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ABOUT NOLLYWOOD

Nollywood, Nigeria’s film industry, is the second-largest in the world in terms of volume. About 2,500 films are produced annually, well ahead of Hollywood and second only to India’s Bollywood. The industry averages 2,500 films a year. It is the second largest employer of labor in Nigeria after agriculture. Valued at $3.3billion by the Nigerian government, it contributes about $600million to the Nigerian economy annually.

   

PRESENTING PARTNERS

SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

The School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles is the most reputable film and media school in the world. Established as a joint venture with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1929, it has fueled and mirrored the growth of entertainment as an industry and an art form. The alumni are leaders in the executive and creative sectors of the industry.

THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE

The American Cinematheque is a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing cinema on the big screen, and runs the historic 1922 Egyptian Theatre and the 1942 Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. It presents annual showcases of films from Spain, Argentina, Germany, Canada and Italy as well as many films series, retrospectives, premieres and special events.  Recent guests have included Alexander Payne, Jordan Peele, Sean Baker, Kathryn Bigelow, Jackie Chan, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan,Jake Gyllenhaal, Patrick Stewart, Paul Thomas Anderson, Luc Besson, Octavia Spencer, Werner Herzog and many others.

O2A Media Inc.

O2A Media, Inc. is a film/television/new media production company based in Los Angeles, with Satellite offices in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The principal goal of O2A Media, Inc. is bridging the cultural divide between Africa and the rest of the world. Nigerian-American filmmaker, Ose Oyamendan, founded the company. Ose is also the founder of the Nollywood In Hollywood initiative.