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Poor funding, distribution network and scripting , identified as bane of Nollywood

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Lack of proper distribution network, scripting and poor funding have been identified as the major factors militaing against the growth of Nollywood.

Also identified as part of the constraints of the industry is the issue of lack of training as it affects the practitioners.

Industry operators and stakeholders who identified these constraints while brainstorming on the way forward for Nollywood at the quarterly art stampede organised last Sunday by the Committee for Relevant Art(CORA) blamed the problems of the industry largely on the inability of the film makers to decide on what format they want to write their scripts.

They also pointed out that inadequate distribution network creates room for pirates to feast on the sweat of the film makers. The panelists comprising notable film makers, critics and directors however took a holistic look at the state of the industry, and therefore posited that except something urgently is being done to address these anomalies, the industry will continue to suffer serious setbacks.

Setting the tone of discourse was Mahmood Ali-Balogun, producer of Read more »