The femme terrible of the industry and a real thorn in the flesh of movie producers.Is she a neccessary inconvenience and obstacle or just an inconvenience and obstacle?
Originally posted by bigmomma
who is that? wetin she act abeg
Originally posted by vince
But i thought her job was just to rate and not tell people what kind of movies they should be making or what contents their movies should have.
She is sure pissing a lot of people off.
Originally posted by vince
You know,she's like a very harsh headmistress to these producers.I hear they jump through windows whenever she comes to their offices with police squad.Can you believe that shyt!
Originally posted by mamarita
Heard that story too, gimme a few minutes with the commisioner of police, and Roseline is a dead goat...... I mean goddamit, what odacity do you have to start mobilising the federal armed forces for your own selfish purposes.
Ki bere ma ba t'oje l'owo is my own sha, man pikin go come tell me say I no fit sell my movie because of why. When there are fucking MARKETERS on the streets pirating peoples' sweats and telling them BS. She should be out with the fucked up police squad arresting those fucking Marketers and fucking pirates not the innocent I-WANT-TO-BRING-NOLLYWOOD-CLOSER-TO-HOLLYWOOD producers. Thats my thing. But who am I to talk, am just an innocent girl trying to rumble on the big screen......Not like I'll remember Roseline Odeh when am recieving my grammy or anything:D
Thanks for that insight into how the procedure of rating naija videomovies are,Khami.I think the trick to sidestep these people here is to predict what to expect right at the scripting stages.Originally posted by khamileon
una never sabi anything...the thing worri pass as una even think so herte is the real deal on how it works From a personal experience....ENJOY!!
YOU PAY 22,000NAIRA, THEN SUBMIT 3 POSTERS OF YOUR JACKET COVER. THEN WRITE AN APPLICATION, AND THEN WRITE THE SYNOPSIS OF THE MOVIE AND MAKE EIGHT COPIES OF IT. FINALLY, MAKE THREE "PREVIEW" COPIES OF THE MOVIE.
THEY HAVE LIKE THREE SCREENING HALLS AT THE VENUE WE WENT TO IN LAGOS. U SIT AND WAIT FOR YOUR TURN, DEPENDING ON HOW LATE YOU GET THERE. THEY START FROM 8AM OR SO. ANYWAY WHEN IT WAS OUR TURN, WE ENTERED THE SCREENING HALL.. ABOUT 5-8 PEOPLE WERE SITTING. THE SYNOPSIS OF THE MOVIE AND A PLAIN SHEET OF PAPER WAS DIVIDED AMONGST THEM. THEN WE WERE ASKED SOME BASIC QUESTIONS.. WHO WROTE/OWNED/PRODUCED/DIRECTED THE MOVIE. WHICH MOVIE ORGANIZATION IN NIGERIA WE BELONGED TO...
FINALLY THE GUY SLUT IN OUR TAPE, PRESSES THE TIMER.... THE MOVIE WAS PROJECTED ON A WHITE WALL (JUST LIKE A LITTLE CINEMA) WE WERE UPTIGHT CAUSE WE HAVE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT THEM. SO WE EDITED ALL THE "F WORDS" OUT... AND ANY WORD CONSIDERED "DIRTY" "KISSING TOO LONG" (IT WAS MORE LIKE WE WERE IN COURT WAITING FOR THE JUDGE TO GIVE HIS/HER VERDICT) THEY CHECK FOR THE TINIEST MISTAKE...LIKE A NAME OR WORD SPELT WRONGLY. FOR THAT THEY WILL ASK YOU TO GO AND RE=EDIT IT.... LUCKILY FOR US, THEY LOVED OUR MOVIE (FROM AMSTERDAM WITH LOVE) AND GAVE A PASS MARK. BUT THEN THEY STILL HAVE TO SEND IT TO ABUJA,(FOR 2WEEKS) AND THEY HAVE TO DO THEIR OWN SCREENING THERE, IF ABUJA GIVES THEIR PASS MARK. THEN THEY WILL ISSUE A CERTIFICATE AND RATE UR MOVIE. THEN U CAN FINALLY RELEASE IT TO THE PUBLIC... WELL OURS IS BACK FROM ABUJA AND THEY SAID WE SHOULD REMOVE A PICTURE OF "A PARTY SCENE” AND YES THEY STILL HAVE TO SEE UR PROMO AND GIVE A PASS MARK, IF NOT U CAN'T AIR IT....
PS: SO WHEN IGNORANT PEOPLE COME OUT AND MAKE STATEMENTS ABOUT NAIJA MOVIES. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD AND WONDER IF THEY HAVE ANY CLUE WHAT IT TAKES TO SHOOT AND FINALLY BRING OUT A MOVIE IN NIGERIA. BY THE WAY NO MATTER HOW CONNECTED YOU ARE IN NIGERIA, YOU MUST PASS THROUGH THE METHOD ABOVE. IF NOT YOUR MOVIE WONT SEE THE DAYLIGHT OR IF YOU RELEASE WITHOUT CENSORS BOARD THEY WILL RAID YOU WITH TRUCK LOADS OF POLICE..
NA SO E BE O!!!
Originally posted by Sola
I feel you, man. I had a couple of contacts with them in the time before Roseline Odeh. Aside of the Ademola Something guy who had some information ministry background, all the others that sat at the screening knew absolutely nothing. They were just civil servants asked to sit and decide on technical things, creative things...and you and I know say civil servant work no be work for naija.
My problem with the board is that it does not understand what it means to just rate movies. You cannot be distating content to a filmmaker. Not your business. Rate him, that's all. If you disagree with something, tell him he got this rating because of this item. If you can tone it done or do away with it, you can get this rating. They don't do that.
We jus dey start sha. Some of our filmmakers too no get any sense of self-restraint and responsibility. Left to them, they will shoot anything and sell just to make money. There are some things that our society just isn't ready for, stuff that are not palatable. When people who don't knowbetter shoot a movie that can influence the minds of others, things get worrisome. I am sure that is why Odeh is taking this stance and she is helping introduce some sanity into the industry.
Things will change as soon as we get a discerning audience.
Originally posted by vince
Thanks for that insight into how the procedure of rating naija videomovies are,Khami.I think the trick to sidestep these people here is to predict what to expect right at the scripting stages.
The script should be written in such a way that it will be easy to make 2 versions of a movie.This should be kept in mind also during editing.
1)A version acceptable to the censorship board.
2)The full uncut version that can be released to the diaspora.This version does not have to be submitted for censorship in naija.
Khami,i think if you people had done this right from the beginning,you would have had less hassles with the board
I'm sure,that next time,you people will be a lot smarter,especially now that you've gone through the procedure and aqcuired the neccessary experience.