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PERFECT PICTURE; TEN YEARS LATER: Shirley Frimpong Manso’s Movie Debuts On Netflix, Inc.

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Producer Shirley Frimpong Manso’s 2019 movie ‘The Perfect Picture – 10 Years Later’ – a sequel to ‘The Perfect Picture’ which was first released in 2009 debuts on Netflix, Inc. – an American media-services provider and production company headquartered in Los Gatos, California. ‘The Perfect Picture 10 Years Later’, brings back the original cast in what’s one of the highly anticipated movies of the season.

Now in the sequel, the story of the three beautiful friends, Aseye (Jackie Appiah), Dede (Lydia Forson) and Akese (Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku) continues. The original film was about three women pushing their thirties and making bold attempts to change their lives, but destiny had other plans for them. Now in the sequel, the ladies are back, this time pushing their forties. Even though they are older and wiser, they realise that now they are saddled with more issues including their not so fairy-tale relationships.

It’s been 10 years since Sparrow Productions (now Sparrow Pictures) released its critically acclaimed romantic-comedy, ‘The Perfect Picture.’ Produced by Shirley Frimpong-Manso, the film became one of the most popular fan favourites in the Ghanaian film industry. Now, a decade on, the film is back for part two, ‘The Perfect Picture, 10 Years Later.’

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ENSLAVED: A Samuel Jackson Docuseries Shedding New Light On 400 Years Of Human Trafficking From Africa Premiered

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Samuel L. Jackson’s latest project, a docuseries which is looking to shed new light on 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World, has been premiered. In this six-partere, the series uses a DNA test to identify Jackson’s ancestral tribe and trace his personal journey from the U.S. to Gabon for his induction into the Benga tribe. It was originally slated to debut this summer.

Each episode follows three stories: Jackson’s personal journey; the search for a sunken slave ship; and an “historical investigation” by “investigative archaeologist” Simcha Jacobovici and British writer/TV commentator Afua Hirsch. The first episode opens with Jackson’s trip to the vast country of Gabon, on the west coast of central Africa.

The show has used new diving technology to locate and examine sunken slave ships in the UK, the Caribbean and Florida, retrieving information and underwater artifacts that help reveal more about the transatlantic slave trade.

Fremantle has sold the show to 130 territories, including HISTOIRE TV (France), HISTORY (Germany), Movistar+ and RTVE (Spain), HBO Portugal (Portugal), BBC Earth (Poland), Discovery Film and Spektrum (Eastern Europe), Cosmote (Greece), BBC Persian (MENA), National Geographic (Latin America), M-Net (Africa, South Africa) and Cable & Wireless (Caribbean). The deals follows BBC Two picking up UK rights last month.

“Enslaved” is a Canada/U.K. co-production between Toronto-based Associated Producers and London-based Cornelia Street Productions. It is produced in association with Anonymous Content, along with UppiTV, Samuel and LaTanya Jackson’s production company. Fremantle holds the global distribution rights. “Enslaved” was produced with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund and Canada Media Fund, with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.

The series is directed by Simcha Jacobovici. It is executive produced by Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Eli Selden, Rob Lee, Simcha Jacobovici, Ric Esther Bienstock, Sarah Sapper and Yaron Niski. Producers are Ric Esther Bienstock, Sarah Sapper and Felix Golubev.

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“Poacher” Becomes The First Kenyan Movie To Stream On Netflix [WATCH TRAILER]

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The ‘Poacher’; a movie which seeks to highlight the significant international issue of illegal ivory trade by addressing the plight of Africa’s endangered elephant population is set to premiere on global american movie streaming service – Netflix on September 30. The Kenyan/British short film tells the story of a desperate farmer who runs into trouble after stealing a stash of illicit blood ivory from a gang of international terrorists.

It was filmed over six days in the Tsavo West National Park to the South East of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The production involved over 30 cast and crew members. Director Tom Whitworth teased the first official still of the film on April 10 2018,announcing that cinematography was by Nathan Prior and Ishmael Azeli. It seems the short film was originally envisioned as a TV drama.

Poacher was released in August 2018, having been screened at the Short To The Point (STTP) Festival, and been selected for a Best Editing Award. The film premiered in Kenya at the ANGA IMAX Theatre on 10 November 2018 at the Kalasha International Film Awards in Nairobi. The film has also screened at the 2018 Moscow Shorts International Short Film Festival in September 2018 in Moscow.

It won the award for Best Short Film at the 8th Kalasha TV & Film Awards held in Nairobi on November 24, 2018, and bagged nominations for the Best Director, Best Director of Photography, Best Supporting Actor in a Film and Best Actor in a Film.

Ivory trade, which is the film’s premise, is fuelling catastrophic declines in the elephant and rhino populations in Kenya, Tanzania and throughout Africa. According to a UN report, weak governance and corruption have exacerbated the poaching crisis. At the same time, poverty has helped organised criminal elements recruit, bribe, and threaten locals, underpaid police, military personnel, and wildlife rangers to participate in wildlife crime.

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Yvonne Nelson’s Love Tale Movie, “Sin City” Coming To Netflix – 5th August

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Coming from the stables of YN Productions, Ghanaian Actor and Producer, Yvonne Nelson’s 2019 love tale movie, ‘Sin City” will be available for filmlovers to watch on American movie streaming Giant, Netflix from the 5th Of August, 2020.

This will be the second movie from Yvonne Nelson hitting the big streaming platform after “Fix Us” made it debut on 2nd August, 2020. The movie tackles some of the difficulties in marriage and relationships, covering the mysteries of love, mortality, loyalty, and human vows.

Sin City tells the story of Philip (Kunle Remi ) and Julia (Yvonne Nelson), a couple high up on the ladder of success and living their dream. Their marriage seems perfect except they can’t seem to get to spend time with each other owing to Philips’ frequent trips.

Directed by Pascal Amanfo, it stars the 2018 Ghana Movie Awards Beast Actress In Lead Role award winner; Yvonne Nelson, Adjetey Anang, Kweku Elliot, Kunle Remi, Regina Van Helvert, Gabriel Narh Addo, Rosaline Meurer, Michelle McKinney Hammond and Oscar Provencal among others.

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Yvonne Nelson’s ‘FIX US’ Movie Available To Stream On Netflix

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Actress Yvonne Nelson’s movie Fix Us will start showing on streaming giant Netflix from Sunday, August 2. The movie, which premiered in December 2019 to positive reviews, joins a growing list of Ghanaian productions that have made it onto Netflix such as Peter Sedufia’s Keteke and Sidechic Gang and Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Potato Potahto and The Perfect Picture – 10 Years Later.

Fix Us tells the story of three young ladies who go on a journey of faith and fate. When Naadie and Chioma played by Yvonne Nelson and Yvonne Okoro respectively and Jaya (Alexandra Amon) run into each other at a movie audition, they are bound by their common dream to be movie stars which encouraged them to build a strong friendship. When they eventually achieve their dreams of being movie stars, they realise they want more than what fame and money can acquire.

The cast include Yvonne Nelson, Yvonne Okoro, Prince David Osei, Michelle Attoh, Jessica Williams, Belinda Dzattah, Mona Montrage (Hajia4Real), musician Irene Logan; Nigeria’s Mofe Duncan and Tobi Bakre as well as Ivorian actress Alexandra Amon.

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