The upcoming seminar seeks to assist professionals in the Nigerian creative industry reawaken their ability to tell better stories.
Nigerian filmmaker and entrepreneur Chris Ihidero aims to train young Nigerian producers, writers and directors in story telling from October 27 to 29, 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria.
The project called ‘Chris Ihidero’s Story Story’, is being coordinated in partnership with the British Council.
“The workshop will empower a class of 35 participants, following a rigorous selection process. Our idea is to prepare participants for opportunities that extend their enhanced skills by servicing the industry with better storytelling”, Ihidero said.
“This is not a screenwriting workshop or script clinic, but a capacity development workshop for practicing creative professionals to improve on structural storytelling”, he stressed.
Ihidero has worked on over a 100 episodes of TV dramas, including the classic Fuji House of Commotion. He most recently worked on the newest season of MTV Shuga as a producer of the series. In 2013 multiple award-winning storyteller, wrote and directed a short film on rape called “Big Daddy”.
While the movie industry has improved in its audio-visual technical output with better sound and picture quality over the years the void of engaging storylines continues to reign.
The upcoming workshop seeks to assist professionals in the Nigerian creative industry reawaken their ability to tell better stories, accurately by highlighting engaging principles that make a story alluring to the audience.
Chris Ihidero’s 'Story Story’ will be facilitated by faculty members made up of writer Toni Kan, advertising guru Steve Babaeko, acclaimed TV writer/director Victor ‘Sanchez’ Aghahowa, seasoned director Tope Oshin, journalist and culture advocate Jahman Anikulapo.
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