Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, will be in Beverly Hills to receive a Hollywood Weekly Magazine Film Festival (HWMFF) Image Award on November 1st, 2015.
The award is the magazine’s highest award category for outstanding individuals and Ambode qualifies based on his support of Nollywood and the Nigerian Entertainment Industry.
The award, was facilitated by Turning Point Coproducer & CEO of E4PR, Egor Efiok, a long time business partner of Hollywood Weekly Magazine.
Egor is also the president of PFN (Professional Filmmakers of Nigeria), a group of filmmakers, who are working with Governor Ambode in his quest to “bring Las Vegas to Lagos”.
According to Prather Jackson of Hollywood Weekly:
“When Egor Efiok first approached us three and a half years ago to collaborate with her to take Nollywood and the Nigerian Entertainment Industry international, an industry we knew little about until our business liaison with E4PR started, we did not envisage how successful our collaborations would be.
“The first, which was our first ever cover of Nollywood, had Desmond Elliott, Monalisa Chinda, Jackie Appiah and Joseph Benjamin on our magazine cover and we were awed at how the edition outsold others and went viral.
“Thus began our love for Nollywood and the Nigerian Entertainment industry. We are now proud to be presenting our 4th collaboration, where we will be honouring His Excellency Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State with an Image Award and premiering our first Nollywood film, Beyond Blood, produced & directed by Nollywood Director Greg Odutayo, also HWMFF Nollywood Director of The Year 2015 award recipient.”
The second Nollywood award recipient is Actress, Producer & Novelist, Lilian Amah, who will be receiving a Special Recognition Award for her outstanding contribution to Nollywood and the success of her second novel, ‘Dreams Of Yesterday’, which is currently in the works for a film adaptation.
The date for this year’s upcoming film festival is on the 1st of November 2015, the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, which is proudly supported by major Jewish leaders including Hollywood Directors, Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg and many others.
This date was selected because it precedes the American Film Market Conference that annually serves as the #1 Film Buyers and Sellers Event in Hollywood, attracting film executives from over 80 countries.
VIP’s will be attending the American Film Market to the event and many are expected to stop by, providing major exposure to all films screened during Hollywood Weekly Magazine’s Film Festival and the award recipients.
The facility is excited to host this event and to meet our Nigerian dignitary, His Excellency, Governor Ambode of Lagos State, Nigeria, along with our Nollywood award recipients and have further agreed to endorse it by announcing to their 35,000 members.