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11 Nigerian Entertainment Lawyers You Should Know 3

3 Dozie David Atueyi, Esq. Law Firm: David & Company Legal Consultants Role: Attorney, Founder Entertainment Law Practice: Yes Law School: Nigerian Law School Year Admitted to Practice: 2002 (Nigerian Bar) Contact Details: USA: +16466753020 NIG: +2347038576107 Email: (doziedavid@atueyi.com) David & Company Legal Consultants is a firm engaged in the practice of media, sports and […]

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11 Nigerian Entertainment Lawyers You Should Know 2

USA 1 Uduak Oduok, Esq. Law Firm: Ebitu Law Group, P.C. Role: Attorney, Co-founder, Partner Entertainment Law Practice: Yes Law School: U.C Hastings College of the Law, Georgetown Law Center Year Admitted to Practice: 2001 Admitted in California Courts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and U.S. District Court for the Northern District […]

11 Nigerian Entertainment Lawyers You Should Know

11 Nigerian Entertainment Lawyers You Know by Uduak Oduok, Esq AfricaMusicLaw™ www.africamusiclaw.com Over the years, I have received tons of emails requesting I mentor and/or provide advice to law students, and/or young lawyers on how to break into the entertainment industry, as a lawyer. After recently receiving a handful of such requests from both Nigerian […]

SCREENPLAY 101-6

SCENE HEADINGS Scene headings, also known as ‘slug lines’, provide the basic where-and-when information for the scene that follows. Each new scene has its own slug line and always written in CAPITALS. The information is set out in very specific order; e.g. INT. CHURCH. REGISTRY ROOM – NIGHT EXT. BANK BUILDING – DAY This is […]

SCREENPLAY 101-5

CHARACTER MOTIVATION We have stated that the GOAL of your major CHARACTER drives the STORY forward. The CHARACTER thus becomes the most important element of your SCREENPLAY, and what follows is what MOTIVATES that CHARACTER Audiences always hunger to know why a CHARACTER acts as they do. Working on a CHARACTER’S biography and BACK STORY […]

SCREENPLAY 101-4

PRACTICALS! NOW, USE ANY OF THE ABOVE DEVICES, GENERATE THIRTY DIFFERENT IDEAS OR SUBJECTS. THESE MAY BE JUST ONE WORD, BUT LIST THEM. MAKE NO CRITICAL JUDGEMENTS ON THEM AT THIS STAGE-YOU WANT QUANTITY. NOW PUT THE LIST ASIDE AND READ ON… By now you may have realized that, for a writer, IDEAS for STORIES […]

SCREENPLAY 101-3

LET’S PAUSE AND GO THROUGH SOME SCREEN DEFINITIONS “Movies are about STORIES: is it well told? Is it interesting? If it isn’t it doesn’t matter how talented the rest of it is”—-William Goldman WHAT IS A STORY? This is a series of events which form the SCREENPLAY in a chronological order. WHAT IS PLOT? The […]

SCREENPLAY 101-2

THE NATURE OF SCREEN DRAMA Every STORY ever told is a collection of fragments. i.e we select what we choose to TELL (and leave out) and structure it into GOOD TALE-even when we tell a JOKE! You will be WRITING for the SCREEN, so NOTE: the end product will be shot with a camera. Cameras […]

SCREENPLAY 101

SCREENPLAY 101 Storytelling and screenplay essentials BY EMMANUEL K. UDUMA A SMAT media project ©2009 Introduction Who is a writer? A writer is simply someone who has something to say. People write about a whole lot of things; from the very personal to the very political. Whatever it is you have to say, it is very […]

Music 101-The Lyrical Messenger

Music 101-The Lyrical Messenger Music they say is the food for the soul; some say it helps to relax the mind, others claim it is a medium of communication. But music, unlike the varying definitions, is all encompassing as it’s a very fast medium to send messages to places we cannot reach easily. Now my […]