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At Connect Nigeria’s first annual Writers’ Conference which took place in April 2014, one of the speakers was renowned Director/Screenwriter, Ike Nnaebue. At the conference, he carried the crowd into the creative realm of ‘The Business of Script Writing’. His session was full of laughter and lessons from real life stories. He successfully made the pursuit of a career in scriptwriting seem both pragmatic and tangible. We are ecstatic to welcome him back this year to talk about how to write a winning script. To tell you a little bit about him, Ike Nnaebue is a renowned Nigerian Movie Director/Screenwriter. Trained in the cool city of Jos Nigeria at Lenscope Media/Academy by the renowned Sani Muazu and Yakubu Lamai, Ike Nnaebue has been working in the Film industry as a post production expert for over a decade. He is fondly referred to – by most African film industry stakeholders – as one of the champions of the emerging new African Cinema. Ike’s 2nd film “FALSE” generated a lot of buzz within the film community and among African movie fans. FALSE which Ike wrote and directed was released in October, 2013 and won a Golden Icon Academy Award (GIAMA) out of the 3 nominations which the movie got. His most recent film ‘The Other Side’ premiered on 26th October, 2014 in Houston, and hit cinemas in Nigeria on 13th March, 2015. The thriller was produced by Dtymi Ngozi and directed by Ike Nnaebue. ‘The Other Side’ stars: Uche Jombo Rodriguez, Chet Anekwe, Joe Grisaffi, Mia Ruiz, Dytmi Ngozi Ibe and others. He has a warm disposition and he is open to sharing his knowledge of the industry. You can follow him on Twitter @flosmith  

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This article was first published on 26th March 2015

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