As a way of encouraging more women to venture into the film industry, Temple Productions is organising a workshop for women in film and those who are trying to break into the industry. The workshop holds tomorrow, December 3, in Lagos. Reel Women: A workshop for Female Filmmakers, is aimed at educating women creatively on the opportunities in film production. The organisers say the workshop will seek to proffer solutions to the challenges women face in the industry. “Women have always been involved in various aspects of film making and are becoming more and more involved in production. And now more than ever, opportunities exist because of the pioneering efforts of a few,” said Ego Boyo, veteran female actress and managing director of Temple Productions. “There is a need to maximize these opportunities by creating a forum to enlighten and empower women interested in a career in film and for those already in the Industry.” Boyo, who also doubles as the initiator of the Reel Women, described the workshop as “a passionate idea conceived to manage the challenges faced by female film makers.” Organisers argue that the workshop will provide an invaluable opportunity for networking and a platform for mentorship by renowned film directors, producers, financiers, script writers, legal luminaries, and actresses in the industry, at no cost to the beneficiaries. There will be discussions on issues like sexual harassment, talent development, and other salient challenges women go through in the film industry. The one-day workshop will also feature break out and mentoring sessions as well as speeches on a wide range of topics, like how to break into the industry, personal comportment, style, and everything in between. Confirmed speakers at the workshop include film director and writer, Amaka Igwe; award winning actress Joke Silva, who launched her Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts recently; and Ifeoma Williams, an image consultant; actress Kate Henshaw-Nuttal; and Sandra Oyewole, a Partner at Oyewole & Co, among others. Participants will have to pre -register to guarantee themselves a place at the event. Temple Productions has been at the forefront of pioneering innovations in the film industry. The company recently signed a partnership agreement with a South African-based production company, to help enhance its output. It is now working with international film consultants to reinvigorate the Nigerian film industry with modern equipment and value added services. Temple Productions aims to produce internationally acceptable films in Nigeria.
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