovies.com/

also if you can't link just go to amazon.com and type nigerian movies in the search.
 
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