Movie Casting Agents, Directors, and Producers Are Looking At West Africa For Future Films

(1888PressRelease) DJR Media and Marketing Inc, Considering Nigeria and Other sub-Saharan Countries As Locations For Ten Independent Films And Movies To Begin Production in 2025.

In 2014, when DJ Roker visited Nigeria, West Africa, on a mission trip with his Church, he could have never imagined that nearly a decade later, he would be returning to the sub-Saharan nation with the prospect of producing a series of independent films. As President and CEO of the Atlanta-based consulting firm DJR Media and Marketing Inc, Roker has been in talks with independent filmmakers and production companies in the U.S. and U.K., who has tentatively-agreed to collaborate with his company to invest in more family-friendly films and movies in Africa.

Nollywood, Nigeria’s film industry, is the world’s second-largest, behind India’s Bollywood. However, despite its impressive size and reach, Nollywood face several challenges that limits its growth and impact. One of the biggest being the need for funding. Nigerian films are often made on shoestring budgets, which limits the production quality. Yet, in spite of these challenges, the films produced are very relatable to the average Nigerian and West African. Oftentimes, Nollywood films tackle social issues and problems facing the culture on a daily basis. And because they’re so relatable and trendy, this popularity leads to social change. West African films are starting to have an impact on social norms and attitudes Continent-wide. They’re constantly challenging traditional values and beliefs and inspiring people to think differently about the world around them.

DJR Media and Marketing Inc, plans to invest in Africa’s growing film industry, by producing wholesome, family-oriented films and movies, primarily featuring West African actors from Nigeria, Ghana, and neighboring countries. Within a decade, we endeavor to produce and distribute hundreds of quality films, beginning with our first 10 allotment in 2025, says DJ Roker, the company’s President and CEO.

With over $6.4 billion in revenue and more than 2,500 movies made per year, Nigerian cinematography has seen a substantial improvement in recent years as a result of government support and modern cinemas being built throughout the African continent.
Nollywood is currently one of the world’s top film industries, producing more movies each year than America’s Hollywood. What’s more, is that Ghanian actors have also benefited from the successes of the Nigerian film industry. The increased collaboration between Nigeria and Ghana, its closest neighbor, has led to the resurgence of Ghana’s film industry. However, many Ghanaian movies are also being distributed by Nigerian distributors due to Nigeria’s large market, which has contributed to the popularity of many Ghanaian actors.

DJ Roker, President and CEO of DJR Media and Marketing Inc (formerly DJR Consultants Inc), boasts a multifaceted career as an American media and marketing consultant, and television booking agent. Trained in broadcast-journalism, his journey has encompassed roles as a photojournalist, video editor, producer, publishing and distribution agent, and A&R Representative. With over two decades of experience, Roker excels in directing and advising a diverse clientele and associates in content creation, publishing, and media relations.

Originating from the Bahamas, DJ Roker pursued broadcast-journalism studies and secured internships at WMBM (Radio) and WPLG (Television) in Miami, Florida. Post-graduation, he contributed to the Nassau Guardian, a Bahamian newspaper, before making waves at WHBQ-TV (FOX 13) in Memphis, Tennessee in 2002. In 2004, he founded DJR Media, an influential media marketing and television production company. Under his leadership, the company produced compelling broadcast content, brokered publishing deals, and orchestrated guest appearances on renowned national platforms like the FOX News Channel, FOX & Friends, BBC America, PBS, NPR’s This American Life, MSNBC, CNN Headline News, Hannity & Colmes, Morning Express with Robin Meade, and At-Large with Geraldo Rivera.

A distinguished member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), and the Music Producers Guild (UK); DJ Roker transcends his media roles as an ordained minister, radio and television host, and podcaster. His magnetic presence extends to speaking engagements at seminars and conferences, where he imparts wisdom on faith, leadership, and personal development. DJ Roker’s impactful journey continues to leave an indelible mark on the realms of media and beyond.

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