Film Content: Nigerian Actor Mokeme Commends Studio BRS



Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme, has commended the establishment of BRS Studios, a platform to enhance film content, deepen distribution and improve creativity in audiovisual works from Africa.

BRS Studios was established by Joy Odiete, Founder of Blue Pictures Cinema; Nollywood actor, Ramsey Nouah and renowned filmmaker, Chris Odeh, was recently in Lagos.

Mokeme, in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos said the initiative was insightful.

He described it as the right tool to further entrench the African cinema which is blessed with abundant talents.

The platform will definitely take the industry further, because it will allow creates the opportunity to explore their imaginations unrestrained by resources and logistics.”

He said that the partnering companies had clearly stated that the joint venture would serve as a special vehicle to push projects of greater proportions while pursuing their individual businesses and specialties.

He noted that the trio were bringing their different experiences and expertise in scriptwriting, directing, production management, as well as marketing to create a world class audio-visual outlet out of Africa.

Also, renowned filmmaker, Charles Novia, said Nollywood was in need of such collaborations to enable it attain the desired heights.

We have been stressing the need for this kind of partnership in the industry. I am happy that BRS has set the stage rolling in this regard.

I would not be surprised to see others copying this initiative under various guises and names; the fact remains that this is good for Nollywood,” he said.

Film producer, Uzodimma Okpechi, enjoined the team to give the platform the commitment it deserved so that the set goals would be realised.

Ramsey Nouah, with over three decades of acting and more than 200 movies to his credit, owns Ramsey Films and has directed the remakes of classics like, ‘Living in Bondage – Breaking Free’ and ‘Rattlesnake’.

Joy Odiete, the producer of ‘Gone’, ‘Money Miss Road’ and ‘Owambe’ amongst others is the brain behind Blue Pictures, a renowned local and international independent film distributor/film sales agent.

She has been a sub distributor to Warner Brothers Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Black Sheep Entertainment and other independent studios in the U.S., UK and South Africa for over 19 years.

Chris Odeh has almost 20 years experience in the film and TV industry. He has also produced over 15 films, including Rattlesnake – The Ahanna Story, Choke, Nneka, the Pretty Serpent, Aki and Pawpaw, Love, Lust and Tokunbo, amongst others

He is the Senior Producer of Sozo Films and Ramsey Films, and a consulting producer for Play Network Studios, Blue Pictures, Take Out Media and Urbane Productions.




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