At a time when the African film industry is experiencing wider global recognition, both within the film industry and outside of it, it is vital that industry players continue to play their part and contribute even more to its growth, and the resonance of its productions with the wider mainstream audience.
It is with great excitement that African Movie Channel (AMC) announces its move into the development and production of its own movies and TV Series via its newly created production division, AMC Original Productions – AMCOP.
African Movie Channel is already well known for its superb Nollywood movies and compelling content catalogue. Over the years, through its three channels – African Movie Channel (AMC), AMC Series and Nolly Africa, it has maintained an international presence in its mission to entertain its viewers with gripping movies, series, talk shows and much more; the birth of AMCOP takes this to a whole new level, demonstrating its dedication and passion for excellent African storytelling by home-grown talent, and adding its own distinct voice to African entertainment.
AMC already enjoys longstanding partnerships with prominent Nigerian producers and is leveraging on this with the launch of AMCOP, which will see no less than 20 exclusively-owned movies added to its library before the end of 2018. AMC is working with amazing filmmakers who understand the most important aspects of storytelling. These filmmakers have been carefully selected for their experience and quality of productions, and because they share AMC’s vision and its innovative approach to filmmaking; Jade Osiberu (Isoken), Paul Igwe (Dance To My Beat), Ola Producer (5ive), Ema Edosio (Kasala), and Daniel Oriahi (Sylvia) are just some of these filmmakers.
Yvonne Dublin-Green, AMC’s Head of Channels, said, “The creation of AMCOP has been a long time coming and is a natural progression for AMC. As a global player, it has always been important that the content we create is of superior quality, and we have made sure we partnered with filmmakers, actors and actresses who are of the highest calibre to join us on this journey. We have always been interested is fostering and showcasing African talent, and AMCOP is the perfect opportunity to bring that about.”
Lola Onigbogi, a founding director of AMC said, “It has been an incredible experience working with these filmmakers, and AMC looks forward to working with even more talented filmmakers, to provide the kind of content blend that our modern African audiences demand.”
AMC started producing programs in 2016 – the extremely popular AMC Movie Talk is currently in its second season. Other AMC original productions include Nollywood 360, Screen Patrol, and Bloggers Round Table. AMC produced its first drama series, Asunder (a 64-episode series) in December 2017.
AMC channels’ viewers will be the first to watch the new and exclusive AMCOP movies. Timed to lead in to the holiday season at the end of the year, AMCOP movies will begin to air every Friday from 7th December exclusively on African Movie Channel.