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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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



Nollywood
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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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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Video: 2017 African Innovation Foundation - Call for Applications



African Innovation Foundation - Call for Applications: Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards “Investing In Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems”


The selection process will be led by an expert panel based on their knowledge and experience within the aforementioned IPA five key sectors as well as their influence and contributions to the tech and business industry on the African continent.

A pan-African open call inviting submissions for the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) awards from 10 October 2017 to 10 January 2018 Grand share price of US$ 185 000 to be awarded to top ten African innovators who demonstrate scalable, impactful, market-oriented, and outstanding innovations solving African challenges African women innovators especially encouraged to participate, following a record number of entries in the previous edition The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (www.AfricanInnovation.org) today announced the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (www.InnovationPrizeForAfrica.org) themed “investing in inclusive innovation ecosystems” thereby inviting submissions (http://APO.af/etvQr6) to reward…

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Monday, October 9, 2017

'Blade Runner 2049' Tops Global Box Office Weekend with $81.725 Million



'Blade Runner 2049' Tops Global Box Office Weekend with $81.725 Million


comScore's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, "Warner Bros.' 'Blade Runner 2049' tops the global chart with $81.725 million with a number one debut of $31.5 million in North America combined with $50.2 million generated by 63 international territories. The Chinese comedy 'Never Say Die' was tops in the international marketplace with a whopping $66 million earned this weekend and a massive total to date of $221 million. Notably, 'It' is now the highest grossing horror film internationally and has crossed the $600 million mark worldwide."

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, October 8, are below.

1. Blade Runner 2049 - Sony - $81.7M
2. Never Say Die - Multiple - $66.0M
3. Kingsman: The Golden Circle - 20th Century Fox - $33.6M
4. It - Warner Bros. - $29.5M
5. Chasing The Dragon - Multiple - $17.6M
6. Foreigner, The - Multiple - $17.0M
7. Fortress, The - CJ Entertainment - $14.4M
8. Mountain Between Us, The - 20th Century Fox - $13.7M
9. Lego Ninjago Movie, The - Warner Bros. - $13.7M
10. My Little Pony: The Movie - Lionsgate - $12.6M
11. City Of Rock - Multiple Chinese Distributors - $11.9M
12. American Made - Universal - $9.9M

Click here for the complete report on comScore's Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of October 8, 2017.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Orlando Martins in "Sapphire" 1959 Crime Thriller



Orlando Martins in "Sapphire" 1959 Crime Thriller


"Sapphire" is a 1959 British crime drama. It focuses on racism in London toward immigrants from the West Indies and explores the "underlying insecurities and fears of ordinary people" that exist towards another race.


The film was directed by Basil Dearden and stars Nigel Patrick, Earl Cameron and Yvonne Mitchell. It received the BAFTA Award for Best Film and screenwriter Janet Green won a 1960 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Foreign Film Screenplay. It was considered a progressive movie for its time.

The body of a pregnant young woman is found stabbed on Hampstead Heath. Although she appears to be white, when her brother (Earl Cameron) arrives at the police station to give evidence, the investigating police officers see that he is black. He confirms that he and Sapphire were both the children of a white father and a black mother, but Sapphire has recently been passing for white.
Sapphire's white boyfriend, a student, immediately becomes the chief suspect, but, as the investigation proceeds, other aspects of Sapphire's life in London bring to light other possible suspects.

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"Hamilton" Wins People's Choice Award for Costume at 2017 Metropolitan Fashion Awards



"Beauty and the Beast," "The Last Tycoon," "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" and "Luzia by Cirque De Soleil" Among Costume Winners for the Metropolitan Fashion Awards
Stephane Rolland, Maria Menounos and States of Undress Among Fashion Winners


