Kunle Afolayan’s ‘October 1’ gets Netflix distribution deal



One of the nation’s rising movie producers, Kunle Afolayan, has expressed delight over the distribution deal he signed for his soon to be released film,”October 1” with one of the largest online media streaming providers, Netflix.

Afolayan told newsmen on Monday in Ikeja, Lagos, that the deal included the right to subtitle the movie into 10 other languages.

“I am happy and delighted to announce that October 1 has gotten a deal with Netflix.

“Netflix covers the whole of Europe and America. That means the film will be exposed to the world.

“It is a distribution deal. Netflix is a Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) platform, an online platform that you can watch on
your television.

“Their application is everywhere; they are one of the most recognised SVOD platforms around the word, “he said.

The producer said that October 1 would be one of the films to be screened at 23rd Pan-African Film Festival in February in Los Angeles.

He added that the movie had also been selected for the Luxor Film Festival in Egypt.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that October 1 received one of the highest nominations which is 13 at the coming Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) in the top categories.

The film featured veteran broadcaster, Sadiq Daba, actress Kehinde Bankole, Kanayo O. Kanayo and Kunle Afolayan and other A-list acts. (NAN)

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