I actually sat and watched all 25 previous James Bond movies (yes, counting Sean Connery’s Never Say Never Again) during the first month of “lockdown” in April of 2020. So when I give my usual “this list will not be your list” disclaimer, I should also note that this list won’t necessarily be the list I […]
FilmHouse Cinema Takes Moet & Chandon to Court Over ‘Film Gala’
Let’s start with origination of the Film Gala. The Film Gala was curated to celebrate and honor the works of our game changers and groundbreaking members of our ever blooming Nollywood industry.
According to our sources, Film house had approached Moet & Chandon in 2018 with a sponsorship proposal for this glamorous film event which eventually took place on the 26th of January 2019. While Film house was planning for a second edition, They discovered that the Champagne brand had gone ahead of them to plan the event.
Due to this development, A Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Honorable Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke on Wednesday, 29th January 2020, made an order of interim injunction restraining Moët & Chandon from further infringing on FilmHouse Cinemas trademark “The Film Gala”
Though a motion was filed on behalf of FilmHouse by Aarndale Solicitors praying the court to stop the event organized by Moët&Chandon, the event still took place last night and had a good number of celebrities present.
The matter has subsequently been adjourned to the 11th of February 2020 for hearing.