Indian Film-maker Setting Up Film Institute In Nigeria

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Subhash Ghai, the Indian film director, producer and screenwriter, after observing Nigeria’s movie industry, Nollywood, has decided to open in Nigeria a World-class film institute. This film institute will be similar to Whistling Woods International (WWI), a film, television and media arts institute which he opened in 2005 in Mumbai, India.

The decision was announced on Friday by a rep of the company, and from the reports gotten, WWI and Trend Media City Ltd (TMC), a Nigerian media company have signed a memorandum of understanding and would work together in setting up Whistling Woods International Nigeria (WWIN).

Meghna Ghai Puri, Ghai’s elder daughter who runs WWI had this to say on this interest in Nigeria”WWI strongly encourages cross cultural exchange between film professionals across the globe. We have been aggressively exploring opportunities to expand globally over the past one year so, and in the proposed Trend Filmcity by TMC in Nigeria, we found a perfect partner”

WWI (Mumbai) would supervise the operations of the proposed film institute and the studios at WWIN for a minimum period of 10 years, and we hope that at the end of that period, Nollywood would have gone to even greater heights.

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