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Movie Platform Focuses on Talent Mentorship and Entrepreneurship

Samuel Luchemo identifies himself as an entertainment entrepreneur, talent manager, film director, content developer, professional actor, break dancer and social media marketer.

By Abdi Ali Published June 11, 2017 Unless talent is identified, nurtured and exploited it amounts to nothing in the creative sector. It is for this reason that the 100th bi-monthly Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff)’s ExpertSpeak session at Goethe-Institut in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, shall on June 19, 2017 from 5:30 PM address Talent Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in the Movie Sector. Samuel Luchemo, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Five Star Series Entertainment shall tackle the subject in the five-minute well loved segment of LKSff’s programme that also sees films screened and critically appreciated followed by an informal networking session in which players in the movie sector get to know one another and forge friendships and business partnerships. RELATED:Budding Filmmakers Prepare for Peer Review Luchemo is expected to draw examples from the experience of Five Star Series Entertainment as a talent mentorship, event management and production company focusing on film, music and modeling. ExpertSpeak gives practising, knowledgeable and experienced professionals–models, actors, dancers, writers, painters, critics, stage designers, graphic artists, animators, editors, project managers and talent and events manager–the opportunity to share their expertise with a specialised captive audience. Such talks, that take the form of a business proposal or pitching presentation are aimed at motivating, inspiring and sharpening others for the challenges in the arts sector in general and movies in particular. The ExpertSpeak pitch equips the listeners with necessary information just as it gives the speaker exposure and promotion. RELATED:Here’s the Best Way to Spend Your School Vacation Luchemo identifies himself as an entertainment entrepreneur, talent manager, film director, content developer, professional actor, break dancer and social media marketer who works in movies, commercials and television. “Five Star Series Entertainment,” he says, “is a registered talent mentorship and event management and production company that focuses on film, music …

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Performance and Screen Arts Group to Perform at Lola Kenya Screen’s Event

A Nairobi-based youth group that specialises in performance and screen arts shall be in focus during the 98th Lola Kenya Screen film forum that screens and debates movies and provides a platform for forging of friendships and partnerships. The group, known as Geatrics Production, shall perform a skit and dance before presenting their debut film at Goethe-Institut in Nairobi on February 27, 2017. LKSff  is usually one of the first places–if not the only one!–where new films can be seen and young talent spotted as it focuses on equipping players in the movie sector with requisite skills for turning the motion pictures sector into an industry. While the skit to be presented tackles dishonesty in relationships and the dance provides an interlude of entertainment, the film revolves around the life of a girl after the death of her parents. RELATED:Lola Kenya Screen’s Programmes As the audience watch and discuss short movies from eastern Africa and network, they also get skills in moviemaking, event programming, public speaking, theme-based discussion moderation, cultural journalism and criticism, promotion and marketing, and resource-mobilisation through LKSff’s learn-by-doing approach. “The aims of LKSff are to build capacity in the movie sector of Kenya and eastern Africa; and to help turn moviemaking in the region into a sustainable industry,” Ogova Ondego, the creative director of Lola Kenya Screen of which LKSff is a part, tells ArtMatters.Info. “Consequently, Ondego says, “For this reason, LKSff showcases all sorts of short moving images: Public Service Announcements (PSAs), Commercials, Animations, Experimentals, Avant-Garde, Documentaries, Music Videos, and Fictions.” It is into this network that Geatrics Production hopes to tap, gets known and succeed in the fledgling movie arts sector. RELATED:Impact of Lola Kenya Screen “Geatrics Production was founded in 2014 with the aim to help and nurture young talents in acting,dance, art and …

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Young Movie Enthusiasts to Showcase Work at 96th Lola Kenya Screen

Movie enthusiasts network at a Lola Kenya Screen film forum

Some eight months after a group of young people interested in the 7th Art came together to create movies, they are ready to showcase their creativity for peer review. The group, known as Theluji Africa Productions, shall present two of their productions during the 96th Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff) in Nairobi on October 31, 2016 at 5:45 PM. RELATED:My Graduation from Mechanical to Creative Producer LKSff—one of the five programmes of Lola Kenya Screen movie platfiorm for children and youth in eastern Africa—is organised by ComMattersKenya communications consultancy in collaboration with Goethe-Institut and in association with ArtMatters.Info cultural journalism and criticism in Africa publication and IPO-Eastern Africa network for community developers in eastern Africa. LKSff has since its founding in 2005 been held every month at Goethe-Institut in the Nairobi CBD. Among the movies to be screened and discussed followed by networking shall be DYSLEXIA; the work of writer Andega Fred Wendo and director Robert Mogendi Machoka created in September 2016. The movie was partly inspired by one of their friends who suffered from TMJ and had to use a Sleep Right Dental Guard when sleeping. As per tradition, the crew and cast of the movies in the programme shall be in the house to introduce their work, field questions and network with movie enthusiasts. RELATED:I Found My Career Path and Forged Lifelong Friendships at Lola Kenya Screen The aims of LKSff are to build capacity in the movie sector of Kenya and eastern Africa; and to help turn movie-making in the region into a sustainable industry. LKSff deals with all sorts of short moving images: Public Service Announcements (PSAs), Commercials, Animations, Experimentals, Avant-Garde, Documentaries, Music Videos, and Fictions. The programme of every LKSff consists of ExpertSpeak; Screening; Discussion; and Networking. RELATED:Practical Experience Enriches My Theoretical Learning A training platform …

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