The Number Nigeria Theatre Film Distribution Company FilmOne boss Kene Mkparu was at Benin yesterday for a Master Class Organised by Benin Film Academy under the leadership of one of Nollywood’s foremost directors Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.
The Workshop which is tagged “Making the Next Big Cinema Film” was attended by large section of industry practitioners and enthusiastics alike. Some students of Benin Film Academy were also in attendance. The workshop exposed Filmmakers to the nuggets that should be considered while making a film meant to be distributed in Cinemas. It could not have been said better than from the man who has been in the industry for Twenty Six Years working across Europe and Nigeria as top Executive of different Cinemas before establishing his own.
Thereafter, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu hosted Mr. Kene Mkparu in his office. The visit was led by the Convener of the Master Class, Amb. Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen in company of some of Benin Film Academy students. The Deputy Governor celebrated the facilitator and the Convener and decorated them with Idia Head Plaque Pin. It is important to note that Idia Head is very symbolic in Benin Culture as Idia was a great queen mother in Benin History.