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African filmmakers to market films at 2019 Cannes Film Festival

African filmmakers, artistes and distributors will get a section to market their films at the 2019 edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) in France.

Golden Globes 2019: Black Panther, A Star Is Born, others make nomination list

Here are the nominees in key categories for the 76th Golden Globe Awards, which will be handed out today in Beverly Hills.
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Bukola Saraki: Baba Sala was a prolific artiste

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has described the late ace comedian, Moses Olaiya a.k.a. Baba Sala, as a prolific artiste who contributed immensely to the development of the nation’s movie industry in particular and arts and culture in general, during his lifetime.
Managing Director of Nigerian Film Corporation, Mr. Chidia Maduekwe

Official: Nigeria, France to sign agreement on film production

Dr Chidia Maduekwe, Managing Director of Nigerian Film Corporation, says Nigeria and France will soon formalise a bilateral arrangement on film production.

Supreme Court dismisses NFVCB’s appeal against film retailers

The Supreme Court on Friday declared that the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) lacked the regulatory power over activities of retailers of film, music and video products.

Federal government moves to review operational standard in 135 IEIs

The Federal Government has dispatched its team of experts to 135 Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs) across Nigeria to ascertain their level of compliance with set standard for operations.

Chimamanda Adichie named Harvard class day speaker

Acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been selected by the Harvard College Class of 2018 to address the graduating seniors as part of the annual Class Day celebration on May 23, the day before Harvard’s 367th Commencement.

NTDC chief harps on improved enlightenment of Nigerians on tourism potential

Mr. Folunrusho Coker, Director-General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), has expressed the commitment of the corporation toward effective enlightenment of Nigerians on the tourism potential of the nation to boost the sector.

Governor Ambode: Tourism sector contributed N800bn to Lagos’ GDP in 2017

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday disclosed that the tourism sector contributed about N800 billion to the State’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017.

China bans video spoofs and parodies

China’s media regulator has cracked down on online video spoofs and parodies, according to state-run media outlet Xinhua.

Lai Mohammed: Nigeria building Africa’s biggest Free To Air TV platform

Nigeria is building what will be Africa’s biggest and most lucrative Free To Air Television platform, with the ongoing transition from analogue to digital television in the country, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said.

Nigeria building Africa’s biggest free to air TV platforms – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria is building what will be Africa’s biggest and most lucrative Free To Air Television platform, with the ongoing transition from analogue to digital television in the country, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said.

Tunisian media protest pressure by police to whitewash news

Scores of journalists held a sit-in Friday in the Tunisian capital to protest what they say is growing pressure to film, photograph and write only what puts security officers and the government in a good light, reviving memories of the era before Tunisia kicked off the Arab Spring seven years ago.

Get Out and Black-ish win big at NAACP Image Awards

The award which honours people of colour in entertainment and literature as well as individuals who promote social justice through creative endeavours named the director of A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay, the Entertainer of the Year.

Golden Globes nominations: Shape of Water, Big Little Lies score big

The Globes take place five days before Oscar nomination voting closes and over the years has massively influenced the outcome of the Academy Awards.

Turkey bans LGBTI events across Ankara province

Turkish authorities on Sunday announced a ban on all LGBTI cultural events in Ankara province until further notice to “maintain public order”.

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