Acting in Nigerian movies abroad

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The Maverick

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Perhaps I'm a bit late responding to this, nonetheless, this might still be relevant. The initial question posed was how Nigerian actors abroad can parttake in Nollywood films. I came upon that question prior to joining this forum when I started looking for possible actors for my project that I'll be shooting in Nigeria. It dawned on me that there wasn't any websites dedicated to Casting notices or production news besides places like here and Nollywood.com.

I'm taking it upon myself, and I'm currently designing a free, "Nollywood Resources" website. Basically, what I plan on doing with it is to send out the info to producers, actors, screenwriters, directors, marketers, production crew and the likes. It will be a website that producers can email me their auditon notices or casting calls, I'll put it up on the site, that way, it reaches people way beyond the confines of Lagos, or the central nerve of Nollywood.

Any thoughts on this?
 

Hubscrown

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Good idea Kenny, I have thought of it too. Somewhere people can get Nollywood profile and Hollywood people can always check to see who they might need for audition.

The Maverick said:
Perhaps I'm a bit late responding to this, nonetheless, this might still be relevant. The initial question posed was how Nigerian actors abroad can parttake in Nollywood films. I came upon that question prior to joining this forum when I started looking for possible actors for my project that I'll be shooting in Nigeria. It dawned on me that there wasn't any websites dedicated to Casting notices or production news besides places like here and Nollywood.com.

I'm taking it upon myself, and I'm currently designing a free, "Nollywood Resources" website. Basically, what I plan on doing with it is to send out the info to producers, actors, screenwriters, directors, marketers, production crew and the likes. It will be a website that producers can email me their auditon notices or casting calls, I'll put it up on the site, that way, it reaches people way beyond the confines of Lagos, or the central nerve of Nollywood.

Any thoughts on this?
 
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When i am ready for my acting career, the fact that i may need to go to naija to start-up will not stop me. I am not afraid to go to naija, if i dont make it...then i will accept the fact that i tried and didnt succeed...
Khamileon you know me on this now?

It is hard, and nothing in life comes easy...NOTHING AT ALL.

It is something i am ready for. Simple and short.

We are taught to go after our dreams abi? Then if naija is where its at then, omo na all the waaayyy!!! It is then we will learn if we have what it takes or not!

Even if there are movies being produced in the states, travelling from one end to another should not be an obstacle...
Nothing in this world is free...you want it, then you go hard at it.
 

Oyinkan

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vince said:
They are being done allright,but not in large numbers to accomodate the aspirants who want to be the next Genevieve.They need to go to the place that matters and that is naija.They can shuttle back and forth if they are afraid to stay in naija and if they can afford it.:)
i agree with u Oga Vince, there so many ppl who would have been making it better in Nigeria in the Movie Industry than coming over here, so may ppl get confused and come to the States even thinking they could make it in Hollywood, but Hollywood ke, they no go even fit come close, accent and racism and that crap. My cousin, Ope Aiyeola was planning to come over to the States to join her boyfriend it was a hard choice, but we tried to convince her to stay in Nigeria to make her money in Nollywood 'cuz she would probably end up working in McDonalds or in a Gas Station.
 
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Sola said:
It just may be that I am not processing my thoughts clearly. I receive a lot of emails from people who want to become actors. Specicfically, they are interested in Nigerian moves, not just any type of movies. Now, what are the chances of this dream becoming a reality for these wonderful people living abroad? Are there ways that I am not seeing? I mean the industry hasn't moved abroad yet. It would be nice to know how one can help them too, perhaps from suggestions. Of course giving them the email or phone numbers of any Nigerian star is out of it.
Well even in the U. S. it's easier to get a part in a feature film if you live outside of Hollywood. That's because everyone is trying to go to Hollywood to become actors, directors, etc. You are more likely to find a part in a low budget indie film all over the U. S. etc. Or make your own.
 
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vince said:
They are being done allright,but not in large numbers to accomodate the aspirants who want to be the next Genevieve.They need to go to the place that matters and that is naija.They can shuttle back and forth if they are afraid to stay in naija and if they can afford it.:)
That's not the point. The point is to be seen. To have a reel where you can show that you have experience and credits.
 
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blackbutterfly said:
You have got to be where the game is - anyone who knows anything knows for Theater/TV you have to be in New York and for Film and major TV work - Los Angeles.
Yeah, but then again it's also good to go to Atlanta if you want to get noticed in Theater. Again with people going to knew York to have their shot on Broadway it's better to be outside first. Plus it's not really true that you have to be in Hollywood to have the biggest impact as an actor/tress there are many films outside of Hollywood literally and figuratively that have made much more impact.
 

Sifu

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I just got invited to a Nigerian movie premier this month. The movie was done here. Madam Patience and Ramsey Noah will be there they said.
 

adjojata42

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I just got invited to a Nigerian movie premier this month. The movie was done here. Madam Patience and Ramsey Noah will be there they said.
sifu, how be? will you go? when you go say hi to ramsey for me, tell him I have missed him and I love him (smile)
 

Sifu

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sifu, how be? will you go? when you go say hi to ramsey for me, tell him I have missed him and I love him (smile)
Don't think I will be going. What do people do at these things? Take pictures. Pose with wine. Try not to get deaf from the music. Probably end up enduring the pestering of some razz somebody. If Dumelo was going though I might have tried to endure it all for you LOL
 
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