Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution Limited, a mainstream entertainment company dedicated to the distribution and marketing of local and international filmed content, proudly announces the expansion of its distribution operations into Francophone West Africa. This strategic move marks a significant milestone for the company and its commitment to bringing compelling and diverse film content to audiences worldwide.
Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution is thrilled to kick off its international operations with the release of "The Other One" (under the title "L'Autre Homme") in Cote d'Ivoire on December 1, 2023—just in time for the festive season. Previously exclusively released in Nigeria on June 30, 2023, the film has garnered acclaim for its compelling storyline, outstanding performances, and high production values. Recognitions include an Official Selection at the 2023 Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF), three nominations, including Best Feature, at the 2023 Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF), and six nominations at the upcoming 2023 Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards. "The Other One," produced by Lillian Amah Aluko's New Dawn Productions and directed by David Gee Ahanmisi, is globally distributed by Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution, who acquired the rights earlier this year.
This expansion will see Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution extend the distribution of its catalog to fourteen African nations, including but not limited to Cote d'Ivoire, Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo, and more.
The company first launched in February 2023 with the goal of addressing key theatrical distribution challenges in the African film industry, particularly in Nollywood. Now a provisional member of the Film Distributors Association of Nigeria (FDAN), Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution has since successfully released several films within Nigeria, including the critically acclaimed "The Other One" and "Charlie And The Boys" (directed by Sele Got). In August 2023, Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution formed a strategic partnership with the Directors Guild of Nigeria. This collaboration aimed to empower guild members with essential distribution knowledge, fostering the creation of content tailored for the market while resonating with global audiences.
The decision to venture into international distribution aligns with Tribe Nation's strategic vision of fostering cultural exchange and promoting African cinema globally. Facilitated in part through a pioneering collaboration with the African Film Institute (itself a partner of the African Union), this expansion will see Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution extend the distribution of its catalog to fourteen African nations, including but not limited to Cote d'Ivoire, Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo, and more.
"We are thrilled to announce the launch of our international distribution operations, a significant step in our journey to share the beauty and diversity of African cinema with audiences around the world," said Anita Edwards, the Chief Executive Officer at Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution. “The release of 'The Other One' in French-speaking West Africa is just the beginning, and we look forward to bringing more compelling stories to cinema-goers across the continent and beyond. We would like to thank the African Film Institute and all our partners for their instrumental role in making this expansion a reality."
Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution looks forward to captivating audiences across French-speaking West Africa with "The Other One" and anticipates further international expansion in the near future. The company invites film enthusiasts, industry partners, and the media to join in celebrating this momentous occasion and anticipates continued success in expanding its presence on the global stage.
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About Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution Limited:
Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution Limited is a mainstream entertainment company specializing in the distribution and marketing of local and international filmed content. With a distribution network spanning cinema, inflight entertainment, streaming platforms, and linear television networks within and outside Africa, Tribe Nation is committed to bridging the gap between content creators and target audiences. The company provides unique and innovative marketing and distribution solutions, ensuring the maximization of revenues at the box office and beyond. Tribe Nation also produces commercial filmed content, striving to become the leading global supplier of wholesome entertainment.