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Filming it up in Africa: the African Film Industry

“Very few moviegoers probably realise that Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry is the second largest film industry in the world after the Indian film industry, Bollywood. Nollywood releases approximately 200 movies a month. Nevertheless most of these films are shot on a very low budget. In contrast to Nollywood is the South African film industry which is relatively small.

This industry however competes more with Hollywood films than Nollywood. It is a difficult task for these industries to compete with the global giants of Hollywood and Bollywood, especially with the crippling effect of piracy that occurs heavily in Nigeria.

This essay will look at these industries through the opinions expressed in various blogs from Africa and the USA. Blogs provide more personal, in-depth accounts about various issues rather than the supposedly objective reporting of journalists. The beauty of blogging is that it interacts with the reader as they are able to comment on the issue they have just read about.”

Read this article from White Space.

The Ten Commandments of Filmmaking
How to Work (and Survive) in the
Film and Television Industry

by Peter D. Marshall

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