Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Her Name in My Mouth | IFFR
The film revisions the Aba Women’s War, the first major anti-colonial uprisings in Nigeria, using embodiment, gesture and the archive. The film is structured around the repurposing of archival films from the British propaganda arm cut against a gestural evocation of the women’s testimonies. (Onyeka Igwe)
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Among The Shadows
Horror, Thriller | English | 92 minutes
CAST & CREW
Kristy Wolfe (Charlotte Beckett) is a Brussels private eye descended from werewolves who must go to work when her uncle Harry Goldtsone is murdered in a politically-motivated attack. Patricia Sherman (Lindsay Lohan), the wife of European Federation President Richard Sherman, hires Wolfe to investigate Goldstone’s killing, as he was her husband's campaign manager. Wolfe finds bodies falling all over city and must use her innate instincts to unravel the case and stay alive long enough unmask the conspiracy.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Shooting professional quality video with a drone is not an easy task, and often requires multiple human operators. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) think they’ve found a way to take humans out of the operation part of the equation altogether. The team teased a system this week that they plan to unveil at a conference later this month in which filmmakers can set certain parameters and then let the drone do all the work.
The group calls the system “real-time motion planning for aerial videography,” and it lets a director define basic parameters of a shot, like how tight or how wide the frame should be, or the position of the subject within that frame. They can also change those settings on the fly and the drone will adjust how it’s filming accordingly. And, of course, the drone can dynamically avoid obstacles. MIT researchers develop a drone system that can do a camera operator’s job - The Verge Click here to read more.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
MultiChoice Africa Blames Netflix for Losing More Than 140,000 Subscribers
MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela blamed an unregulated Netflix for their loss of more than 100,000 subscribers in the last financial year, and an additional 40,000 in this cycle. In a July 12 interview with the Business Day newspaper in South Africa, Mawela called on regulators to clamp down on Netflix and other over-the-top services.
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iQIYI Variety Show "I, Actor" To Cultivate New Generation of Actors
BEIJING, Dec. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) ("iQIYI" or the "Company"), an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, today announced the release of "I, Actor", an innovative variety show that follows the training of 59 promising young actors scouted from agencies across China. The show will link up with iQIYI's other variety shows to serve as a source of outstanding new talent in China's entertainment industry.
Happy New Year 2019!
A cool harmattan breeze is blowing in Lagos on the first day of January of the new year 2019 . The year has started beautifully for me as I walked side by side with one of the most beautiful young women in the world after the awesome cross over praise and worship in fellowship with others at the Shiloh Sanctuary parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), the glorious and victorious church of our Almighty Father JEHOVAH God on earth where we love to make joyful noises with shouts of HALLELUJAH!. We had an anointing and holy communion service with overflowing outpourings of the Holy Spirit. JESUS Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. We clapped and shook hands in jubilation. I hugged our pastor to thank him with congratulations. There were celebrations to thank Almighty God to be alive and well to welcome the new year with fireworks and street parties as we left for our houses.
We have not seen since September last year before I left for my important appointment in the State House in Abuja. I gave her my progress report so far.
We discussed the goals for 2019, especially her graduate studies and professional career with great expectations and prospects. I always like to see the Big Picture of the future. We love our country. We want the best for our people. We prayed for peace, progress, security and unity in Nigeria.
She got to her residence before mine and I wished her the best new things this year. I told her she must be tops before 25 within the next three years.
2019 is an awesome year of awesome things of the manifestations of the infinite glory of our infinite Almighty God who is going to do awesome wonders in our lives with celebrations and thanksgivings.
Happy New Year with Cheers all the way to the top!
Hugs and kisses,
EKENYERENGOZI Michael Chima,
The Knight in Shining Armour, Defender of the faithful children of God.
Friday, December 28, 2018
The new novel, An Orchestra of Minorities is a heart-breaking and mythic story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves, by Man Booker Finalist and author of The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma.
A contemporary twist on the Odyssey, "An Orchestra of Minorities" is narrated by the chi, or spirit of a young poultry farmer named Chinonso. His life is set off course when he sees a woman who is about to jump off a bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, he hurls two of his prized chickens off the bridge. The woman, Ndali, is stopped in her tracks.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Courtesy of AFCI (Association of Film Commissioners International). Film commissions now compete for a global film industry worth $88.3 Billion, while international tourism revenue grows beyond $1 Trillion. Over 1 Billion people travel internationally for pleasure each year. Recent studies indicate up to 1 in every 5 tourists are motivated by the movies or TV programs they’ve seen.
Film tourism – Evolution, progress and prospects - ScienceDirect.
The Untapped Potentials of Film Tourism By International Film Festivals in Nigeria
The awesome opportunities for film tourism in both #Kannywood and #Nollywood have been elaborately exposed in my popular article on
"Nollywood Can Turn Nigerian Tourism Into a Billion Dollar Industry" published over two years ago in the Welcome To Nollywood column on | IndieWire
https://www.indiewire.com/2016/04/nollywood-can-turn-nigerian-tourism-into-a-billion-dollar-industry-2-287791/. But the potentials remain untapped by the major stakeholders in the Nigerian film industry, especially the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC). There are no excuses. They have just failed to explore the opportunities of all the possibilities of film tourism with all the awesome movie locations in Nigeria which I have listed in my article on the best movie locations in the country and cited in the feature on tours of movie sites by the famous Hollywood screenwriter, Emma Forrest for the Wings in-flight magazine of Arik Airlines.
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Merry Christmas and Going On Forward To A Happy New Year 2019!
This is my busiest season since I started working as a professional scriptwriter for Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) at the age of 18 and among the highest paid. I am approved to organise big Nigerian premières of two award winning international documentary films by a popular Canadian filmmaker and American filmmaker whose film co produced by famous Hollywood diva, Sharon Stone is a must do early 2019 with a celebrated female Nobel Peace Prize laureate as the Special Guest Speaker.