The Nollywood Studies Centre of the Pan Atlantic University’s School of Media and Communication is pleased to invite members of the public to its Filmmakers’ Forum holding this weekend.
Past editions of the forum have featured industry experts who have shared their knowledge about the film industry. The guest for the upcoming edition is Mrs Uche Nwuka (Group Head, Creative Industries Department, Bank of Industry) and the session will focus on The Bank of Industry and Funding in the Film Industry.
The Bank of Industry (BOI) was set up to promote and assist the industrial sector of the economy in Nigeria. Since 2001 when the Nigerian Industrial Development Bank was reconstructed into the Bank of Industry Limited, the bank has supported large, medium and small scale enterprises in different industries. In 2011, BOI recognised the creative industries as one of those industries and established the Creative Industries Group. Through this group, it engages with 14 creative sub-sectors, the film industry being one of them.
Towards dealing with the funding challenge in the film industry, BOI has intervened in various ways. It was involved with the $200million entertainment fund that the federal government announced for the entertainment industry in 2010. And in 2017, it introduced the 1 billion Naira Nollyfund.
Mrs Uche Nwuka, Assistant General Manager at Bank of Industry Limited and Group Head of the Creative Industry Division, has been one of the drivers of BOI’s engagement with the film industry. Mrs Nwuka pioneered the Creative Industry Department at Bank of Industry, Nigeria, and has overseen major projects of the Bank aimed at the creative industries. Among other projects, she supervised the development and successful implementation of the Bank’s first non-asset-based collateral arrangement for a major cinema project.
Mrs Uche Nwuka is a graduate of the University of Benin and holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Statistics. She also holds an MBA from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with majors in Banking and Finance.
Find below what you need to register for the Filmmakers’ Forum with Mrs Nwuka:
Session Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021.
Time: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm.
To register, click here.