Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Michelle Bello's "Flower Girl" Should Have Made More than US$1M in Movie Merchandising Sales

Michelle Bello's 2013 exciting Nigerian romantic comedy, Flower Girl should have made more than US$1million from movie merchandising sales of "Flower Girl" autographed T-shirts, scarves, travel bags, shopping bags, mugs, theme hub, etc.

The multiple award wining movie is listed among the highest grossing Nollywood movies. It attracted thousands of moviegoers to the cinemas, because of the popularity of the cast of celebrated stars of the award-winning soap opera, Tinsel, the beautiful Damilola Adegbite and Ghanaian Nollywood lover boy, Chris Attoh with Blossom Chukwujekwu, Eku Edewor, Bikiya Graham-Douglas, Patrick Doyle and others. Music by Joe Hogue and cinematography by James M. Costello.


Discover the multimillion dollar film merchandise industry that made US$251.7 billion in 2015.
The Transformers franchise made US$2.6 billion from the box office and made an astonishing US$7 billion from merchandising sales! That is why the Chinese Film Industry is now targeting merchandising as a new revenue stream to maximize the explosive growth of China's box office, currently the envy of the global film industry.


Nollywood merchandising sales will be worth more than US$1 billion from the souvenirs, film tourism promos of the tourist attractions of film locations in Nollywood like Tunde Kelani's ARUGBA based on the annual Osun Osogbo festival on the location of the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Discover more at the first annual Focus On Nollywood (FON) @ FOCUS 2017, December 5-6, London, UK

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Beauty Queens of Nollywood and Kannywood

Queen of Nollywood, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® presents the 34 beauty queens of Nollywood and Kannywood in the awesome second edition coming out on June 30, 2014.
A must have Limited Deluxe Edition in paperback, hardcover and Amazon Kindle.
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 Nollywood diva, Genevieve Nnaji.
 Kannywood diva, Maryam Booth.
Nollywood diva, Caroline Ekanem.

Who made the exclusive list of the 34 Beauty Queens of Nollywood and Kannywood?

You can guess some of the most popular names in Nollywood, but you cannot guess all the names of the others and especially the beauty queens of Kannywood.

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® Second Edition is celebrating the sweethearts of Nigerian movies from the south to the north as never done before by any publication.

See them all now published and released for the first time in the world.

In over 150 beautiful and wonderful pages that will take Nollywood and Kannywood to the hearts and souls of millions of people in Nigeria and the rest of the world who love Nigerian movies and millions of fans of the divas of the silver screen on TV, cinema and on the internet, NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® Second Edition is a collector's item to treasure.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Nollywood: The Making of a Film Empire

The Making of a Film Empire

How did Nigeria create the second largest movie industry in the world?

[Emily Witt is] one of America's foremost prose stylists under the age of forty." —Christian Lorentzen, New York Magazine

#Nollywood began in Nigeria in the 1990s and has grown into one of the most recognized cultural industries of the world, producing more movies every year than Hollywood and almost as many as Bollywood. Emily Witt travels to Nigeria to offer a vivid, rollicking tour of Nollywood today, from the back alleys of the marketplaces of Lagos to the glamour of a red-carpet premiere, from startups trying to digitize what has been largely an economy based on piracy to the shooting of a historic epic in the northern city of Jos.

Amid electricity cuts, fuel scarcity, and countless other obstacles, Nigerians are pursuing the very real possibility that Nollywood dramas could become a global brand, as recognizable as the Bollywood musical, the Hong Kong kung fu flick, or the Hollywood blockbuster.
Early praise for Nollywood:
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About the author

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Emily Witt is a writer in New York City. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, n+1, the London Review of Books, and many other places. She has degrees from Brown University, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and Cambridge University, and was a Fulbright scholar in Mozambique. Her first book, Future Sex, was published in 2016 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

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Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber celebrate NYFW with DuJour at Mr. Purple

DuJour Magazine and Jason Binn Celebrate Fashion Week with Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for DuJour Media)

Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber celebrate NYFW with DuJour at Mr. Purple

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DuJour welcomed modeling legend Cindy Crawford and husband, Gerber Group founder, Rande Gerber to its New York Fashion Week bash at Manhattan's Mr. Purple rooftop bar on Monday night. Celebrity guests included Carole Radziwill of Real Housewives of New York and KISS musician Gene Simmons. Crawford and Gerber caught up with DuJour's Jason Binn to discuss business, beauty, and how to stay authentic.

"I think it's all about authenticity," Crawford says. "Nowadays, with social media, people are even more cued into what goes on. If you're going to be associated with a brand, you have to make it authentic."

"It's a lifestyle, and it's about the authenticity of what that is," Gerber adds. "Obviously we're happy that everyone loves [Casamigos] as much as we do, but that was not the purpose of making it. We made it to drink and for our friends to drink. And that was it," he says of the company he cofounded with George Clooney, and which reportedly sold to Diageo for $1 billion.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Get a first look inside DuJour — and see the evolution of its Publisher Jason Binn—who since starting Ocean Drive 25 years ago now brings luxury and celebrity content to life. With a national and regional reach celebrating fashion, art, design, and entertainment, DuJour invites you to exclusively view DuJour's story, as told by Kevin Costner.

