Lala Akindoju joins Amazon Studios Team as Senior Movies Creative Executive
Amazon Studios has added Nollywood actress, Lala Akindoju as a new member of the team. Lala Akindoju has worked in the movie industry for more than a decade as an actor, producer, director, and consultant, and will join the Local Original team as the Senior Movies Creative Executive in Nigeria.
According to the Amazon jobs site, she will be the point executive on several original movie projects, helping from pitch to production. She will evaluate proposals and pitches and give creative feedback to the talent on treatments, outlines, scripts, production plans/budgets, and cuts. She will also coordinate and work with other departments (Content Licensing, Marketing, PR, Business Affairs, Production Legal, Physical Production, Post Production, and Finance).
Ned Mitchell, the Head of Originals, Africa & Middle East, Amazon Studios, announced on his Linkedin page the three other new executives that will drive the expansion of the streaming service across the continent. They are Kaye Ann Williams (Head of scripted and movies for South Africa), Brendan Gabriel (Senior Unscripted Creative Executive for South Africa), and Mike-Steve Adeleye (Senior Scripted Creative Executive for Nigeria). They join Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu on the Amazon Studios Originals development team.