Friday, November 30, 2018

Chukwudozie: A Salute to Dexterity and Humility


Chukwudozie: A Salute to Dexterity and Humility

- By Ingram Osigwe


As pregnancy is insuppressible so is a good man; his good works, his kind and large heart. This assertion finds meaning in Chief (Sir) Daniel Chukwudozie's life trajectory. This shrewd industrialist wears no air and exudes non; he is as simple as air itself. He exudes a calm ambience that belies his war chest, yet the more he tries to remain unassuming by avoiding the spotlight, the more his selfless service to humanity and God; his kind and golden heart lay him bare and drag him to the public arena for recognition.

TALK OF THE TOWN: "Children of Blood and Bone" Brings Young Nigerian American Writer Fame and Fortune


This African mystical fantasy novel for young readers, Children of Blood and Bone is currently the talk of the town for becoming an instant bestseller and #1 on the New York Times' Bestsellers List and for the sensational false accusation of plagiarism against famous romance novelist, Nora Roberts by the Harvard educated Nigerian American author, Tomi Adeyemi.
The awesome book, published on March 6, 2018, by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers has attracted more accolades for Adeyemi than the bestselling novels of Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, the most popular Nigerian American writer.


Adeyemi has already secured a seven figure contract for the film adaptations of her trilogy reported as one of the biggest movie deals in film adaptations of books since British author, J. K. Rowling's "Harry Potter".

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND MRC PRESENT THE PREMIERE OF "MORTAL ENGINES"


UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND MRC PRESENT THE PREMIERE OF "MORTAL ENGINES"
Presented in DOLBY ATMOS™ DOLBY VISION™ With Official Production Partner New Zealand Film Commission


REGENCY VILLAGE THEATRE, 961 BROXTON AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90024, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
WHAT:
The premiere of MORTAL ENGINES

WHO:
Mortal Engines cast members Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George; director Christian Rivers; writer-producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh and writer-executive producer Philippa Boyens, producers Zane Weiner, Amanda Walker, Deborah Forte; executive producer Ken Kamins; book author Philip Reeve

WHERE:
Regency Village Theatre

961 Broxton Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90024

WHEN:
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

5:30 P.M.
Press Call Time

6:30 P.M.
Celebrity Arrivals

7:30 P.M.
Screening Begins
MORTAL ENGINES opens in theaters nationwide December 14, 2018

SOURCE Universal Pictures

CONTACT: Television, Tara Martino, 818-777-1414 or Print, Jen Chamberlain, 818-777-3694 or Photographers, Bette Einbinder, 818-777-3226 or Digital, Christina Barkhorn, 818-777-8941



   

UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND DREAMWORKS PICTURES PRESENT THE PREMIERE OF "WELCOME TO MARWEN"


 UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND DREAMWORKS PICTURES PRESENT THE PREMIERE OF "WELCOME TO MARWEN"
ARCLIGHT HOLLYWOOD, 6360 W. SUNSET BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90028, MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018


   

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:
The premiere of WELCOME TO MARWEN

WHO:
Welcome to Marwen cast membersSteve Carell,Leslie Mann,Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever,Janelle Monáe, Gwendoline Christie, Leslie Zemeckis,Neil Jackson; writer-director-producerRobert Zemeckis; producersJack Rapke,Steve Starkey,Cherylanne Martin; executive producersJacqueline Levine, Jeff Malmberg; co-writer Caroline Thompson

WHERE:
Arclight Hollywood

6360 W. Sunset Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

WHEN:
Monday, December 10, 2018

5:30 P.M. Press Call Time

6:30 P.M. Celebrity Arrivals

7:30 P.M. Screening Begins
WELCOME TO MARWEN opens in theaters nationwide December 21, 2018

SOURCE Universal Pictures

CONTACT: Television, Tara Martino, 818-777-1414; Print, Jen Chamberlain, 818-777-3694; Photographers, Bette Einbinder, 818-777-3226; Digital, Christina Barkhorn, 818-777-8941

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Gucci for Class and Style



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Video: The Future of Fashion is Technological


The fashion industry is on the verge of a tech revolution. Clothes of tomorrow could be designed, fitted and sold to us by technology alone.


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From Gucci to Chanel, Topshop to Primark - Clothes industry heavyweights rely on fashion forecasters for next season's new look. But advancements in artificial intelligence are about to turn their art into a science.

Monday, November 26, 2018

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Friday, November 23, 2018

World Première of Andy Serkis’s Netflix Film "Mowgli" in Mumbai on November 25


ANDY SERKIS, CHRISTIAN BALE, FREIDA PINTO VISIT MUMBAI FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF NETFLIX FILM MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE


Human child Mowgli is raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own, but the fearsome tiger Shere Khan doesn't take a liking to him. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.


Rohan Chand and Louis Ashbourne Serkis join their co-stars at the star-studded event
The World Premiere of Netflix’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, will be held in Mumbai on November 25th, 2018 with director and star Andy Serkis joined by Christian Bale, Freida Pinto, Louis Ashbourne Serkis and newcomer Rohan Chand who plays Mowgli in the film.

