Nollywood Cinema Series kicks off in America
Following the huge success of Nollywood films in cinemas across Africa and the UK, Movie lovers in the US, Canada and Caribbean can now enjoy Nollywood in American Cinemas courtesy of SnapFlix Incorporated, a distributor of African media content in the USA. The new brand, the ‘Nollywood Cinema Series’ is an ongoing showcase of new breed, top quality Nollywood movies (being referred to as the “New Nollywood”) in Cinemas across major cities in the Americas. The initial lineup of cities for the series include Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, DC/Maryland, Toronto and Kingston, Jamaica.
After over a decade of tremendous growth in the Nollywood film industry and thousands of movies released but primarily delivered to American viewers by VCD/DVD and low quality web streams, a new breed of movie makers are emerging who are committed to bringing the rich African stories to cinema audiences around the world in high-quality, high-class and in high-definition for a true movie experience. The New Nollywood films are shot exclusively for cinema by award winning Nollywood Producers & Directors, using state-of-the-art cameras and equipment. These movies are only available in cinemas and will not be available on DVD or online during the theatrical release runs worldwide. An exclusive lineup of these top Nollywood films is already scheduled to be released this year, with brand new releases launching across cinemas each month.
The series takes off in style with a red carpet premiere event of the widely acclaimed, award-winning drama ‘Two brides and a baby’ on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 6pm (Red Carpet starts at 4pm) at The Hill Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. ‘Two brides and a baby’ is a beautifully crafted romantic comedy drama starring Stella Damasus, Kalu Ikeagwu, Keira Hewatch, O.C Ukeje, Chelsea Eze, Okey Uzoeshi and Blessing Egbe. It is written and produced by model/actress/producer Blessing Egbe and directed by the famous Nollywood director, Teco Benson. The movie has received rave reviews and has to date received a total 16 nominations from ‘The Best of Nollywood Awards’ 2011, Abuja Film Festival 2011 and AMAA 2012. Two Brides and a Baby also bagged 5 awards at the Best of Nollywood Awards in 2011 including awards for Best Director, Achievement in Sound, New female Act, Best Screenplay and Movie of the year. The main cast and crew will be in attendance at the red carpet premiere event and will also host an exclusive after party at Cream Ultra Lounge (home of The African Experience) located at 3249 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30329. More details here:
SnapFlix also launches its brand new website. The new website will provide information about Nollywood Cinema Series theater locations in each city, film schedules, show times and box office information for current and future showings of movies from the Nollywood Cinema Series. Visitors to the website will find the new site informative and exciting, site visitors can watch trailers of current and upcoming films, get movie details, share and interact with friends around upcoming films using Facebook and Twitter, buy tickets for upcoming movie premiers and screenings, and get information about Snapflix and the Nollywood Cinema Series.