If reports reaching us is anything to go by, Bollywood of India, the largest producers of movies in the world and Nigeria’s Nollywood the second largest producers of movies in terms of titles will for the first time meet in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital between December 9th-12th, 2009.
It was gathered that the meeting of these great movie industries will be made possible by the producers of IONIFF Port Harcourt ’09 Omcomm who is said have appointed perminder Vir OBE as programme consultant to produce the section of the programme on connecting Bollywood to Nollywood.
Perminder Vir OBE according to our source is an award winning film and television producer of drama, documentary, current affairs and entertainment with over 20 years of experience who has worked with BBC, ITV, channel four and Carlton television.
In a chat with the press, she said, “I am always amazed at the ease with which Nigerians will recall the names of the Bollywod stars, the dialogue and even sing the songs, given that this is not their language or culture. “Over the years, I have become a great admirer of the Nollywood film industry which is very similar to the Bollywood film industry with their “can do” attitude in the absence of government support. Both have created an industry which contributes substantially to the wealth of the nations”.
As part of the programme for the IONIFF it was disclosed that leading Bollywood producers will be invited to share their experiences in the industry, its cultural and economical value and explore collaboration opportunities for Nollywood producers to work with the Indian film industry. There will also be a panel discussion on new models of financing media in terms of developing creative and financial partnerships and accessing new markets.
It was further gathered that the synergy between both movie industries will also be buttressed by celebrating the stars of the world’s largest film industry by inviting a major Bollywood celebrity to attend the festival as guest of honour.
There will also be a 3-day workshop which will be led by internationally recognised instructors in the world of cinema. It is open to film makers, students and creative minds from all over Nigeria. The workshop will focus on screen writing, digital cinematography, lighting, sound composition, budgeting, networking and financing.
Attendees will learn among other things how to develop story from an idea and shape into screen play, the basic technique of digital cinematography and lighting. The role of an Art director, the function of music in film in creating an atmosphere, examining the step-by-step on how to create a budget and how to develop a strategy to obtain finances for the films.
‘Hello Mr Right 2023’: Winner Expresses Gratitude To PMAN, Others
Winner of the second edition of the recently concluded reality TV Show, tagged “Hello Mr. Right’, Danny Tee has expressed joy over the successful hosting of his home coming party by the Performing Musicians and Employers Association of Nigeria( PMAN).
Danny Tee, an artiste and member of the PMAN who disclosed this yesterday to The Tide Entertainment said that he was excited about the warm and loving reception party hosted to celebrate him by his colleagues and members of the PMAN.
According to him, it was heart-warming, and thanked the executives of the PHALGA Unit, the Rivers State chapter of the body and the “Big G Entertainment” who sponsored his participation in the show for their display of love and support, saying that he was humbled by the massive turn out and show of love towards him.
“ I am humbled, l never expected it to be that much, but it happened and l deeply appreciate the show of love towards me”, he said.
The event which was held at the Flashpoint Bar Lounge, Borikiri Port Harcourt Tiwnship saw members of the body turned out in Mass to celebrate with their own on his recent win as ‘Mr. Right’.
The Secretary, Rivers State Chapter, PMAN, Hon Ezekiel Benibo who was also present at the event, said that the home coming party was put in place by the ‘Big G’ Entertainment, a record label under who’s platform Danny Tee got the sponsorship to participate in the reality TV show and the PHALGA unit of PMAN.
It is the second edition of the show which saw Tee cart home a N5million cash prize ,” he said.
By: Nancy Briggs
PHALGA PMAN To Host Entertainment Showcase
Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria – PMAN, PHALGA Unit, says it has concluded, plans to organise a weekend’s event tagged ‘Entertainment Showcase in Port Harcourt City, Rivers State.
The activity is targeted towards creating an enabling environment for entertainers in the unit to improve their crafts in line with global standard.
The Public Relations Officer of the body, Christopher Sokari Briggs who is popularly called Don Christo the missioner, who revealed this to The Tide Entertainment yesterday said that the event is expected to hold every Friday.
According to him, the Chairman, PMAN PHALGA Unit, Vinning Simeon also known as V6 stated this at the monthly meeting of the unit held last month at Benhary Bar, Port Harcourt.
The chairman said he will get this done by commencing the Weekly Entertainment Showcase event which is aimed at seeing various performances from members of the units.
V6 further noted that a committee has already been inaugurated in charge of the Entertainment Club event which is expected to commence today.
He noted that the State Public Relations Officer of PMAN, King Isaac Albert, who was in attendance of the monthly meeting of PMAN, PHALGA Chapter, also known as Solo Blanky during the meeting urged the unit executives to work towards organising an entertainment summit aimed at educating members of the unit about the pros and cons of the entertainment business and to improve on their crafts.
Various ideas and contributions from members to chart a way forward for the new PMAN PHALGA executives were also entertained during the meeting.
The meeting recorded a good number of turnouts of Port Harcourt entertainers and its environs.
Meanwhile, the body recently held the Season 2 of its monthly event christened ‘PHALGA Industry Night” in the Garden City.
The Tide Entertainment reports that the ‘Entertainment Showcase’ is an activity put together to build the entertainment industry at the unit level, as the event is an open one for all entertainers in the industry, ranging from artiste, DJs, dancers, poets to comedians coming together to socialise and improve their crafts.
The PHALGA Industry Night is a platform where the upcoming artistes in the unit are given the opportunity to showcase their God-given talents.
The event which also paves way for hospitality business owners in the area to build their businesses was a huge success, having recorded a massive turn out from entertainers and spectators
It would be recalled that the season 1 of the event ( PHALGA Industry Night) was held last month in Port Harcourt.
By: Nancy Briggs
Artiste Celebrates 40th Birthday With Praise And Worship
Gospel artistes in Rivers State are set for a praise and worship concert in Port Harcourt, tagged “The Next Level” to celebrate one of their own, Wilberforce Afriye, as he turns 40 this month.
The concert which is expected to hold at the Full Gospel Church of God (INC), situated at 27A Ndoki Street besides NAFDAC Office, Borikiri, is organised to celebrate the birthday of the gospel singer, Afriye come September 17
The Tide Entertainment gathered that no fewer than 11 gospel artistes have been invited to grace the occasion.
According to Afriye, Willy B Entertainment Empire is his company’s name , and it is projecting the birthday Celebration.
He disclosed tthat he will use the forum to drop one of his new songs.
Invited gospel ministers to perform at the event include Suzzy Animusic, Jesus Boy, Caroline Alfred, Jenny Paul, Jimmy White, Prince David and Douglas & TLAC, Wales Babs, lyke D Combophonist, and Pastor Saviour Ekanem
Also ministers to officiate at the event are Rev. (Dr.) Frank Opunye, and Rev. Iniobong Jimmy.while dress code for the concert remains white.
By; Nancy Briggs
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