Kenya: Ababu Namwamba meets Film producers for collaboration

Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts of Kenya, Ababu Namwamba held fruitful engagements with members of Invention Studios, American film producers.

Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts of Kenya, Ababu Namwamba held fruitful engagements with members of Invention Studios, American film producers. During the meeting, the parties seeked to explore areas of collaboration and partnership in film production. In this regard, CS Namwamba is keen on establishing a working framework with the team. Additionally, they will use this framework to promote Kenyan content globally.

The team shared their experiences and expectations with the cabinet secretary and his team. Additionally, They expressed eagerness to help build a bridge between Kenyan movie producers and International movies. He added that through this, they want to create a new kind of relationship between Kenya film makers and those from other countries.

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The team led by the founder and President Nicholas Weinstock is set to carry out film production in Kenya. Accordingly, The Kenyans will make up the biggest number of the cast. “The timing of our engagement is perfect. Your choice of Kenya as a location to shoot your movie is spot on. We are excited about the focus on authenticity and originality of our country. Additionally, he said we assure you of the government’s full support on this.”

The CS directed the Kenya Film Commission to develop a working framework with the team. He also stated this was a great opportunity for our local filmmakers to contribute to making a Kenyan-Hollywood production.

“We will work closely with you, through the Kenya Film Commission. Meanwhile, The Cabinet Secretary stated that in the production of this film which will portray our kenyanacity to the world.” CS Ababu Namwamba added that the production presented an opportunity for Kenyans to make money. They will do this through film production in line with the ministry’s flagship TalantaHela¬†initiative.

“We take a lot of pride in our culture and heritage. It is through film that we can tell our stories to the world, and we are determined to do this with a lot of emphasis on originality and authenticity.” On his part, the Kenya Film Commission CEO, Timothy Owase, assured the filmmakers of the commission’s support in producing the film, which will cast a Kenyan as the lead cast.

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