Nollywood... in search of rescue mission

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blackpearl

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THE head of Magic Lens Pictures, Charles Awurum has stated that if Nollywood, the highly rated third largest movie industry in the world was not rescued soon, it would hit the rock. Awurum expressed his fears for the industry at this year’s bi-annual award and talent hunt conducted by his company, Magic Lens Pictures Academy. The event was held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists’ Press Centre, Enugu, Enugu State.

He observed that the only way out of the woods was for stakeholders and practitioners to reason together and find long lasting solutions to industry’s multi-dimensional problems. The Nollywood actor and comedian disclosed that his production company would soon embark on projects that would assist in the rebuilding of fallen standards in the entertainment industry, “so as to make our movies acceptable both locally and internationally”, and as a way of saving the industry from collapse.

For all stakeholders, Awurum pleaded, “We need your advice, encouragement and assistance to enable us move forward. Nollywood is our collective business, and so let us collectively support and build it up. Your assistance will go a long way in making a difference. Already, we are establishing a School of Arts aimed at helping young people hone their skills through courses and programmes so they could be abreast with current developments in the movie industry worldwide.”

Nollywood... in search of rescue mission
 

kolinzo

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Highly rated? By whom? Based on what?
Nollywood is highly rated as in "the third largest movie industry." This is not far fetched.

Anyway, it's a good thing that people are analyzing the movie industry and trying to do what they think is best for the industry. This is welcomed. At least it's different from those who just complain and do nothing about it.

Where I disagree is the hitting rock bottom part. Nollywood is not going down -anybody can take this to the bank! Not when there are still over 160million Nigerians! Change will come but it will take the bravest to initiate the change.
 

vince

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Third largest in what, exactly? Where is the official international declaration confirming this? Who rates us so highly outside ... us? This rating remains most dubious, to say the least, until every movie industry on this planet gets rated and we get an official table chart to see who is where. Claiming to be 3rd when there are industries like the Pakistanis, Thais, Chinese, etc, who have been making true cinema movies much longer than we have is totally dishonest and dillusional, imho.
 

Kala Lou

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Nollywood is highly rated as in "the third largest movie industry." This is not far fetched.

Anyway, it's a good thing that people are analyzing the movie industry and trying to do what they think is best for the industry. This is welcomed. At least it's different from those who just complain and do nothing about it.

Where I disagree is the hitting rock bottom part. Nollywood is not going down -anybody can take this to the bank! Not when there are still over 160million Nigerians! Change will come but it will take the bravest to initiate the change.
Why change?? No be us be the best??
 

Village-Boi

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Where I disagree is the hitting rock bottom part. Nollywood is not going down -anybody can take this to the bank! Not when there are still over 160million Nigerians! Change will come but it will take the bravest to initiate the change.
Totally agree with you there. People can love it or hate it fact remains 'Nollywood' is here to stay & change WILL happen.

Third largest in what, exactly? Where is the official international declaration confirming this? Who rates us so highly outside ... us? This rating remains most dubious, to say the least, until every movie industry on this planet gets rated and we get an official table chart to see who is where. Claiming to be 3rd when there are industries like the Pakistanis, Thais, Chinese, etc, who have been making true cinema movies much longer than we have is totally dishonest and dillusional, imho.
True, do we really have 'factual' figures? Afterall China alone has a population of over a BILLION... our 160 milla is nothing!!
 

Gen Sani Abacha

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Totally agree with you there. People can love it or hate it fact remains 'Nollywood' is here to stay & change WILL happen.



True, do we really have 'factual' figures? Afterall China alone has a population of over a BILLION... our 160 milla is nothing !!
Are we even sure of the truth and accuracy of our population figures ?
 

kaymax

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Third largest in what, exactly? Where is the official international declaration confirming this? Who rates us so highly outside ... us? This rating remains most dubious, to say the least, until every movie industry on this planet gets rated and we get an official table chart to see who is where. Claiming to be 3rd when there are industries like the Pakistanis, Thais, Chinese, etc, who have been making true cinema movies much longer than we have is totally dishonest and dillusional, imho.
I thought the third refers to the output, the sheer number of movies we're cranking out, Just that and only that. numbers wise, I think we are the third largest.
 

vince

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Even if that is valid enough to be used as a yardstick to consider us as nr. 3, that output is long gone, kaymax. Even that, we don't have anymore. A thing of the past. Nollywood is now in the process of rebooting and redefining itself at the moment.
I thought the third refers to the output, the sheer number of movies we're cranking out, Just that and only that. numbers wise, I think we are the third largest.
 
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