Over its six years of operations, Whistling Woods International (WWI) has sustained international relations with several countries across the world like Spain, Bermuda, Argentina, Australia, UK, Dubai and many more. WWI had been invited by the Government of Spain in 2009 to set up a campus in Alicante, Spain within the Spanish Film Industry and now Trend Media City Limited (TMC)- a NIgerian development company has invited WWI to set up the first world-class film & media institute in Africa- Whistling Woods International Nigeria (WWIN).
Trend Media City Limited and Whistling Woods International have signed an MOU announcing the partnership in the development of WWIN. The MOU communicates how both TMC and WWI will invest their resources, capital, and knowledge to develop the new WWIN - film & media institute for the thriving entertainment hub of Nigeria. In addition, WWI will be supervising the operations of the film institute and the studios for a minimum period of 10-years.
On the significance of the MOU, Mr. Uzo Udemba chairman/CEO of TUG, the owners of Trend TV and TMC observes, “Everyone talks about the raw talents inherent in the Nollywood industry and its impendency as a major source of film and TV entertainment content to Africa and the world, but WWI Nigeria will become the training ground to train, harness and refine the professionals and technicians who will take the industry to its next level and unlock its enormous economic potential.”
Meghna Ghai Puri, the president of WWI said, “WWI strongly encourages cross cultural exchange between film professionals across the globe. Over the past year or so, we have been aggressively exploring opportunities to expand globally and in the proposed Trend Filmcity by TMC in Nigeria, we found a perfect partner.”