The Lagos Film Academy’s recently concluded TV Writing Masterclass with Chris Ihidero headlining also saw two of the industry’s finest, Olufemi Ogunsanwo and Ijeoma Ogwuegbu Uduma; come in to share their wealth of knowledge and experience with the participants.
Ijeoma Ogwuegbu Uduma has spent over a decade as a professional TV writer and script editor. During her session with the students on Wednesday, May 30, Uduma talked extensively about script editing and how essential it is to the production process.
In a chat with the Lagos Film Academy afterwards, she expressed how she benefited from opportunities while coming up, and as such is interested in sharing all she knows. She believes young writers have a big pool of knowledge to draw from especially as the world goes even more global by the day.
Olufemi Ogunsanwo, who produced the highly-acclaimed movie, Ojukokoro and is currently one of the directors on Africa Magic’s Ajoche brought his experience as a TV director to teach the participants how to write with the production in mind.
According to him, the writer should ensure that the full story is contained in the script they write, in addition to being aware of the realities of the set that has been created for the shows they write on; so they are not too idealistic in their writing.
See photos from the masterclass below: