By Benjamin NJOKU
The fear that young Jeta Amata hasÂ abandoned film making for a lucrative job in the broadcasting industry hasÂ been cleared as the celebrated film maker himself recently declared, â€œIâ€™m still in the business of film making.â€
Jeta, a few months back was reported to have abandoned film making for a juice job in the broadcasting industry when he joined a broadcasting company, Multimesh Group, pay-TV film based in Port-Harcourt, Rivers States, with branch in Abuja, as head of Entertainment outfit of the company.
Reacting to a recentÂ report that he has left film making for a career in broadcasting, Jeta confided in HVP that at present, heâ€™s both a film maker and a content provider.
â€œThereâ€™s no much difference between movie making and broadcasting. If you make a film and itâ€™s on screen then, itâ€™s broadcasting. Right now, Iâ€™m both a film maker and content provider.â€
According to the young film maker, a part of his life that has changed a bit is the fact that apart from creating content, he now has a responsible to look into provision of content for a broadcasting company.
The producer of the celebrated â€œAmazing Graceâ€ movie, who â€˜s currently based in Abuja said, before now, he has been busy, making feature films as well as creating a couple of TV series.
â€œThatâ€™s what I was interested in doingâ€, he asserted, adding, â€œIâ€™m more interested in what I think should be shown to the world about us.â€
Arguing that making films and becoming a content provider are two inseparable professions, Jeta, who belongs to the Amata dynasty that has entertainment running in its bloodÂ said, â€œI make films and also I provide content. Am not going to stop being who I am. Iâ€™m not going to stop doing what I like doing best.â€
Jeta disclosed that heâ€™s currently working on a number ofÂ projects, including â€œThe Heritage Seriesâ€, which according to him, is a project that recaptures the history of Nigeria using the people who formed what we have today as Nigeria.
Also, â€œQueen Aminaâ€is another project which Jeta is handling as well as â€œOmuremiâ€ , â€œMagboroâ€ and many other TV series.
He is one of the three generations of actors, directors and producers who have all played or are crucial roles in West Africaâ€™s film and theatre industry and heâ€™s an award winner in the industry.