Organized by the Global Audiovisual Training Center-GATC in collaboration with the Association of Movie Producers (AMP) Nigeria, the GATC-AMP Professional Development Program for Nigeria is a series of 5 online master classes (via Zoom) in English conducted by renowned industry professionals on the following topics: Sales Agents and International Representation, Special Effects, Script Supervisor, Assistant Director, and Production Designer.

The program will take place between April 3 and April 17, 2024, and registration is now open to Nigerian audiovisual industry professionals and recent film school graduates seeking to improve or update their expertise. Among the goals is to meet the needs for skilled crew to help ensure that Nigeria is prepared to receive international productions of film, series, and other audiovisual content.

The master classes are free of charge for AMP members. For all others, the cost is ₦ 15,000 (for all 5 master classes) and payment must be made directly to the Association of Movie Producers Union Bank account number: 0008136926. Only residents of Nigeria are eligible. Registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis up to March 27th, with a limit of 500 participants in each master class. A certificate of participation will be provided for attendance of a minimum of 4 master classes.

“This is the first milestone of GATC international operations in Africa, and the partnership between the GATC and AMP is an excellent model for film industries in other nations of the region seeking to attract international productions of films, series, and other audiovisual content,” says Steve Solot, GATC President.

“This new venture between AMP and GATC represents another example of the leadership of our association both to benefit our members and their needs for skilled crew for their productions, and also to help ensure that Nigeria is prepared to receive international productions of film, television and other audiovisual content,” declared Amb. Dr Queen Blessing Ebigieson, National President AMP.

Registrations and more information are available at the official Program Page:

Class Schedule:

1) Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 pm (Lagos time) 
Sales Agents and International Representation by Ira Deutchman

2) Friday, April 5, at 7:30 pm (Lagos time)
Special Effects by Stefano Beninati

3) Wednesday, April 10, at 7:30 pm (Lagos time)
Script Supervisor by Mariana Gironella

4) Friday, April 12, at 7:30 pm (Lagos time)
Assistant Director by Bernardo Jasso

5) Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 pm (Lagos time)
Production Designer by Gloria Carrasco

About the Association of Movie Producers (AMP) Nigeria: The AMP is the premier Nollywood film producer association that represents, protects, and promotes the interests of its producing members in film, television, and news media. Registered over 27 years ago, AMP invests in its core values that benefit the industry at large. These values are rooted in facilitating employment of its members, advocating for sustainable practices in production that minimize human and environmental harm, ensuring a set culture that advances safety and creates viable pathways into the guild for the next generation of producers, particularly those from populations under-represented in the industry. The AMP hosts several educational, mentoring, and professional networking programs during the year.

About the Global Audiovisual Training Center-GATC: A global audiovisual training and consulting center based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and founded in 2008 as Latin American Training Center-LATC with an initial focus on the Latin American region, GATC is expanding rapidly to other regions. GATC offers programs in partnership with industry organizations in four key professional development areas designed to meet current training needs for film and TV industries around the world: the Global Film & TV Program in Los Angeles, Below-the-Line Technical courses, Above-the-Line Professional Workshops, and English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals. 

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