Friday, October 18, 2019

Joshua Ojo's Epic "Sango" is Spellbinding!

Joshua Ojo is a much-admired Nigerian filmmaker, writer and actor. He is best known for his highly commendable works such as Suzanne Wenger, Berger and Dagrin.

Earlier in the year, Joshua Ojo Wrote and Directed the high budget movie, Efunsetan Aniwura, which tells the story of the second iyalode of Ibadan. It is a story of the strongest and wealthiest Yoruba woman in Yoruba history and is due to hit the cinemas very soon.
Joshua Ojo's works have been characterized by a strong connection to history with an effort to infuse visual and poetic beauty in his stories such as Fuji House of Commotion and Tightrope. He has written, produced and directed a variety of movies, series and TV commercials. His films are known for its detailed attention.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

How Drylab Works Best For Filmmakers' Success

Professional workflow & collaboration tool for Movie- & TV-productions. Find & flip through all your clips as easily as turning a page in a book; truly!

Drylab created the metadata tagged OnSet dailies during the filming of «Catch22» by George Clooney. We love this photo by Phillipe Antonello. Director of photography: Martin Ruhe.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Why Drylab is Becoming Popular Among Filmmakers

Feedback selection from Drylab users.

In their own words, why directors and producers love it:

“I am one of the founders of Drylab. I chose to do it because I needed better tools to make better films and TV series. Today we use Drylab on all our productions. We are currently filming “Wilderness” for HBO, and both the client and the creatives on set are very pleased with the system. Everybody who gets a chance to use Drylab becomes loyal users”.
-  Stein Bruno Kvae, SF
Norway/Paradox, Kongens Nei, 1000 times goodnight, Utøya, Cold Pursuit.
Award: Amanda Award for Best Norwegian Film in Theatrical Release

From Script Supervisor:
“It takes me just seconds to find the references I need for costume, make up or dialogue. I will never go back to paper.”

– Aslaug Konradsdottir, Script Supervisor, The Hurt Locker, Beforeigners, Kontiki.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Alice Wins "American Hero Dog" of the Year Award

Alice Wins "American Hero Dog" of the Year Award

Antonio Reese’s service dog Alice has been named 2019 Service Dog of the Year. PHOTO CREDIT:

Dog That Serves as a Lifeline to Seriously Injured Boy Wins Nation's Top Title of "American Hero Dog" at the 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®

The 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Awards (left to right): Deputy John Forlenza and Dax, American Hero Veterinarian Dr. Terry Morris, American Hero Veterinary Nurse Angel Martin, Dawn Rudolph and Leader Dog Lady, American Humane President & CEO Robin Ganzert, PhD, James Denton, Lydia Crochet and Jeanie, Caroline Zuendel and Sgt. Yeager, Lori Wells and Piglet, Anna Barbosa and Gus, Antonio with Tara Murillo and 2019 American Hero Dog Alice PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Steinberg/Invision for American Humane/AP Images.

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

What Can Netflix and Showmax Offer More than 90 Million Muslims in Nigeria?

Which of the most popular streaming services have TV series, shows and movies for the over 90 million Muslims in Nigeria?

Netflix and Showmax are competing for the millions of cable TV lovers in the most populous country in Africa with a population of over 197millon people and Nigeria has the largest Muslim population in sub-Saharan Africa and the majority are Sunnis. But do they have considerations for them in their programmes?
Netflix and Showmax are competing for the best #Nollywood movies, but I have not seen them competing for the predominantly Muslims #Kannywood movies. They forget that the acquisition of good Muslim TV series, dramas and shows can attract millions of subscribers to them.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Happy World Smile Day 2019

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Happy World Smile Day 2019

World Smile Day is a day when people are encouraged to not only put a smile on the faces of their fellow man, but also to treat them to acts of kindness. This day is celebrated on the first Friday in October and has been officially celebrated since 1999. Today, not only do millions of people participate by putting smiles on the faces of their fellow human beings on this day, but there are also many events held all over the United States and the world to celebrate this day.

The historical roots of this day can be traced to Worcester, Massachusetts in 1963. This is when a commercial artist named Harvey Ball created what would now be known as the smiley face; An image that had instant commercial success and quickly became recognizable all around the world. While Harvey Ball was pleased with the success of the smiley face, he was also concerned that the real meaning behind it was lost on the general public. It was this concern that inspired him to create World Smile Day.

Harvey believed that the smiley face had no political, religious or geographic limitations placed upon it. He felt that people shouldn’t either, at least for one day of the year. So he created this day as a day that people can be kind to each other and make each other smile. In 1999, he started the first ever World Smile Day in Worcester, Massachusetts and from there it has spread throughout the world.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Wale Ojo's Directorial Debut Pulls Crowds in Nollywood

Femi Jacobs holds the audience captive.

See the photos of fast rising #Nollywood stars, Nunnsi Ojong and Susan Festus with Nancy Isime and Femi Jacobs, Wale Ojo, Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima and others at the world première of the captivating romantic comedy, "Don't Get Mad, Get Even" held Sunday evening of September 29, 2019 at the Silverbird Cinemas in the Silverbird Galleria on the Victoria Island of Lagos, Africa's largest megacity.
Other celebrities at the event included, Africa's leading action hero and ambitious filmmaker, JLeo Uche and popular comedian, Funny Bone.