A delegation of high level Nigerian film scholars, practitioners, and Nollywood movie stars will descend upon Georgia Tech for two weeks from November 14-25. The occasion is New Media Nollywood, a program of workshops, screenings, and film shoots, headed by professor Michael Best.
The Nigerian film industry, colloquially known as Nollywood, is the world’s most prolific movie producer. The industry produces around 40 new movies a week and has an enormous financial impact on Nigeria, as the country’s second largest employer.
Though the Nigerian film industry is fast, innovative, and digital, it has not yet fully embraced new media technologies, such as games and social media. New Media Nollywood will examine today's relationship between Nollywood and these technologies and then work to innovate for the future of the industry.