Producers

Kene Mkparu-

Kene Mkapru, Co-founder and MD/CEO of Filmhouse Cinemas and Filmone Distribution has 23 years cinema operations management experience. He was General Manager with Odeon Cinemas UK limited. Kene was also Chief Executive of FilmAFRICA UK, an entertainment company with expertise in production, distribution and exhibition of African films in UK cinemas. He was the founding Managing Director of Genesis Deluxe Cinemas Nigeria Limited in 2008. Kene holds an MSc degree in Business Systems Analysis & Design (City University, London), PG Diploma (Kings College, University of London) and BSc Honours (University of Nigeria).

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Moses Olumuyiwa Babatope is the CEO of Talking Drum Entertainment, a UK based film distribution company specialising in black film and TV content. He also sits on the Board of Filmhouse Cinemas (West Africa’s fastest growing cinema chain) and FilmOne Distribution, Nigeria as Executive Director. He worked with Europe’s biggest cinema chain, Odeon Cinemas for 12 years and played a pivotal role in the programming/booking of Nollywood films theatrically released in select mainstream UK cinemas. He is focused on the commercial development of the Nigerian and Black film industry and continues to work hard to ensure that the encouraging prospects/potentials of the industry are realised.

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Kene Okwuosa

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After 10 years in a senior position with Odeon Cinemas, Kene Okwuosa helped set up and manage Genesis Deluxe Cinemas in 2008 as Head of Field Operations, having worked as Deputy General Manager with Odeon. Kene Studied International Business & Business Law with French (London Metropolitan University). He is a Co-founder of Filmhouse & FilmOne. He has been in the business for 16 years developing new cinema sites and exploring new cinema markets. Previously Head of Operations, Genesis Deluxe Cinemas and GM Odeon UK. Kene is the Executive Producer of the feature film ‘When Love Happens’.

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