Moses BabatopeGroup Executive Director and Managing Director at FilmOne
Moses Babatope has over 16 years experience in cinema operations management, film production and film distribution gained from several locations across the world including the UK and Nigeria. He is currently the Group Executive Director of Filmhouse Cinemas and Managing Director of FilmOne Distribution and Production Limited, Nigeria. Filmhouse is the largest cinema chain in West Africa, and FilmOne is the fastest growing studio-styled film organisation responsible for box office hits in West Africa such as KINGSMAN, LOGAN, ASSASSIN’S CREED, FIFTY, HITMAN’s BODYGUARD, TOMB RAIDER, RAMPAGE, A TRIP TO JAMAICA, DEADPOOL 2, OCEAN'S 8 and Nigeria’s highest grossing film ever ‘THE WEDDING PARTY’, and its sequel ‘THE WEDDING PARTY 2’. As MD of FilmOne, Moses Manages a 20-man team who together oversee the theatrical distribution interests of Hollywood Studios like Fox, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate and STX in English Speaking West Africa. Moses also oversaw the aggregation arrangement that delivered the highest batch of Nollywood films to the world’s largest internet TV platform NETFLIX.
Moses is also a co-founder and Executive Director of Talking Drum Entertainment, a UK based company specializing in the distribution of black film and TV content whose credits include the successful International theatrical releases of award-winning Nigerian films such as The Mirror Boy, Anchor Baby, Last Flight to Abuja, Tango with Me, Flower Girl, When Love Happens and most recently A Trip to Jamaica and The Wedding Party 2 which became the highest grossing Nollywood film in UK cinemas making its entry on the UK top 10 box office chart on boxing day 2017.
Moses was a senior consultant to Genesis Deluxe Cinemas (2008 – 2011) and attained the position of Special Projects Manager at Odeon Cinemas UK (2002 – 2013) pioneering the change in Film Booking policy to accommodate the programming of Nollywood films across Odeon Cinemas in the UK.