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Jada Pinkett Smith and Her Son Jaden Smith Attend the Umami Burger x Jaden Smith Artist Series Launch Event

Jaden Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the Umami Burger x Jaden Smith Artist Series Launch Event at The Grove on October 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Umami Burger x IMPOSSIBLE x Jaden Smith Launch Party
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Nollywood is the Best Global Brand of Nigeria

Nollywood is the Best Global Brand of Nigeria

Nollywood is made in Nigeria, but the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series is printed in the United States of America. The phenomenal Nigerian video film industry has attracted millions of Africans in Africa and other Africans in the Diaspora. Nollywood has attracted American film scholars and students who are studying Nollywood from Harvard to Yale and other universities. And has made the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series a must have in private and public libraries.

The NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series is written by
Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, one of the most recognized leading experts on Nollywood and published by the International Digital Post Network Limited that is about to launch the first annual Focus On Nollywood (FON) at the FOCUS 2017 from December 5-6, at the Business Design Centre in London, UK.

So much has been written and published on Nollywood, our Nollywood, the phenomenal Nigerian film industry producing thousands of home videos telling stories of Nigerians from the past to the present and has caught the attention of the rest of the world to say Wow! African magic? Did you know that Ivorian rebels in the bush stopped fighting when a shipment of Nollywood Dvds arrived from Lagos? Did you know that Zambian mothers said that their children now talk with accents copied from Nollywood movies? Did you know that when the President of Sierra Leone asked Genevieve Nnaji to join him on the campaign trail he attracted record crowds at rallies, because of her? Yes, Nollywood is our African magic that has hooked the world. The maiden edition of Nollywood Mirror® is a celebration of the best of Nollywood.


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The second edition of NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® is twice as nice as the first edition both in content and context and definitely a collector’s item.

The first edition was a celebration of the emergence of Nollywood as a phenomenal film industry in Africa and celebrated the icons of Nollywood from the best awards events - Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) and Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) to the sexiest actresses, best directors and how Nollywood can break into the highly competitive global film market.

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® has become the most widely circulated current publication on Nollywood in three different versions; paperback, hardcover and Amazon Kindle and distributed by the biggest booksellers in the world, including Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Lulu, Tower Books and others.

We thank God for making it an instant success!
The second edition is awesome!

On the cover is the montage of the most expected new movies by the most ambitious Nigerian filmmakers showing the impressive developments in the Nigerian film industry in 2014.

This edition is loaded with beautiful and wonderful feature stories celebrating Lancelot Imasuen’s “Invasion 1897”, the Nigeria Centenary epic on the invasion of the Benin Kingdom by the British Empire in 1897 with the capture and exile of the King of Benin, Omo n’Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi; the Beauty Queens of Nollywood never seen before in a single publication; President Goodluck Jonathan’s unprecedented support for Nollywood; Special Effects in Nollywood movies by Geoffrey Gania, the 2013 AMAA prize winner for Best Achievement in Visual Effects; Orlando Martins, the first Nigerian Hollywood star with the great American President, the late Ronald Reagan; “Palaver”, the first feature film made in Nigeria in 1926, but yet to be seen in the country; the Evolution of Digital Film-Making in Nollywood; How To Break into Nollywood Without Stress; Dame Taiwo Ajai-Lycett: Portrait of the Quintessential Nigerian Actress and so much more that makes it a must have edition of NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®. Enjoy!

Screenvision Media And KAOS Connect Team Up With SPEAKproductions To Bring New Musical Film, HELLO AGAIN To Cinemas Nationwide

Screenvision Media And KAOS Connect Team Up With SPEAKproductions To Bring New Musical Film, HELLO AGAIN To Cinemas Nationwide
The Highly Anticipated Film Adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa's Musical Will Run in Theaters Starting November 8

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Screenvision Media, a national leader in cinema advertising, in association with KAOS Connect and SPEAKproductions, announced today that it will bring HELLO AGAIN, the highly anticipated film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa's Off-Broadway musical, to movie theaters across the country for a limited engagement starting November 8. Theater information and tickets are available at www.helloagainmovietix.com.

The musical feature film, HELLO AGAIN chases 10 fleeting love affairs across 10 periods in New York City history. The pursued becomes pursuer as they spin through daisy-chained vignettes that come together in one soulful circle. Originally produced by Lincoln Center Theatre in 1994, and inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's controversial 1896 play "La Ronde," HELLO AGAIN was nominated for eight Drama Desks.

U.S. Polo Assn. Brand Announces Polo Athletes as Ambassadors

U.S. Polo Assn. Brand Announces Polo Athletes as Ambassadors
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WEST BEACH, Fla., Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Polo Assn. announces polo players Ashley Busch and Juan Bollini as global brand ambassadors. The sport-inspired U.S. Polo Assn. brand has a $1.5 billion global retail footprint and will highlight the ambassadors...continue reading