"Hamilton" Wins People's Choice Award for Costume



HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- http://metropolitanfashionweek.net/2017-awardnominations/Metropolitan Fashion Week (MetroFW) tonight announced winners of its METROPOLITAN FASHION AWARDS honoring outstanding achievements in fashion and costume design in motion pictures, television, and live performance during the 5th Annual Metropolitan Fashion Week's Closing Gala & Fashion Awards at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. The event, hosted by Metropolitan Fashion Week producer EDUARDO KHAWAM, was attended by over 1200 industry VIP's, celebrities, costume and fashion designers.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Youngest Professional Photographer and Filmmaker in Nigeria



The Youngest Professional Photographer and Filmmaker in Nigeria


Nigeria"s youngest professional photographer and filmmaker, 17-year-old Gabriel Okpuno at work during The Heinrich Böll Foundation's Workshop on "Co-Creating An Inclusive Lagos" from July 4-5, 2017 at the CVL (Centre For Values in Leadership)
CVL Building, 6, Balarabe Musa Crescent, opposite 1004 Flats
Off Samuel Manuwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

He uses one of the best Canon digital cameras and knows how to use DaVinci Resolve.


© 2017. EKENYERENGOI MICHAEL CHIMA. INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL POST NETWORK LIMITED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. NO COPYING, DUPLICATION OR REPRODUCTION IN ANY FORMAT OF MEDIA WITHOUT THE AUTHORIZATION AND PERMISSION OF THE PUBLISHERS.

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FOCUS On Nollywood, the First Biggest Showcase of Nigerian Film Industry in the UK


FOCUS On Nollywood, the First Biggest Showcase of Nigerian Film Industry in the UK

The first annual Focus On Nollywood (FON) at the FOCUS 2017, from December 5-6, in London, will be the first biggest showcase of Nigerian movies in Europe.
This is the first time that Nigeria is taking part in the annual FOCUS for International Production in the UK.

FOCUS On Nollywood will advertise and market Nigerian TV/Film productions, launch the first Nigerian movie merchandise into the global movie merchandising industry that made more than 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.


About FOCUS 2017

FOCUS is the only European audiovisual event to offer content aimed at all the creative screen industries and it is the only UK event to bring in film commissions, locations providers and production service companies from over 50 countries.

http://www.tlgfocus.com/programme/

FOCUS 2017 will take place at London’s Business Design Centre, December 5th and 6th. Industry professionals who pre-register gain free access to the whole FOCUS programme.

At FOCUS 2017 two days of free-to-attend programme sessions will feature industry leaders sharing their expertise, inspiration and insight through panels, workshops and presentations. Informative and thought-provoking sessions will cover film, TV, advertising, animation and interactive entertainment.

Watch the video of FOCUS 2016 on https://nigeriansreportng.blogspot.com.ng/2017/08/focus-2017-for-international-film.html

FOCUS is an exciting event in the global industry calendar. It’s designed to help you get your productions made and grow your business.

Andrew Dosunmu: "Where is Kyra?"


In Brooklyn, New York, Kyra (Michelle Pfeiffer) loses her job and struggles to survive on her ailing mother's income. As the weeks and months go on, her problems worsen. This leads her on a risky and enigmatic path that threatens her life.


Andrew Dosunmu’s Where is Kyra?: 2017 Sundance Film Festival Post Screening Q&A - January 23rd, 2017.


Producers: Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa and Rhea Scott.

Executive Producers: Andrew Dosunmu, Robert Halmi Jr., Jim Reeve and Darci Picoult.

Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer and Kiefer Sutherland. IONCINEMA.com.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Who is the Best Nollywood Actor of the Last Decade?

Pete Edochie, MON.

Who is the best Nollywood actor of the last decade, from 2007 - 2017?
I have selected those I call the "Magnificent 12 Actors in Nollywood" so far.

Olu Jacobs.

Jide Kosoko.

Richard Mofe-Damijo.

Chiwetalu Agu.

Taiwo Hassan, aka "Ogogo".

Yinka Quadri.

Mkem Owoh.

Ramsey Nouah.

OC Ukeje.

Desmond Elliot.

Saidi Balogun.

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LAGOS in MOTION: A Photo Album of Africa's Largest Megacity


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