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Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

25 August 2010

Emem Isong's Contribution to Nigerian Cinema


Emem Isong is among an increasingly long list of women who are making important contributions to the burgeoning movie-making industry in Nigeria. Nollywooduncut.com features her in an interview published on 14 March 2010. READ THE INTERVIEW: EMEM ISONG THE STORY BEHIND THE GLORY

In addition to her role as director and producer, Emen Isong wears the additional hat of director of the acting school, Royal Arts Academy. Journalist Azuh Amatus of Nigerian Best Forum, devotes an article to the school opening:

After several years of planning, researching and fine-tuning arrangements, leading female producer in Nollywood, Emem Isong, has finally opened her long-awaited acting school. Known as Royal Arts Academy, the Surulere-Lagos-based institute, according to Isong, will seek to continually provide education through the arts.
It is also a training academy that offers courses on various aspects of the film industry with emphasis on script writing, acting, directing, dance and children theatre. Speaking on her reasons for establishing the academy, Isong argued that is has become necessary to improve and develop skills in order to meet the international standards of film making. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE

Emen Isong's films include Guilty Pleasures and Uyai which she produced, and directed with Desmond Elliot.

Guilty Pleasures (2009)

Uyai (2008)

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