Yaounde, Cameroon Africa(Cameroon News) – Kodak proposes to make a foray into the movies sectors in Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria. <!–dsensestart?
The inroads digital video has already made a major impact in the movie business in Sub-Saharan Africa. Now Kodak the world’s biggest film stock producer is making a deliberate move to grab a chunky share of the market in this upcoming movie industry.
It has just entered into a contract that has recruited the International Film and Broadcast Academy Lagos manned by film maker Victor Okhai as the reseller for Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria. The deal also comprises of a package deal that includes stock, processing and telecine at the kodak film labs in Dubai at steal rates that is a deliberate move intended to rope in more and more filmmakers into migrating from video to film.
Kodak had also arranged a lavish party for major African film makers. The private get together that was arranged in a luxury yacht at the film festival in Cannes last year was a prelude to their making an entry into the Afriucan movie industry.. The meeting which had the Managing director of the Nigeria Film Corporation, Afolabi Adesanya, Executive Secretary of the Lagos State video censors board, Dapo awobotu, the Lagos state commissioner for Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs, Fadipe Ashamu, as well as movie makers like Mahmood Ali Balogun, Kunle Afolayan, Madu Chikwendu, and Victor Okhai among others was just an excuse for them to familiarize with the who’s who of African movie business.
The latest development is anticipated to bring in more advertisements, musical videos, movies and documentaries to be shot on film thus enhancing the production value and marketability of productions from these countries.