The ECM2019 (Emerging Cinema Markets) Conference was held in Istanbul, Turkey and on the long list of key-note speakers was Jared Murray Bruce, Chief Executive Officer Silverbird Distribution.
He gave a presentation that covered the market overview of the Nigerian/ West African Cinema industry and spoke on a panel that focused on the Nigeria’s film/cinema industry.
He explained that Nigeria and West Africa as a whole are at a crucial inflection point, where we are ready to showcase ourselves on the world stage with growing Box Office success and rising admissions.
The Emerging Cinema Market pioneers recognized the extent to which the business opportunities and policy challenges they face – such as film theft, technology standards, theatrical release practices, international trade practices and the lack of highly valued relationship with partners in film distribution – are shared by counterparts across the market territory.
Silverbird Distribution is a leading distribution company that prides itself on bringing vibrant and engaging content to the West African region. As a subsidiary of the Silverbird Group, SD and Silverbird Cinemas are pioneers in the Nigerian Film Industry. Since 2007 SD has represented major Hollywood Studios such as Sony and UIP (Universal and Paramount Pictures) as well as leading Nollywood producers.