Disney is making an inroad into Africa market with a distributorship deal with FilmOne Entertainment – a Nigerian production and distribution company.
With his new deal, FilmOne will be the sole distributor and marketer of Disney-owned films in Nigeria, Ghana, and Liberia.
Speaking on the deal, Moses Babatope a director at FilmOne Entertainment said “What the deal means is that we are exclusive marketers and distributors of Disney titles in the English-speaking West African countries that have studio licensed cinemas. We will distribute the films to all those cinemas in the territory.”
FilOne has built cinemas across the country, including IMAX screens and has also distributed and produced Nigerian box office hits such as “The Wedding Party,” and “New Money.'”
The agreement which commence this month, covers titles from Disney studio divisions including Pixar, Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures, and Blue Sky pictures.
“With their in-depth knowledge of the region and expertise in bringing theatrical releases to fans, we are thrilled to welcome FilmOne as our distribution partner for this territory,” Disney Africa’s country manager, Christine Service said in a statement.