New Book Alert! The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood
Cover Image: OC Ukeje in Confusion Na Wa Dir. Kenneth Gyang, Nigeria/2013
With 78 exclusive interviews with Nigerian filmmakers and industry professionals, offering advice in the key areas of finance, development, marketing, exhibition and distribution from a Nigerian cultural perspective, The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success authored by Nadia Denton, is definitely rich in content. Covering enlightening and engaging topics like the emergence of a new wave of Nigerian audio-visual content – spanning indie films, documentary, animation, experimental, music videos and diaspora films, this book is for filmmakers, industry professionals, investors, policy makers, social commentators, educational institutions, film festivals and audiences with an interest in African cinema. Watch the trailer Here.
Where To Get your Copy
The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood is ready and available on Kindle, and paperback copies will be available at the BFI Southbank on 20th and 21st September. You can download the book introduction and contents page Here.
The book runs at just under 450 pages in paperback (£20) and over 700 pages in Kindle (£15.45).
You can attend the Book Launch
The BFI Southbank will officially unveil The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood at 11am on Saturday, 20th September, 2014.
To mark the release, BFI Southbank will host the BEYOND NOLLYWOOD weekend, screening a selection of compelling Nigerian films from Saturday, 20th – Sunday, 21st September, 2014. The weekend will form part of African Odysseys, BFI Southbank’s monthly focus on film by and about people of African descent. Book tickets here.
Nadia Denton will be discussing the book with guests from Nigeria including; father of ‘Nollywood’ Chris Obi – Rapu, Director of the much famed Living in Bondage, the film that precipitated the phenomenon of Nollywood; and Dr. Ladi Sandra Adamu an Associate Professor in Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University and leading authority on Hausa filmmaking and cultural representation.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nadia Denton has been working in the film industry for over 10 years. She has curated programmes at the British Film Institute and Institute of Contemporary Arts and acted as a consultant for film festivals, funding bodies and film schools. She has been featured on CNN and BBC Radio 4. Her other publications include The Black British Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Finance Market and Distribute Your Film. Nadia has a BA in Modern History from St. Hilda’s College, Oxford and is a member of BAFTA.