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Nigeria’s Sarah Inya Lawal to Speak on Cannes Film Festival Panel



Sarah Inya Lawal

Founder of Ascend Talent Management, Sarah Inya Lawal has been listed as one of the speakers at the upcoming 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 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.


  1. see me see wahala

    May 18, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    regular speaker? ah you people! #fakenews as fake as that smile. these ones try too hard to be relevant. there is no one on that list who is a power player in real times. give her her five minutes. and lucrative deal eh? show the figures or is it like film house box office? these people! bollywood collaborating with africa…same india where they are beating up nigerians?

    • Shayo

      May 18, 2017 at 11:52 pm

      Na wa for you o. Madam/Fadam, you have so much “love” in your heart.

    • Kunle

      May 19, 2017 at 5:26 am

      Why the vitriol? So much hate in these streets. Hiding bhind profiles to hate. Mschew

    • Me too I am shayo

      May 19, 2017 at 7:25 am

      See how she called herself “Shayo’ to check you.. Oh naija! Everyone wants to be famous.

    • curious1

      May 28, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      I attended this panel. There are actually some very significant people here – they are worth researching:

    • boumi

      July 6, 2017 at 7:20 am

      Dear ‘curious1’ or Sarah Inya Lawal, just stop. I doubt a lot of Bella Readers were in Cannes to go to your ‘talk’ or would bother to go find the url 🙂 So basically you keep outing yourself!

      The people may be significant but lets face it you are a promoter riding on other peoples coat tails. You probably told them you were significant 🙂 You do your research. How many of those people do you see constantly mentioning this panel and Hollywood Reporter? Because you are probably the only one this is strange to so you are the only one who needs to keep talking about it! You had your luck. Move on!

  2. Naija gal

    May 19, 2017 at 1:18 am


  3. Kunle

    May 19, 2017 at 5:25 am

    Nollywood is going places. One day a movie will be premiered properly in Cannes

    • Tawanda

      May 19, 2017 at 10:14 am

      Which places though? Kunle, I am asking for a friend ?

    • boumi

      July 6, 2017 at 7:22 am

      Tes it will but it was not this one. Why does Sarah Inya Lawal need to lie?

    • boumi

      July 6, 2017 at 7:23 am

      Typo got me. I mean ‘Yes it will….’

  4. Yomi

    May 19, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Kunle or should i say Sarah, we see you. Hide behind profiles and big yourself up. Lol!

  5. Nkechi

    May 19, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Kunle, “vitriol?” Big word oh! Abeg. That level of defensive just tells people you are the one hiding behind a profile Sarah.

    If you don’t want people to comment don’t send out press releases! I am sure there are many people in Cannes speaking at different things who are not sending out press releases. You want Nigeria to notice you. We have. And we will comment vitriol and all LOL!

  6. Musu

    May 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I am just here for the comments. Madame/Fadame, that is new to me. “Shayo” are you not sure if she is a boy or girl? “Speak your truth” ROTFL

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