Nollywood Gets 12 Man Oscar Committee

Onyeka Ibeanusi  | Friday, 2 May 2014 | 930 Total Views

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A 12-man committee of Nollywood stakeholders has been approved by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) ahead of the 2015 Oscars (Academy Awards).

The committee called the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC), will pave the way for Nigerian entries to be considered for the world’s prestigious prize for films.

The committee members include;

Chairperson - Chineze Anyaene – Producer/Director | Ije starring Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Ramsey Nouah – Actor
Charles Novia – Writer/Producer/Director | Alan Poza starring OC Ukeje, Kemi “Lala” Akindoju and Beverly Naya
Ngozi Okafor – Line Producer/Producer
Emeka Mba - Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)
Chioma Ude - Executive Director of African International Film Festival (AFRIFF)
Akin Salami - Executive Producer/Distributor & Content Developer
Kene Mkparu – MD/CEO, Filmhouse Cinemas Nigeria
Mildred Okwo – Producer/Director
Biola Alabi – Managing Director, M-Net Africa
Olumide Amure - Managing Director of Bloomberg Television Africa Limited
Shaibu Husseini – Culture/Film Journalist/Film Critic

According to rules by the Academy, members will consider submissions on 7 criteria which are – story, direction, acting, cinematography, sound, music and universal theme.

Every Nollywood movie selected each year will compete with movies from 85 other countries for the coveted Best Foreign Language Film Award. The Academy will then pick a shortlist of 5 foreign language movies ahead of the ceremony.