First it was Nigerians translating Chinese movies into Yoruba, now Nollywood films want to top the Chinese box office.
Will the films be translated into Mandarin?
The CEO of StarTimes Nigeria, Justin Zhang, said the opportunities are enormous for Nollywood in China.
“Apart from the fact that a lot of jobs will be created when this kicks off, it is also an opportunity for producers and actors in Nigeria to increase their earnings.
"Imagine if a Nollywood production is exported to the Chinese box office where over 45,000 movie screens exist, the opportunities are unending. It will be a dream come true for us at StarTimes to see Nollywood movies grossing up to $50 million in the box office someday.” Justin said.
StarTimes is presently collaborating with the Federal Government of Nigeria, a top Nigerian Bank and film distributors in Nigeria and China to export Nollywood films to the Asian giant.
A meeting was held between interests groups in this project recently with the Minister Of Information, Lai Mohammed in Abuja also present.