Nigeria film to collaborate with UK film industries
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UK has pledged to collaborate with Nigerian film and TV industries in a way of supporting the growth and development of Nigeria’s trade and investment sector.
Prime Minister of UK on Trade Envoy to Nigeria, Helen Grant, gave this pledge during a two-day inaugural creative trade mission in Lagos spearheaded by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT).
She said the objective was for filmmakers from the UK and Nigeria to explore co-productions and expand their footprint in both countries.
Directors, producers, screenwriters, and cinematographers, with the likes of Mo Abudu, Mildred Okwo, Michelle Bello, Kunle Afolayan, Rogers Ofime, and Damola Ademola, joined Helen Grant.
Actors including, Shawn Faqua, Eku Edewor amongst others had the opportunity to meet, network, and share insights with their counterparts within the UK delegation.
They included BAFTA-nominated producer, Victoria Thomas, Victoria McKenzie, Debo Oluwatuminu, Africa House London Limited and the British Film Institute.
With series of presentations, panel sessions, and a one-on-one meeting, allowed both countries to see some opportunities available to them.