African Movie Channel (AMC) has announced that it is moving into the development and production of its own movies and TV series through its newly created production division, AMC Original Productions – AMCOP. This will see no less than 20 exclusively-owned movies added to its library before the end of 2018.
AMC has longstanding partnerships with prominent Nigerian producers and filmmakers and has selected Jade Osiberu (Isoken), Paul Igwe (Dance To My Beat), Ola Producer (5ive), Ema Edosio (Kasala), and Daniel Oriahi (Sylvia) among others to work on this project.
AMC started producing programs in 2016. Notable among its productions are ‘AMC Movie Talk’, currently in its second season, and ‘Asunder’, a 64-episode series.
NY Obah who gets up-close and personal with celebrities in-front and behind-the-camera in ‘AMC Movie Talk’. The show has featured A-list celebrities from Nollywood and African cinema and is one of the popular shows on AMC channels.
In July, the AMC introduced three new talk shows namely; ‘Nollywood 360’, ‘Screen Patrol’, and ‘Bloggers Round Table.’
In Bloggers Round Table, Adenike Adebayo hosts a panel of popular, hilarious and offbeat Nigerian bloggers and vloggers to discuss the Nigerian entertainment industry and beyond. ‘Screen Patrol’ is AMC’s unique take on cinema and local releases for the latest movies in Nigeria and beyond. And ‘Nollywood 360’ is a humorous and sometimes, irreverent take on the current happenings in Nollywood, along with latest scandals, celebrity and industry news, trends and gossip.
The launch of AMCOP movies has been deliberately timed to lead in to the holiday season at the end of the year. AMCOP movies will begin to air every Friday from 7 December exclusively on African Movie Channel.
AMC channels’ viewers will be the first to watch the new and exclusive AMCOP movies, the broadcaster has announced. This is an important move for the broadcaster given increasing consumer interest in Nollywood movies and an insatiable demand for new movies.
African Movie Channel started operations in April 2006, when it launched Europe’s first channel dedicated to top quality Nollywood and other African films and TV series. The broadcaster operates three 24-hour linear channels; African Movie Channel (AMC), African Movie Channel Series (AMC Series) and Nolly Africa, all offered on various TV platforms across Africa.
AMC and AMC Series are distributed in Nigeria on Kwese TV, StarTimes and StarSat TV.