T.H.E Film Academy ‘ll promote movie making – Experts

From (L-R) Charles Okpalaeke, CEO of Play Network Studios and Rogers Ofime, CEO of Native Media TV during the event in Abuja

Practitioners and aspiring actors in the film industry may have found a solution to the hindrances they encounter as the duo of Play Network Studios and Native Media TV roll out THE Film Academy.

In a press conference in Abuja addressed by Head of Production of Play Network Studio, Agozie Ugwu, it noted the Academy would provide the much needed solution that film makers encounter in the industry which will promote the sector.

Agozie also said the synergy was a marriage of convenience between Play Network Studios and Native Media TV which he described as iconic and set to herald many new things in the film industry.

He informed that the initiative was to ensure sustainable growth, development and equal opportunity for all industry practitioners; old and young, new and ancient, aspiring and veterans.

He said the duo of Play Network Studios and Native Media have fully optimized a one stop hub for the Movie Industry.

Continuing, Agozie stated that the Academy came after 16 months of tactical planning, strategizing and in depth research.

His words, “We are finally here, and our excitement cannot be contained. Play Network Studios and Native Media TV are proud to unveil to you, our new joint venture — THE film academy.

“THE Film Academy is a one-stop shop for everything film and television in Africa. This is where Nollywood meets in-depth research and advanced technology.

“We are creating a hub where all stakeholders in the Nigerian Movie Industry can engage, develop and harness individual skills by virtue of networking and merit alone” he stated.

Agozie said the app was optimized to serve as a one stop hub for the Nollywood and African movie industry in such a way that every practitioner will congregate under one platform.

He said upon registration, the users will create their personnel profile where they can upload their resume and reels of their jobs which will benefit them in many ways.

Also speaking, CEO of Play Network Studios, Charles Okpalaeke said they were determined to bring together, all stakeholders across the supply chain, from top to bottom and build an industry that all will be proud of.

Rogers Ofime, CEO of Native Media TV said the initiative will bring a different narrative to the film industry.

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