Afri Reviews, Final Draft Partner for All-Africa Screenwriting Contest

By Dipo Olowookere

An agreement has been reached between Final Draft and Afri Reviews for a competition tagged All-Africa Screenwriting Contest.

The contest which is in its inaugural year intends to discover a new generation of screenwriters on the African continent, uncover high-concept ideas, link top scriptwriters with top filmmakers, and improve the quality of movies made on the continent.

The aim of the partnership is to support the motion picture industry, which starts with scripting before the cameras.

Information available to us indicates that the All-Africa Screenwriting Contest is scheduled to kick off in September this year.

It was further gathered that the competition will have about 10 categories and see judges come from top studios on the continent and beyond the continent.

Afri Reviews is Africa’s first and only all-Africa movie review platform. As first of its kind, Afri Reviews strives to provide honest reviews of films made on the continent or by Africans as well as be a dependable script bank for scripts of all genres.

On the other hand, Final Draft is a cast and crew company, which published Final Draft® software, the number-one selling screenwriting application in the world for 25 years.

Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards, allowing writers to focus on what they do best – writing scripts.

Used by such industry giants as J.J. Abrams, James Cameron and Aaron Sorkin, Final Draft software is the professional’s choice and the entertainment industry standard. In addition to its flagship software product, Final Draft offers the annual Big Break Contest – a screenwriting competition that launches careers, and awards over $80,000 in cash and prizes.

Final Draft also offers the Reader® and Writer® apps for iPhone and iPad, making creativity truly portable.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via dipo.olowookere@businesspost.ng

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