Chinaka Iwunze's purpose driven calling led her life pathway on a soul creative storytelling journey from page seeded conceptualization into moving picture motion - the world of creators, writers and storytellers. Her ongoing challenge is to be heard and never let trudges deter her from her universe defined destiny in the world of ongoing storytelling innovation.
Chinaka Iwunze , screenwriter of ‘Looking For Love’ : a recent film that premiered in South African cinemas nationwide on August 31, 2018, featuring a renowned cast including Lilian Dube ,Celeste Ntuli, and Trevor Gumbi
MFA film graduate: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism: University of Westminster, London
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Her work is encapsulated on several established and growing platforms including:
She is actively involved in creative writing teams for internationally distributed shows such as a miniseries for Ebony Life Channel, acquired by Sony Television Pictures (pre-production) , as well as Bedford Wives, an SABC TV series currently available on Amazon.
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- 2014 : Jack Nicholson award for Screenwriting
- 2015: Ron Baham Memorial Fellowship in Comedy
- 2016 : DISCOP pitching competition for the TV category.
Chinaka also teaches TV Writing at AFDA Johannesburg, one of the
top film and television schools in Africa.
Meet #CreatePreneurAfrica, Chinaka Iwunze on her visual journey from page to screen
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