Friday, June 22, 2018
Zenith International Film Festival
Celebrity Lounges & Gift Suites
A gift suite is a location where companies give products to celebrities in exchange for the celebrity taking a photo with the product or on a red carpet while standing in front of a press wall displaying company logos.
All Brands can sponsor special gifts to be given to celebrities in the gifting suites.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The Media and Entertainment Market is Currently Pegged at ~USD 1.6 Trillion, and is Expected to Touch USD 2.3 Trillion by 2022
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BENGALURU, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
- The Media & Entertainment (M&E) space is divided into eight major segments -Broadcasting, Entertainment, Publishing, Information Services, Gaming, Marketing & Advertising, New Media, and Education
- The overall market is expected to witness a growth of 6.5% to 7.5% through 2022
- Broadcasting is the largest M&E market segment, and stands at USD 420 to 440 billion, accounting for more than one-fourth of the overall market
- New Media is expected to grow at 16.5% to 17.5% for the next 5 years and touch USD 450 to 470 billion and account for one-fifth of the market by 2022
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Zenith International Film Festival's Tour Guide for Movie Locations in Nigeria.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Scouting for filming locations is one of the most important aspects of pre-production in film making and commercial photography. And it is the responsibility of the location scout and location manager.
We have seen many awesome locations in countless movies in America, Europe, Asia and Australia. And these locations have been used to promote the tourist attractions of these countries and have attracted millions of tourists and making millions of dollars for them in international tourism. But we have not seen many exotic locations for movies in Africa, except the over played pictures of the African Safari. And the scenery of the safari has become the best postcard of Africa and giving the erroneous impression that the jungle is the best picture of Africa. But Africa has many exotic locations that are more captivating than the wild life. And you can find many of such exotic locations for movies in Nigeria.
The following is a selection of the most exotic filming locations in Nigeria, but ignored by both the Nigerian and foreign filmmakers. Imagine the kind of movies that can be made at these awesome locations.
Azumini Blue River Rose
Azurnini Blue River is located in Abia State towards its boundary with Akwa lbom State. The River has become a resort for tourists because of the pleasantness it offers. The attractive features of the River include its crystal-clear blue water; canoe rides; sandy beaches with such relaxation facilities as chairs and tables. At the beach also, BBQ grill are delicacies provided for picnickers.
Monday, June 18, 2018
The Current Facts
- The number of pay TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will increase by 74 per cent between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million.
- The Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts report estimates that subscriber growth will outstrip revenue progress. Pay TV revenues will climb by 41 per cent to $6.64 billion by 2023, up by $2 billion in 2017.
- Nigeria will have the most pay TV subscribers by 2023 – having overtaken South Africa in 2021. The top eight countries will supply three-quarters of the total in 2023.
- Multichoice had 12.48 million subs across satellite TV platform DStv and DTT platform GOtv by end-2017.
Growth in Africa Opens Doors in Pay TV and VOD
Projected growth of the African entertainment industry is a near-constant topic in the trades. International players are investing in cinema construction, nations continent-wide are transitioning from analog to digital television broadcast, and new regional Pay TV networks and VOD services are gaining strong subscriber numbers. But how does one sell to this burgeoning market and what avenues of distribution are most profitable for independent films?
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Zenith International Film Festival: Guided Tours of Locations of Popular Nollywood Movies
There are many exotic and romantic movie locations in Nigeria that millions have seen in the Nollywood movies and Kannywood movies. And many of them in Nigeria and other countries will like to visit these movie locations for film tourism.
Zenith International Film Festival (ZIFF) will soon start guided tours of these locations in Nigeria. They include the top five locations I selected for the famous Emma Forest whose directorial debut, "Untogether" premièred at 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
See the locations published in the Wings in-flight magazine of Arik Airlines on Sets And The City
Friday, June 15, 2018
ZENITH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL® (ZIFF)
The inaugural Zenith International Film Festival® (ZIFF) is coming up soon on the Victoria Island of Lagos, Africa's largest megacity and the entertainment capital of the African continent.
The annual global film festival will attract celebrities of the entertainment industry, middle class and upper class elites of the Nigerian society and thousands of others who will come to the red carpet events for the best of #Nollywood, #Kannywood, #Joziwood, #Bollywood, #Hollywood and other film industries.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Zenith International Film Festival
Mobile Video Competition on "This Is My Lagos!" for All Users of Mobile Phones and Tablets.
LAGOS in MOTION: A Photo Album of Africa's Largest Megacity distributed by Amazon and Barnes & Noble® is a colourful travelogue on Lagos, called Ìlú Èkó in Yorùbá
The photo book from a new tourist documentary film, "LAGOS in MOTION: Sights and Sounds of Africa's Largest Megacity"
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima's book The Prophet Lied is now one of the most highly priced books of modern poetry in the world with the price of US$354.92, excluding the cost for shipping in Mexico. That is more than N127, 000 in Nigerian currency.
The title of the book is from the poem on false prophets or fake pastors and other questionable men claiming to be anointed ministers of Christianity and other monotheistic religions, but they are like the lying prophets described in the book of Ezekiel, Chapter 13 of the Holy Bible.
1 The Lord said:
2 Ezekiel, son of man, condemn the prophets of Israel who say they speak in my name, but who preach messages that come from their own imagination. Tell them it’s time to hear my message.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
90% of Nollywood Movies Bomb at the Box Office
When you look at the List of highest-grossing Nigerian films - Wikipedia, you will clearly see that majority of Nollywood movies flopped in the cinemas in Nigeria; including the movies that the directors and producers lied that they were hit movies.
How can a movie be a hit when it failed to make ordinary N5million that is less than US$20, 000!
How much was the budget?
Or did you not pay the cast and crew?
Why I Stopped the Design and Printing the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series in Nigeria
I have been in the printing and publishing industry since the publication of my first book, "Children of Heaven" by Krystal Publications Limited in 1987 when I was working as the Art/Features Editor of the Kiddies World magazine of Hon. Babatunde Stanley Ereola in Lagos, Nigeria.
I know where to find the best graphic artists, designers and printers in Lagos city and I grew up in Shomolu, where the majority of printers are located in Nigeria. So, naturally, when I wanted to start the production and publication of my NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series I chose to do so in Shomolu in 2013.