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"Shuga" show from Kenya

Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIES, TV & WEB SHOWS' started by Kala Lou, Jun 24, 2012.

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  1. moviewizard

    moviewizard Well-Known Member

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    Its amazing how everyone thinks that Nollywood's biggest problem is piracy. Hello! Distribution????

    How can you complain of piracy when you haven't a structure in place to properly distribute a million copy in a country that has more than 20 times that buying pouplation.
     
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  2. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    Now this is absolutely not true. But then I'd have understood where you were coming from if you hadn't only factored in Nollywood.

    However, in defence of Nollywood, a condusive enviroment would have done the trick. Imagine how much land money they would have to pay if they were mostly shooting outside?! But because they operate at minimum profit almost all the time, according to the marketers, they would cut cost where ever they can.
     
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    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    There is distribution in place, moviewizzie.
     
  4. moviewizard

    moviewizard Well-Known Member

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    Which one? The one that barely sells more than 50,000 units? Or the same one that tags a movie that has been released more than 4 weeks as old movie???
     
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    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    So you think not selling over 50,000units is down to lack of distribution?
     
  6. Kala Lou

    Kala Lou Well-Known Member

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    Dat na dat guguru seller's mentality when I dey tallk about....so 50,000 units na something to brag about.... even the 50,000 nah exaggerated figure...how about 5,000 units...
     
  7. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    Haba! Are you also agreeing that not selling $50,000 units is down to lack of distribution?
     
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    moviewizard Well-Known Member

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    I don't think, i know. If you don't have an aggressive distribution that circulates all around, the result is what we have in Nollywood. Mind you piracy is not just here, it is everywhere in the world. Ours is special because we don't have a 'proper' medium to distribute our films.
     
  9. Kala Lou

    Kala Lou Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to trust you when you don't know what you are talking about half of the time, There is a mini series produced by HBO a few years back called "Angels in America"...go google it.
    Even African movie award show when we day produce, nah other African countries dey win. They even had to create special category for Nollywood films make we dey at least get something, nah wayward thinking like yours go eventually destroy our industry.
    It's common sense to think a better produced product will sell better than an inferior one, it's not rocket science. If all the movies have the same chances in sales then why Silverbird no dey screen Fazebook Babes?
    Thanks for putting words in my mouth...thank God sey the written record of what I said dey this thread.

    In the meantime make we fold our arms and wallow in our greatness as an African superpower in filmmaking! (the gospel according to Kolinzo)
     
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    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    Funny response by you.

    Angels in America is a stage made into miniseries. A stage play that talks about AIDS when no one knew almost nothing about the disease. Shuga is not Angels in America. Angels in America does not depict America/New York as a society infested with AIDS, Shuga does depict Nairobi as a place infested with AIDS! Keep trying to make sense, my man.

    Evidently you are pessimistic and I don't think any amount of lecture or elaboration will change that. You keep degrading Nollywood by comparing it to unknown entities, now you are bringing in AMAA awards, an award that is by all means an ambiguous project, to show us how bad Nollywood is. Have you heard of Nollywood Awards? Oh...just tanda there...Nollywood go dey wait for you to give them your approval.

    While it does not take a rocket science to point out better produced product, it should not take it to know that consumers will pick what they want to pick. Kajola was screened by cinemas in Naija, does that make it a better quality? I laugh. Silverbird is a corporation and they will do what they have to do to make profits, our movie companies are doing the same thing.

    The thing about you is that, you either know nothing about Nollywood at all, or you just want to hate on it. We have been watching trailers of Naija movies on this site time after time and an average Naijaruler can see they are making effort and are going in the right direction. How you don't see this is baffling. I didn't say Nollywood should just remain where it's at, you did by saying it will take a while to catch up with Kenya. I only reminded of who numero uno is.





     
  11. Kala Lou

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    Your words...not mine...stop talking out the side of your neck....

    I rest my case.
     
  12. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    Please do rest your case because you are not making sense.
     
  13. kaymax

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    Does anyone know if there are new episodes coming? All I have been able to gather is some 'radio episodes', any TV visual ones coming soon? Can't say much about what I want to be caught up on as I don't want to be a spoiler, but I want to find out about the little girl, I hope she is not infected. Anyhow, please anyone that finds out about new episodes, please post and let me know. 10q.
     
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    OK, folks, I have another question about the role of an executive producer. So when you see an executive producer for an ongoing series, say mad men, or modern family, what is the role of an executive producer in this capacity? There is no longer any need for 'funding' as the show has been picked up and is successful, no need to talk to network executives to take on the show, so what exactly does an exec. producer do in this scenario? Also, in a successful show, who is more powerful, the start of the show or the exec producer? Please I know for the latter question, it depends on the show, the star, etc, but what is the norm?
     
  15. Field Marshal

    Field Marshal ABSOLUTE SUPREME RULER

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    Don't know how I missed this?!?!


    Edit: Brilliant!! This is a well made series. WOW!!! I stopped watching it halfway on my phone, as it doesn't do it any justice due to the small screen size. I will continue watching this on my TV at home!
     
  16. Village-Boi

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    It's doesn't really work like "The show has money so we don't need an exec producer anymore"... their duties vary but these 2 links will give you a bit more.

    Executive Producer link 1
    Executive Producer link 2

    Question 2 (I think you meant star and not 'start') my guess would be the Studio/Network/Exec Prod is def more powerful... How do you think Charlie Sheen got 'fired'?
     
  17. kaymax

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    Wow!!! Lightbulb. Thank you, it all makes sense now. That's why Ray can be executive producer on Everybody loves raymond, still star in it, and write and direct episodes as well. He can be wearing all those hats and still be an EP. Thanks VB and the crew, now when I watch credits, it will all make sense or when I hear Mika or morning Joe say 'my producer won't let me do this or that', it now makes sense! And as for the Charlie Sheen bit, ''GOTCHA" I totally get it. Also, yes, I meant to say 'star'. So basically, the 'Star' can be as primadonna as he/she wants to be, but once the EP steps in, calmer heads prevail. OK. Got it.
     
  18. Village-Boi

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    When the EP steps in... heads roll lol
     
  19. kaymax

    kaymax Well-Known Member

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    That's another way to look at it.
     
  20. Amiga

    Amiga Wonder woman

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    Wow! you guys just killed what would have been a riveting thread with your strutting around like overfed peacocks spewing your knowledge of what is excellent production and all that jazz.
    Sheez people!!!
    Shuga is what it is, it was very interesting, i didnt miss any episode on HiTV UK.

    I keep seeing all these threads bashing Nigerian movies on the script, production, camera, continuity and what have you. Some of you here are very good at giving criticism, but what's needed is for someone to step up to the plate and produce something better than what you bash here. Maybe when you get into it proper, you'd appreciate the frustrations the nig producers face and yet produce movies that are still watchable and riveting. Just do something and stop with the criticism.
     
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