‘Nollywood In Hollywood Kick Starts In Grandstyle

‘Nollywood In Hollywood Kick Starts In Grandstyle

The second edition of the Nollywood In Hollywood event which is expected start today has picked  three great movies Lionheart, King of Boys and Up North  for screening


This online platform learnt that  the showcase will also  features screenings, networking events and parties.

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The event is expected to kicks off with a panel discussion about current trends in ‘Nollywood’, followed by a screening of ‘LIONHEART’, the directorial debut of Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji, who also co-wrote and stars in the film.


The showcase will close with a screening of KING OF BOYS, the sophomore feature by Kemi Adetiba, whose 2016 debut film, ‘The Wedding Party’, made limelight to become the highest grossing Nigerian film of all time.

‘Nollywood In Hollywood’ is the brainchild of Nigerian-American filmmaker, Ose Oyamendan, which initiative is designed to expose ‘Nollywood’ films to the capital of the world’s entertainment industry.

Oyamendan said, “I look at it as a way of giving back to my country and broadening opportunities for Nollywood filmmakers and actors.

“Most people abroad know one side of Nigeria, the not-too-good side, now they get a chance to see another side and watch our stories.

“Thanks to our partners, Nollywood has the biggest audience in the world over the next few days”.

Gwen Deglise, the head of programming at the American Cinematheque said, “The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre is proud to partner with O2A Media and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a second year to present ‘Nollywood in Hollywood’.

“We are thrilled that this event offers both our members and the larger Los Angeles film audience we serve, a window into Nigerian culture and filmmaking.”


 

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