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The CNN Report Transcripts

Discussion in 'FILMMAKING, INDUSTRY, TECHNOLOGY' started by Sola, Dec 26, 2004.

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  1. vince

    vince Well-Known Member

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    Abeg,my broda,make you tell dem jare!It is time for them to stop floating in space and return back to mother earth!Shikena!
     
  2. vince

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    See what a CNN booboo can cause o!It gives people wings to fly!!Haha! :laugh:
     
  3. vince

    vince Well-Known Member

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    I rest my case! smokin:
     
  4. Pete

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    You guys are amazing. Yes, the amount quoted is unbelievable, yet seems very possible and true. Vince and Lafem, you're not in the business; but someone who's been there, worked with marketers, simply made the mathematical reasoning using the known monthly revenue of a movie, still you couldn't agree! You just decided not to believe it with no reasons; because from what I read (and the source), it's very possible the industry makes such amount for a good movie. There's nothing there to argue about.
     
  5. vince

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    Ok o,pete!Believe what you will and want,but as for me,it is inconcievable that nollywood is worth that much.It has the potential,yes,but to actually worth that much,NYET!
     
  6. khamileon

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    This is what I call logic....if i dont know anything about nollywood, i will definitely take this stand! but again if there is no agument how can we prove we are Nigerian???
     
  7. khamileon

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    A lot of them has not even set foot in Nigeria in the last one to seven years...you might be surprised that there are people who has not even visited Nigeria for ten years.... how can these peeps even begin to grasp whats happening??........One day i sat down at a PRINTERS shop watching them print and cut jacket covers of our movies....I pointed out to CRAZY T how much job the industry is creating, how much money flows in the industry... You cant begin to imagine how much the Printing sector alone generates...... You see the exotic cars, houses that looks like Hollywood stars....some of these things are owned by marketers.....There is this Markter that we know that is so rich and has left the business to his boys...he is now studying law in the university...you know why??? He wants to go into politics..... I have said it and will say it again some of these peeps are out of touch with whats going on in Nollywood period! And they can delude themselves that they know, and as long as they are happy, I am fine!
    Y'all have a beautiful and peacefull new year in advance!
     
  8. khamileon

    khamileon Well-Known Member

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    He actually doesnt want peeps to know who he is (though somebody has kinda lick that out before) I will pm you
     
  9. Lafem

    Lafem The Last Lion

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    I don't know why some ppl are taking my opinion on the subject personal, haba! So what if I don't agree with CNN and some of you all's report? I stated the premise of my argument, and if you feel it's valid, fine, and if not, that's fine too. I'm not here to agree with no one, rather I'm here to rub minds with folks with diverse views and exchange views and opinions, and maybe learn a few new things; if we happen to see things from the same vantage point, [again] that's fine, if not, it's still all good. But this matter ain't that serious abeg.
     
  10. vince

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    Today i asked three nigerians at random about this same question of nollywood being worth 2 bn dollars.Can you guess their reactions?They all looked at me as if i don chop igbo senseless!
    One of them even went on to say that if all the sales of movies since the very beginning of nollywood were added together,it will never amount to 2 billion dollars,and they all agreed.And these are guys who know a lot about nollywood.
    2 billion dollars loun loun!Abeg make una no make my side burst with laffta o! :laugh: :laugh:
     
  11. mcallstar

    mcallstar Winner Next NollyWoodStar

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    Are those guys residing in Nigeria?
     
  12. vince

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    To dis ya arguements sef,i no know weda to scream at you or laff till my side burst or just shake my head,because your points are so off,khami.
    For me this arguement is so ridiculous,it is not worth pursuing any further.
    Multi billion dollar!Hahahahahahahahahhaahaha! :laugh: :lol :roll Mo ku oo!I go die oo!
     
  13. vince

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    Yes,until very recently because they are new this country,and according to them,they've been with nollywood almost from the start.
     
  14. Sola

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    :laugh:
     
  15. Henchey

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    Abi o!
    People are desperately trying to convince us say na true as if their slary depends on it!
    Is it not normal for anyone with any measure of accountability and any long term plans to seek out credible and verifiable information before he jumps to conclusions?
    In the absence of that, is it therefore not wiser to take a conservative estimate based on verifiable indicators than to assume the grandiose?
    But no o, Nigerians would rather believe that we are a 'world power', or 'best in the world', or 'Giant of Africa', or 'The Most this' or 'The Greatest that'.
    All well and good, but we never have anything worthwhile to show for it. So next thing is to go ahead and 'celebrate' mediocrity. Nigerian speciality.
    There's no point boasting about being multi-billion anything if you cannot make a simple film that will stand up to international scrutiny. In fact, its a crying shame.
    Its like a Nigerian cleaner in a New York hospital toilet telling everyone that cared to listen that he was actually a Nigerian-trained doctor, but was yet to pass his exams to allow him practice. He sadly cannot see how this is a shame on his own country Nigeria.
    Okay now, Mr Doctor. Make you pass first, then we can talk.

    The important thing for Nollywood na to raise its game, rather than claiming this and that. as things stand now, that multi-billion dollar tag is an embarassment, considering the quality of what we are producing.
    Smaller countries with far smaller markets are doing much much greater things in film.
    Naija, we too like 'title'.!!!!
     
  16. hazozo

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    its not about CNN beurucracy, CNN is ready to make up any figure in order to get poeple tuned on.they must have spent a fortune on the package so they will be ready to add any fisi to attract veiwership
     
  17. Videoscope

    Videoscope Naija Movie Critic

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    grinning:
     
  18. Videoscope

    Videoscope Naija Movie Critic

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    Vince, u yeye o. U just dey wind these guys up. This argument has even gone on for too long, as far as I'm concerned. $2bn, $200bn. We still make some really crappy movies. If the money is no use to the industry, it's no use, period.
     
  19. Henchey

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    Just to put things in perspective.
    These are 2002 video sales records for the UK, a much more developed market.
    The sales of the top three are quoted, and we can assume that by the 5th placed film (Star wars 2), they will probably be under 1 million. LOTR and Harry Potter were also very significant factors.
    Now, how many of our own films are likely to sell 1 million units as claimed by some of us here?

    This doesn't prove or disprove anything, but does give an idea of what are realistic projections for Nollywood sales in the absence of statistics.

    See full report on
    http://www.bva.org.uk/content.asp?id=7011&headline=69


    10 February, 2003:

    The total value of the UK’s video rental and retail business rose to £2.55 billion in 2002, compared to what is expected to be a flat year for music sales with total sales of about £2.1 billion. This meant the total rise in the video market was 26 per cent in 2002.

    The phenomenal rise of DVD, where sales rose 111 per cent last year, as well as blockbuster movies such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings have helped drive video into the leading position in home entertainment.

    Family entertainment now dominates the video market’s bestsellers, with the 2002 Top Ten as follows:

    1. Fellowship of the Ring 4 million
    2. Harry Potter 3.5 million
    3. Monsters Inc 2.5 million
    4. Scooby Doo – The Movie
    5. Star Wars Episode 2
    6. Ice Age
    7. Spiderman
    8. Ocean’s Eleven
    9. Moulin Rouge
    10. The Fast and The Furious
     
  20. Sola

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    This is mere confused talk. No one is boasting about anything. A report made a claim. A second report confirmed the claim. You and others carry it on that it is impossible. So believe what you will. Life is too short to waste on directionless talk. You hold on to what you believe and we will hold on to our own, case closed. Peace to all men. I don't know why Khamelion needs you to believe. Why do you have to?
     
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