Hollywood Film Director Pascal Atuma shares how Nollywood (the second largest film producing movie in the world) practitioners can resolve their distribution problem, once and for all.
Pascal Atuma is a Canadian/Nigerian actor, screenwriter, film producer, film director, and comedian. Born in Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria to a large family of seven, Pascal moved to the United States in 1995 after attending Government College Umuahia and the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State, Nigeria. He initially tried pursuing a career as a civil engineer before switching gears and pursuing a career in the entertainment industry.
Today, Pascal is a quintuple threat as a comedian-turned-actor, writer, producer and director added to his credits. As a director, he’s helmed most of his seven movie productions – that is, “The Trace” (coming soon), “Who Is the Man?” “Okoto the Messenger,” “My American Nurse” and its sequel, “My American Nurse 2.” His breakout directorial debut, “My American Nurse,” premiered in the United States at the 2006 Pan African Film Festival. Its sequel, My American Nurse 2, also premiered at the Pan African Film Festival. As an actor, he’s starred in many of his own productions, as well as other Nollywood projects, including “Through the Glass,” “The Other Side of Love,” “Faithfulness” and “Secret Past.”
In this Episode You Will Learn
- What it takes to break into Hollywood.
- Overcoming barriers including “accents” to achieve success in Hollywood.
- How to Get Distribution in the US & International Markets.
- Embracing New Technologies as an Indie Filmmaker.
- Tips for Nollywood Practitioners looking to enter the US Market.
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