“Writers Should Learn To Let Go” – Kemi Adesoye

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The monthly Film Forum of the Nollywood Studies Centre of the School of Media and Communication of the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos recently featured accomplished screenwriter Kemi Adesoye as guest speaker.

Adesoye, a trained architect, who was born and raised in Kaduna, stumbled on The Elements of Screenwriting by Irwin R. Blacker in a science library, where, according to her, the book had no business.  She stated that the closest she knew about Screenwriting before that time was reading novels and drama books and so she curiously studied the book and eventually got herself a copy.

In 1999, an opportunity presented itself through the MNET Scriptwriting Competition, where she made the final shortlist and was invited for a workshop with more established screenwriters.  Thus, she began her journey into professional screenwriting.

She advised screenwriters to realize that film-making is a collaborative process, which means that their ideas may be modified by the producer or director.  She observed that though it might be difficult to accept it when a writer’s ideas are dismembered, writers should learn to let go all the same since the film-making process is teamwork.

Some faces at the event:

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Amarachukwu Iwuala

Amarachukwu Iwuala

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  1. The lady in the first photo isn’t Kemi Adesoye. Kemi Adesoye is the lady in white top and black jeans with ballerina shoes.

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