My work "Beautiful Stranger" was infringed on, made into a movie. The said work is currently showing on Iroko TV as a movie SWINGS
Sometimes last month, I received messages from friends and readers of my blog who congratulated me on collaborating with @irokotv on making Beautiful Stranger into a film - ABSOLUTELY FALSE, I didn't get into any collaboration with anyone on Beautiful Stranger
So I took necessary steps to get the movie and confirm what I was told and yes, this is my story made into a movie. - First, all the names of the major characters in Beautiful Stranger are the same as SWINGS - Second, the setting in Beautiful Stranger is the same as SWINGS - Third, the plot/storyline is the same (Beginning to end) - Fourth, EVEN THE DIALOGUES ARE USED ALMOST WORD FOR WORD.
I was dazed beyond words and disappointed so I had my lawyers write to Iroko TV to amongst others, immediately take down the illegal movie from their platforms.
The least I expected was for Iroko TV to comply but they didn't, this movie is STILL on their app, earning them money and they claim they didn't produce the movie.
However, picture 2 (ROK STUDIOS) is the opening montage for the movie there. - As a screenwriter, I know Movie production companies put their montage if they either produced, co-produced or sponsored/partnered with the movie.
____ - There are many movies on their app that don't start with ROK STUDIOS - I have instructed my lawyers to initiate civil and criminal proceedings against @irokotv & its directors, pursuant to the copyright Act, 2004. - I hope this serves as a deterrent to other big players in the industry who feel they can trample on the common man and get away with it. I'll not be silenced. So Help me God.
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