The Event – Nollywood in Hollywood – a celebration of Nigerian Cinema
What – Three films from Nigeria will be screened over a weekend in Hollywood. It would
include an interactive session with the filmmakers and a networking event. Films will be screened at the
historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and the Norris Theater on the campus of the University of
Southern California, Los Angeles.
Where – Los Angeles
When – March 23 – 24, 2018
The Films 93 DAYS (director – STEVE GUKAS)
THE BRIDGE (director – KUNLE AFOLAYAN)
ISOKEN (director – JADE OSIBERU)
Partners – The American Cinematheque; Cinema-TV Faculty, The University of Southern
California & O2A Media Inc., Los Angeles.
Audience – Hollywood Film Industry; Business, Political and Civic leaders in Southern California,
the African Diplomatic Corp in Los Angeles, Nigerian Diaspora, African Diaspora, Film Lovers,
Tourists and more.
WHY NOLLYWOOD IN HOLLYWOOD
The Nigerian Film Industry has taken great strides. But, its attempts at attracting international attention from film festivals and roadshows have achieved minimal results. For the first time, NOLLYWOOD will have the undivided attention of Hollywood and the international entertainment media. With two of the leading institutions in Hollywood presenting the event, it’s time for Nollywood to present its voices,
vision, and attract cooperation and partnerships. The event kicks off with a red carpet opening night at The historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, the first time a Nollywood film will play in a major cinema in Hollywood. A postscreening Nigerian-themed party follows in the courtyard of The Egyptian.
WHO WILL BE THERE
• HOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS, AGENTS, MANAGERS, CASTING AGENTS AND DISTRIBUTORS
• INTERNATIONAL MEDIA, ESPECIALLY THOSE FOCUSSED ON NIGERIA AND AFRICA.
• NIGERIANS AND AFRICANS IN THE DIASPORA
• POLITICAL, CIVIC AND ECONOMIC LEADERS
• THE AFRICAN DIPLOMATIC CORP IN LOS ANGELES
• HOLLYWOOD FILMMAKERS, ACTORS AND ACTRESSES
• FILM LOVERS AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOREIGN TOURISTS
KEY MEDIA EVENTS
• OPENING NIGHT FILM ON HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD
• LIVECAST OF EVERY EVENT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SCREENINGS
• SHORT DOCUMENTARY ON EVENT
• SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEOS