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LA Times talks about the Nollywood in Hollywood Film Festival & BellaNaija will be THERE

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“Watch out Hollywood, Nollywood is coming to town for a festival of African film“- this exact title by the LA Times sums up our current mood! BellaNaija will be in Los Angeles for the Nollywood in Hollywood showcase courtesy our partner Air France. We really can’t wait to experience this trip and take you along online with us.

Here’s an excerpt of the piece by LA Times about our dear Nollywood,

Nollywood symbolizes a nation discovering and deciphering itself through film. It produces about 1,600 movies a year, trailing India’s Bollywood but more than double what Hollywood releases. There are few precise statistics, but a 2014 U.S government report estimated that the Nigerian film industry, which has since grown significantly, employed about 1 million people and generated more than $600 million for the economy. The quality of films has improved since the VHS era of the 1980s; Netflix this year began streaming “Lionheart,” the first original Nollywood movie acquired by the company.

You can read the full article here.

Travelling the Air France way ? for this trip is going to be amazing! The screening of these three movies –  Up NorthKing of Boys and Lionheart + the panel conversations by actor Banky W and directors like Tope Oshin and Kemi Adetiba will definitely be so interesting. We can’t wait to experience this trip with Air France!

Stay up to date on @bellanaijaonline with the hashtag #BNxAirFranceinHollyWood.

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