BY ADENIYI A.
FilmHouse boss Kene Mkparu covers the latest edition of ModeMen Magazine. Mkparu makes this edition of the magazine a movie workshop masterpiece by giving lectures on the cons and pros of the industry.
Kene candidly agrees that piracy is indeed a big problem in the movie sector, but he went further by stating the reason he thinks it exists. He said, “One of the reasons films are pirated is because they are not encrypted.” He went further to proffer solutions that stakeholders can use to curb the dastardly act, “As a result of digitalization in the cinemas,there is a lot of encryption. The Digital Cinemas Package (DCP) format presents an important format for such protective encryption.“
On where piracy rears its ugly head from, Mkparu said, “A lot of major piracy is from studios. Or processing labs, those that record with camcorders in the cinemas are the small fries.”
Kene Mkparu’s FilmHouse Cinemas have become a mainstay of the movie industry. Kene, a UK-based executive came into the Nigerian cinema scene as a quiet storm even though at the time he stepped into the industry, he had managed Odeon Cinemas in the UK for years, even riding to become the first black General Manager. Kene is also a filmmaker.