Chris Ihidero recently concluded his first ever TV writing masterclass, organised by the Lagos Film Academy (LFA), a non-profit organisation seeking to address crucial skill gaps in the creative industry.
The award-winning producer, writer and filmmaker, alongside faculty like Ijeoma Ogwuegbu-Uduma and Olufemi Ogunsanwo taught participants how to use the universal trait of human emotions to write shows that will travel and be consumed by mass audiences.
Apart from learning many other things they also watched a number of episodes of all-time great Nigerian and foreign television serials.
Ogwuegbu-Uduma, who has spent over a decade as a professional TV writer and script editor for shows like Tinsel and MTV Shuga Series 6, spoke extensively about script editing and how essential it is to the production process.
Ogunsanwo, who produced the highly-acclaimed movie, Ojukokoro and is currently one of the directors on Africa Magic’s Ajoche, brought his experience to bear in teaching the participants how to write with the production in mind.
The week-long Masterclass came to an end with the trainees attending a monthly Nollywood creative industry event, ‘First Fridays’, which is a growing hassle-free, hustle-full platform where content makers and content lovers meet, mix, and network.
This month, classic Nollywood movie Keeping Faith was screened.
The masterclass is the first of many to be rolled out by the Lagos Film Academy. It is an institution and a platform seeking to facilitate knowledge sharing and skills acquisition for stakeholders and aspirants alike, in the Creative Industry.