The Lagos Film Academy (LFA) is set to hold a state-of-the-art Training week from the 8th to the 12th of July, comprising of the fourth edition of award-winning filmmaker
Chris Ihidero’s StoryStory; and then the second edition of the TV Writing Masterclass.
The Lagos Film Academy is a leading non-profit organization seeking to address crucial skill gaps in the creative industries.
It will be recalled that LFA has since inception rolled out various exciting training capsules, most recently Film for Life, wherein they selected three young aspiring filmmakers who had the opportunity to make a short film directed at the Nigerian general elections.
This Training Week is no different. StoryStory has held as a pro bono workshop for four years, allowing aspiring and early career story tellers learn from experts drawn from film, media, advertising, dance, software, and related fields.
Chris Ihidero’s TV Writing masterclass is a paid-for week-long training aimed to entry to mid-level writers, working in TV, film, media and stage. Both trainings have previously held independent of each other but will now combine in an explosive week.
Chris Ihidero who has been telling stories professionally for 23 years started out as a theatre actor and director, and he has worked as a theatre artist, broadcaster, newspaper columnist, magazine editor and university lecturer.
In 2015, he was a producer on the ground-breaking HIV and behavioural change focused drama series MTV Shuga Series 4, and he resumed this role on MTV Shuga Series 6 in 2017. Ihidero has directed over 100 hours of TV drama, including Fuji House of Commotion, Tempest and Now we are Married. He has also made two short films, including Big Daddy (2012), a film about rape.
“I am thrilled to be working with the Lagos Film Academy again to deliver an explosive week of training and learning for the young and mid-career creatives in our midst,” Mr.
Ihidero notes. “Learning from experts and traini/ the next batch of creatives is how an industry grows.”
Participants of both StoryStory and TVWM will also combine for a Q&A session on storytelling for 3hrs on Saturday July 13th. Chris Ihidero will be joined by other notable filmmakers for this session. This will then be followed by a cocktail.
The classes will hold on the 8th to the 12th of July 2019, with StoryStory holding on July 8th and 9th, and the TV Writing Masterclass holding on the 10th, 11th, and 12th of