Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Former NFC MD Afolabi Adesanya graduates from a UK University

Top left to right: Davi
d Richardson, Chris Mul, Carl Schoenfeld, Elliot Grove, Sade Adeniran, Helier Bissel Thomas
Middle: Felicity Kelly, Adrian Bain, Martyna Szmytkowska
Bottom: Afolabi Adesanya, Christos Kardana, Lou Reynolds, Chris Hembury

We're thrilled for the success of our first graduates - and our historic first graduating class of 2014!  A perfect day to celebrate at Staffordshire University with students and the London M.A. team last Friday.

We'd like to thank these maverick filmmakers - our first cohort - and Staffordshire University for this first graduation milestone with Raindance, and look forward to following your careers! This is a programme for thought leaders to explore your filmmaker voice, explore the future of the industry and pave the way for us all. 

Filmmaker Afolabi Adesanya

with Elliot

iREP+Freedom Park present "Soyinka & Cinema"

Prof.Wole Soyinka

It was a great adventure watching the biography of an Icon , a man of great vision  during the iREP & Freedom park celebration of  The Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka's 80th birthday.Wishing him many happy birthdays ahead.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Happy Birthday to Film Maker Mahmood and Star Actress Kate



Happy Birthday to two  Nollywood Greats  .(July 19)Filmmaker Mahmood Ali-Balogun and Star Actress Kate Henshaw.

T.B. Joshua Foresaw Malaysian Airlines MH17 Plane Crash

T.B. Joshua 

T.B. Joshua has just released video showing him foreseeing the controversial Malaysian Airlines MH17 disaster precisely five months earlier.

The footage from February 16, 2014 shows him speaking to his large congregation at The Synagogue, Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria telling them to pray for Russia and it’s leader, Vladimir Putin, that ‘he should take note of his airspace.’  He described what seemed to be a spiritual attack ‘in the form of an aircraft crash’ designed to ‘rubbish the wonderful country.’

He said, “I was telling you about Russia that you should pray for the young man, a very charismatic leader, that he should take note of his airspace.  Because when I was saying I want to see where this attack is coming from - airspace.  It could be in form of aircraft crash or whatever.  It could be from a place to that place or that place to that place but it will be connected to --- just to rubbish the wonderful country.  But now they should take care of their airspace.  We too we are on our knees praying for the nation, that is, Russia.”

“I was made to see the airspace; they should take care of the airspace.  I am seeing an attack but we will continue to pray.”

Just over a month earlier on December 29, 2013, T.B. Joshua had prophesied about the nation of Russia saying he was ‘seeing war coming against them.’

Louis Zamperini Dies; War Hero Served as Inspiration for Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’

Dave McNary
Film Reporter

Louis Zamperini, a World War II hero whose life is the subject of the upcoming film “Unbroken,” died from pneumonia in Los Angeles on July 2. He was 97.

Universal Pictures released statements early Thursday from the Zamperini family and Angelina Jolie, who directed the upcoming film. The movie is based on “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand.

Zamperini competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a distance runner and went on to fight in WWII as a U.S. Army Air Force bombardier; he became a prisoner of war after he survived a crash in shark-infested waters in the Pacific.

“Having overcome insurmountable odds at every turn in his life, Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis Zamperini has never broken down from a challenge,” the family said in a statement. “He recently faced the greatest challenge of his life with a life-threatening case of pneumonia. After a 40-day long battle for his life, he peacefully passed away in the presence of his entire family, leaving behind a legacy that has touched so many lives. His indomitable courage and fighting spirit were never more apparent than in these last days.”

Universal Pictures said in its statement:  “We are so profoundly sad at this moment and all of our thoughts and prayers are with the Zamperini family. Louis was truly one of a kind. He lived the most remarkable life, not because of the many unbelievable incidents that marked his near century’s worth of years, but because of the spirit with which he faced every one of them.”

Universal is releasing “Unbroken” on Christmas Day.

Jolie said in her statement:  “It is a loss impossible to describe. We are all so grateful for how enriched our lives are for having known him. We will miss him terribly.”

Universal Acquires Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's 'By the Sea'

Justin Kroll Film Reporter

'By the Sea' is the duo's first project together since 2005's 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'

Universal Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie’s next film project, “By The Sea,” which will be written and directed by Jolie and star herself and Brad Pitt.

It marks the first time the duo has appeared onscreen together since 2005s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”

Jolie and Pitt will also produce the project, which is said to focus on a couple’s relationship.

“I am very happy to continue my relationship with Donna and the entire Universal team as I finish “Unbroken” and begin work on “By The Sea,” Jolie said. “They have created a very special place for storytellers, and I look forward to the continued passion and support they have provided to me as a filmmaker.”

Jolie is currently in post-production on “Unbroken,” an epic drama directed and produced by Jolie based on the true story of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini and adapted from author Laura Hillenbrand’s bestseller. Universal will release Unbroken on Christmas Day, 2014.

She is repped by UTA and Media Talent Group and Pitt is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment.

FILED UNDER: Angelina JolieBrad PittBy the Sea

Iheoma Nnadi, Crowned 2014 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria

19-year-old Iheoma Nnadi from Akwa Ibom State has emerged winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2014 beauty pageant (MBGN 2014) at a glamorous finale which took place in Bayelsa State on Friday 18th July 2014.

While Nnadi ended the night with the crown, Miss Abuja (4th Runner-Up), Miss Osun (3rd Runner Up) Miss Kwara (MBGN Tourism), Miss Edo (Miss Universe) showed beauty and intelligence and any of them could have won the crown on another night.

The top 15 are Miss Plateau, Miss Bayelsa, Miss Kogi, Miss Ondo, Miss Adamawa, Miss Delta, Miss Abuja, Miss Kano, Miss Edo, Miss Imo, Miss Anambra, Miss Lagos, Miss Kwara, Miss Osun, Miss Akwa Ibom.

Artistes like Patoranking, Seyi Shay, Yeka Onka and Timi Dakolo entertained the audience on the night as actress Osas Ighodaro, ex MBGN Sylvia Nduka, and former Mr Nigeria Bryan Okwara were judges of the night.