11th Global Film Festival Inaugurated With Pomp and Show


11th Global Film Festival Inaugurated With Pomp and Show


NOIDA, India, November 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Great Grand opening of the 11th Global Film Festival Noida 2018 was witnessed by hundreds of film makers, film lovers and film students from all over India and abroad at AAFT Marwah Studios, Film City Noida.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Female Narratives in Nollywood Melodramas


Female Narratives in Nollywood Melodramas: Elizabeth Johnson, Donald Culverson
Click here to order for the book.

This book investigates how identities for West African women are created and recreated through the broad interplay of Nollywood film viewing on social and individual levels. Since many Nollywood films are freely accessible online, the role of online communities repurposes Nollywood films. Female Narratives in Nollywood Melodramas addresses if this is a good or bad promoter of critical consciousness, as many of the films depict the stifling of women. The authors examine nine Nollywood melodramas through Black feminist, cultivation, audience reception, and social identity theories. Readers will gain an understanding of how Nollywood is a product and contributor to evolving processes of globalization. Recommended for scholars of film studies, communication, African studies, and women studies.



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Merry Thanksgiving Day!


First and foremost of all, to Almighty God alone be all the glory, honours and powers for His faithfulness, goodness and mercies and loving kindnesses for keeping you an I alive to celebrate another #thanksgivingday with cheers all the way.
Thanks to all those who bought my books on @amazon and other items from us.
Our thanksgivings continue!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Millie Bobby Brown Named UNICEF’s Youngest-Ever Goodwill Ambassador


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


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: Give Something That Means Something


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.

Click here to read more.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

"Sew the Winter to My Skin" Wins Top Awards at AFRIFF 2018 in Nigeria


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.

Sharon Stone & Emmanuel Itier on Canal+ for 'The Invocation'

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).[1] 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


"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 Witch Doctor of the Living Dead": the First Nollywood Zombie Movie


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.

Synopsis:
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

The Foreign Documentary Films on Nollywood Omitted Many Important Facts


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


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

India, Indonesia, Brazil, China and Nigeria Top 2018 Global Digital Traveler League Table


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.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Michelle Obama's New Book is #1 on Amazon Best Sellers Rankings


Michelle Obama's new book Becoming is already number 1 on the 100 top books on Amazon.
The book will be officially released tomorrow, November 13, 2018.

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Stephanie Linus Honoured At Ray Charles Week of Dillard University in America


Stephanie Linus Inspires Young College Students At Dillard University in New Orleans, USA.


When Stephanie Linus decided to be a filmmaker, she wanted to tell stories that would challenge people to see the world around them differently; stories that would cause her viewers to challenge negative stereotypes about them; stories that would address societal problems and encourage a positive change.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Inaugural Infinity Film Festival Celebrated 4 Days of Exciting New Cinema


Inaugural Infinity Film Festival Celebrated Four Days Of Exciting Panels, Screenings And Cutting Edge Technology Exhibitions And Featured Title Sponsor RYOT And Presenting Sponsor Epic Games And Unreal Engine

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Video: My Mama Says School is Not for Girls


My Mama Says School is Not for Girls


Watch Reena's story about how she struggled for her right to be educated despite traditional beliefs from her mother. There are still so many places in the world where people, especially girls and women, immigrants, and people with disabilities aren't allowed to go to school.

Education is so important because it's the one thing that can transcends your social and economic status. It doesn’t matter if you were born poor or rich; getting an education can help you to reach your full potential.

Reena knew this and even though her mother disagreed with her she knew that the only way she was going to really be able to help her family and her community was to get an education. It took a long time but once she was able to convince them, she worked so hard to get to a point where she could come back and give everyone, especially the girls in her village the same opportunity she had. But not just that, she also works closely with UNESCO to make even bigger changes with the legal frameworks that UNESCO has spearheaded.

This is only ONE story amongst many of those that struggled and are still struggling to be able to go to school, to be able to get the education they have every right to have, to be able to rise above their circumstance and have the opportunity to achieve their dreams.

The #RightToEducation Campaign


The #RightToEducation Campaign


Education is a fundamental human right of every woman, man and child. Yet this right is still not a reality for millions and is violated every single day. This is unacceptable!

Monday, November 5, 2018

She is Coming Soon To the Big Screen!


Our goal is to discover our own @lupitanyongo in #Nollywood who will be ready for the international red carpets of @festivaldecannes and @theacademy before she is 25.
We are grooming her for the Big Picture!
She is 22 now and her first photographs will be ready soon.
No bleaching.
No masquerade makeup.
No fake accent.
No drama queen.
No "Ogbanje" problems and
No bipolar disorder.
She will be ready for global stardom.
It is about time for a Nigerian girl to breakthrough for the big screen.

We have been waiting and wishing for a Nollywood actress to give us the golden moment of tinseltown stardom since 1992, but none of them has been able to make it.
The real African magic Cinderella.

One big breakthrough in cinema is the classic Cinderella story we need from Nollywood.
She is coming.

~ EKENYERENGOZI Michael Chima
Publisher/Editor
NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series
247 Nigeria