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BOBTV ’10 holds in Abuja, offers N250m for productions

By Ben Njoku
BOBTV, Nigeria’s leading film and television programmes market has concluded plans with three multi_media platforms to reinvigorate the film and television programmes industry with the injection of  N250million.

Amaka Igwe

Two of the multi_media companies collaborating with BOBTV will release their briefs pre_BOBTV and host the pitching and commissioning for the projects at BOBTV 2010.

The third company will release its own brief at BOBTV and hold its pitching and commissioning at a later date. Projects to be pitched for include films, television soap operas and series, television magazine programmes, documentaries and other audio_visual content, both in English and local languages.

According to BOBTV Festival Director, Amaka Igwe, “These are the types of collaborations I have been advocating for a long time. We need this at the moment, probably more than at any other time. We all know what situation the industry is in now, so I am really excited that this is happening.” All interested content producers, marketers and individuals should contact the organisers for more information.

BOBTV provides a platform for acquisition and exchange of programmes and movies across Africa and valuable alliances for Television Stations and industry   professionals. BOBTV also presents a practical arena for new ideas and concepts in television and   programmes   development   and   for experiencing the theatrical, communications, business and policy realities of the Nigerian and African audiovisual content industries.

This year’s African Film and TV Programmes Market, BOBTV 2010 is scheduled to hold from Tuesday, March 16, through Thursday 18, at  Ladi Kwali Conference Centre, Sheraton Hotel and  Towers, Abuja.


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