Nigeria’s Sarah Inya Lawal addresses panel at Cannes Film Festival


A Nigerian will be standing tall today, among other world’s greats to address enthusiastic audience at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival  She is no other person than Sarah Inya Lawal, Founder of Ascend Talent Management.

Sarah Inya Lawal was listed as one of the speakers at Cannes Film Festival panel discussion, Opportunities in Global Markets: The New Gold Rush.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it is set to take place at 10.30 a.m. on Friday (today) at the La Plage Royale’s Members Club.

The panel organized by JD Consultancy and Buffalo 8 Speakers, in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter will feature a variety of global power brokers including Indian actress and filmmaker Nandida Das, co-founder of Arab distributor and production banner Mad Solutions Alaa Karkouti, Ivanhoe Films president of production Kilian Kerwin and Cinepolis’ COO Miguel Mier.

In addition to discussing the theme of the day, the session will also examine the role of big data in this expansion and the connections between countries, and it will feature the panel members’ predictions on the impact of these changes on content.

Sarah Inya Lawal is no stranger to the global film scene, she has previously spoken on international panels and sits on the jury of CinemAfrik.

Earlier this year, she engineered a lucrative partnership with Bollywood entertainment giant, Dazzlr to foster Bollywood collaborations with African talent.



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