The African entertainment industry is about to receive a significant facelift. The Del York International Group is set to partner with one of the biggest movie studios and theme park design developers in the world to develop a major film city project in Lagos.
Del York and Storyland Studios signed the deal to develop the project in the Epe area of Lagos in partnership with the state government.
Described as a place where creatives can live, work and learn, it is proposed as an all-in-one facility that will commingle the best in leisure and theme park facilities with filmmaking and industry capacity-building.
The project will also include multiple sound studios, backlot sets, water tanks, workshops, and production offices alongside a theme park setting that includes rides, tourist attractions, movie museums, and a walk of fame.
The President of Del York International Group and founder of the Del-York Creative Academy, Linus Idahosa, stated that the project would be a good one for the continent. He said, “The continent’s burgeoning community of creatives have long been inspired through the magic of film and television, spiriting themselves into worlds they never thought possible but curtailed by their immediate circumstances.
“With this agreement in place, we can finally realise that purpose-designed infrastructure that will match the dreams and most expansive imaginations of creatives in Africa. Construction is scheduled to start in 2022.”
The Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Storyland Studios, Mel McGowan, also said, “We are excited to be part of the further development of Nigeria’s incredibly prolific and rapidly-growing film industry.”Follow us on social media