AML 132: Isioma Idigbe on the Problems Nollywood & its Entertainment Lawyers Need to Fix

We continue to part two of our three-part series with Isioma Idigbe, a top entertainment lawyer in Nigeria who is known for filing a historic copyright infringement lawsuit against top Filmmaker Omoni Oboli for the movie ‘Okafor’s Law’ and top movie distributor, Film House Cinema. Her suit and the injunction she obtained to temporarily shut …

AML 131: Isioma Idigbe on Filing Nollywood’s Historic Copyright Lawsuit Against Omoni Oboli & Filmhouse Cinema

On Friday, March 24, 2017, a large audience gathered for the premiere of Filmmaker Omoni Oboli’s movie ‘Okafor’s Law’ at the Film House Cinema in Lekki Lagos. The event, however, came to a screeching halt because  Isioma obtained an injunction, ex-parte (on an emergency basis), and put a stop to the premiere. That moment was so monumental …

VIDEO: Nollywood Producer & Actor Patrick Doyle on Nigeria’s New Audio Visual Rights Society & Entertainers Going into Politics

Film industry veteran Patrick Doyle shares his insights on movies and soap operas from Latin America in Nigeria, discusses entertainers going into politics and Nigeria’s newly approved Audio Visual Rights Society, a collection management organization for audio/visual works. -Uduak

VIDEO: Film House’s Kene Mkparu on Building 25 Cinemas in Nigeria by 2019

Kene Mkparu, Managing Director Filmhouse Cinemas and FilmOne Distribution Company, granted an interview to Russell Southwood’s Smart Monkey TV. Russell, I notice, does these interviews with leading names in Africa, collects the data and information and infuses it into compelling research studies affecting Nigeria/Africa’s entertainment market. Not a bad look Russell. Anyway, back to Kene …

40 Lessons from AFRIFF 2014: My Thoughts on Nollywood, African Cinema, Lawyers and AFRIFF.

Last year, the media was agog with the news of the success of Chioma Ude’s week-long AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (AFRIFF). I rued my inability to attend and promised I would attend the 2014 edition. Fast forward to 2014; the publicity was top-notch and anyone not living under a rock was overdosed on information concerning …