FilmHouse Cinemas has announced the removal of Mr. Kene Mkparu in his position as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
In a letter written by the Board of Directors, it was stated that Mr. Kene Okwusa will function as the interim Managing Director of Film House Cinemas
According to a letter signed by Kene Okwusa, he expressed his gratitude for the good works done by his predecessor, stating that the decision will in no way affect the growth of the company.
The statement reads; “We are most thankful to him [Mkparu] for this and the opportunity to have worked with him. He was and remains a true visionary, and we wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.”
“Film house and Film one are now entering a new phase and the Board has decided to appoint New Managing Director(s) to steer the affairs of both companies,” he added.
Contrary to the news being peddled in public domain, the board assured that the company is in good health and there is no cause for alarm.
Mkparu was a co-founder of both companies and instrumental in building them from scratch to becoming the leading cinema chain, theatrical distributor and production company group in Nigeria.
He started his cinema career with Odeon Cinemas in the United Kingdom, rising to become the first black assistant manager.