Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Millie Bobby Brown Named UNICEF’s Youngest-Ever Goodwill Ambassador
"Stranger Things" star appointed on World Children’s Day, when children around the world unite for their rights and ‘take-over’ key roles in government, entertainment and business.
More People Are Going Abroad But They Are Spending Less Money on Their Travels, Reveals Ongoing Worldwide Study of Travel Shopping Behavior
Trend underlines a significant worldwide spending downturn that could have serious implications for the travel retail industry, says Horizon Consumer Science.
Giving Tuesday: Red Cross Asks Public to 'Give Something That Means Something'
During this holiday season, bring comfort and hope to people in need
Beginning on Giving Tuesday—November 27—Please #GiveWithMeaning at redcross.org/gift to help the Red Cross support people in need.American Red Cross. (PRNewsfoto/American Red Cross)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In a year when disasters upended the lives of thousands of people across the country, the American Red Cross is asking everyone to support its 2018 Holiday Giving Campaign and Give Something That Means Something to bring comfort and hope to those who need it most.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
South African film, Sew the Winter to My Skin Wins Top Awards at AFRIFF 2018 in Nigeria
Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's action thriller, "Sew the Winter to My Skin" was among the top winners of the Globe Awards at the closing ceremony of the 8th annual Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) held on 18th of November at the Twin Waters in Lekki, Lagos.
It won the prizes for the Best Director for Jahmil X.T. Qubeka and Best Male Performance for Ezra Mabengeza.
Emmanuel Itier (born 17 April 1967 in Talence, France) is a Producer/Actor/Director/Writer. Occupation Producer/Actor/Director/Writer Years active 1996–2003, 2010 (Producer) 2002, 2007 (Actor) 2000, 2002, 2010 (Dir.) 2002, 2010 (Writer) Spouse(s) Roxanna Bina (2002–present) 1 child Personal life Career: He directed: Tell me no Lies (2000), Scarecrow (2002), The Invocation (featuring Deepak Chopra, Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama) and Bermuda Femme (2013). He also produced: Wildflower (1999) and Scarecrow Slayer (2003). Itier acted as a co-producer and financing consultant: Johnny Mnemonic, Another 9½ Weeks, Shattered Image (1998), The Dentist (1996), and Progeny (1999). Itier has also been a successful music and film journalist for both rock magazines, French TV networks and the internet for over twenty years. Finally Itier has been a buyer for various French Film distribution companies for the last fifteen years. He sits on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Film Festival and writes poetry. He is also very involved with charities and the political world through his involvement with the Free Masons.
Monday, November 19, 2018
"NEXT LEVEL NOLLYWOOD" Project
Since I was invited by the Office of the President for an important appointment in September, I have been busy on what I call "NEXT LEVEL NOLLYWOOD" Project to make #Nollywood a global brand and increasing the academic studies on Nollywood worldwide through the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series I have been publishing since 2013. The first book series on the Nigerian film industry; documenting the history of filmmaking in Nigeria from the first feature, "Palaver" made in 1926 by the Academy Award winning director, Geoffrey Barkas to the emergence of the guerrilla filmmakers of the phenomenon of Nollywood, the first indie film industry in Africa; with photographs never published before in any book.
Presently, the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series is a reference book for film studies in different universities in the world. And this month two new universities in Europe and the West Indies have been added.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
The first Nollywood zombie movie was “The Witch Doctor of the Living Dead" made in 1986 by Prince Charles Abi Enonchong, starring popular Nigerian actors Larry Williams and Joe Layode, popular as Teacher Garuba in the rested drama series, 'Village Headmaster".
Enonchong is a Cameroon filmmaker who should now be part of Collywood of the Cameroon Film Industry.
Charles created the Enonchong O-Reilly Productions in the United States and produced his first film titled, "The Nigerian Biafra War", in 1986.
An evil witch doctor terrorizes an innocent village. He has the ability to change into a goat, and calls up an army of zombies to destroy anyone who stands in his way. The good priest and his allies must try to stop him.
The movie is included in The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2: 2000–2010 by Peter Dendle.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
There should be documentary series on #Nollywood that will tell the comprehensive development of how the introduction of Video Home System (VHS) in Nigeria started the Direct-to-video home videos of Nigerian dramas and comedies by the Yoruba dramatists and Hausa dramatists in the early 1980s during the VHS/Betamax era with the VCRs.
The first Nigerian movie to be sold on home video was "Orun Mooru" in 1982, directed by Dr. Ola Balogun and produced by Moses Olaiya, popularly known as "Baba Sala", the famous Nigerian comedian who passed away on October 7, 2018. Pirates sold the home video before the film was released.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Stephanie Linus Becomes The Ambassador For Nollycasting - The Number 1 Casting Site In Africa For Film/TV, Music Video, Commercials, Comedy & More!
Star actress, producer and director Stephanie Linus has been named the ambassador for Nollycasting - the number 1 casting site in Africa for Film/TV, Music Videos, Commercials, Comedy and more! This much needed online platform was created to connect both new and seasoned talents with the right people seeking to hire them. According to an official statement from the creators of Nollycasting, the website is currently accepting registrations from individuals with interest in acting, music videos, commercials, voice overs, modeling, comedy and much more. This is a sure way to put your skills and profile in front of several casting directors and producers who may be interested in hiring you.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The 2018 Global Digital Traveler League Table
The report also includes the 2018 Digital Traveler League Table, with India crowned champions for the second year in a row as the country with the most digitally-advanced travelers. The standings are based on a combination of the main indicators of using technology to enhance the travel experience. For example, India's top position is maintained due to 69% of the country's travelers using voice search, over 60% wanting digital room keys and 88% saying they are influenced to travel by friends on social media.