Nollywood and Hollywood will come together this year for the first Nigerian Intl. Film Summit during the American Film Market in the Loews Santa Monica.
The event brings together some of Nigeria’s top exhibitors, distributors, producers and movie stars with their Hollywood counterparts for what founder Ijeoma Onah hopes will be an opportunity to spark dialogue on how the two industries can work together.
“The gap between Hollywood and Nollywood is closing,” says Onah, who previously managed Africa relations for the AFM, and helped establish the first Nigerian pavilion at Mipcom. “We’re looking at how to bridge that gap.”
The summit looks to educate foreign investors on the growth potential of the Nigerian market, while also exploring opportunities to distribute its films globally. A pitch session will feature projects in development that are searching for foreign co-producers