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SAVE THE DATE: Nov 28th - 30th #NFWKENYA #TwendeFashionWeek

The NFW is a luxury three day event that will include runway shows, exhibitions, and industry networking events with the sole purpose of raising awareness of the fashion & e

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  • Posted On: 2014-11-26 00:00:00

PREMIER SCREENINGS FOR THE KENYANS FILMS MADE IN JUST 48HOURS.

Filmmaking teams from throughout Nairobi successfully completed a weekend of filmmaking. Films were due on 23 November (Sunday) and the last few minutes before the deadline saw filmmak

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  • Posted On: 2014-11-26 00:00:00

CHALLENGES FACING THE KENYA FILM INDUSTRY, FILM MAKER KABURUGU EXPLAINS

Financing. Many film makers don’t have cash to make films. And films require money. Personally I don’t want to do a nil-budget kinda.Compensating your “workers”

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  • Posted On: 2014-11-19 00:00:00

HERE IS WHY WE SEE LESS THAN 4 KENYAN FILMS PREMIER ANNUALLY

There is creation of wealth and opportunities in the film fraternity. The phrase passion and talent is just a portion of the overall input in film making. No passion pays bills. Even r

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  • Posted On: 2014-11-19 00:00:00

PRODUCER OF "FLOPPED" FILM 'WRONG NUMBER' SHARES THE LESSONS LEARNT

Its months now since I launched my film “WRONG NUMBER” which I wrote and co-produced with Zeph Mwangi (Bubbly). Analysts, critics and fans alike hailed it as the biggest pr

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  • Posted On: 2014-11-19 00:00:00

KENYANS DON'T WATCH KENYAN PROGRAMMES BECAUSE THEY HATE CRAP!

Back in college, I wrote a paper on Kenyan TV and the audience with the aim of analyzing audience’s perception of local content. The results were depressing – Kenyans don&r

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  • Posted On: 2014-11-10 00:00:00

SPOTLIGHT ON: DUNCAN "SIR RUNYU" MURUNYU

Duncan Murunyu is a professional Kenyan actor and writer most notably known as Kithinji in the K24 radio drama series titled Kelele FM.  His character seems him play a bubbly and

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  • Posted On: 2014-11-10 00:00:00

RIVERWOOD BUSINESS MODEL TRANSACTS KSH 300 MILLION WEEKLY

Despite the scarcity of high-end production equipment and structures to support the Kenyan film industry, Riverwood, Kenya’s film industry hub spanning the streets of Tom Mboya,

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  • Posted On: 2014-11-06 00:00:00

ACTORS GO TOPLESS TO CREATE AWARENESS ABOUT BREAST CANCER MONTH

This year, nearly 300,000 women will hear one of the most frightening things a doctor can say: "You have breast cancer." Among women, breast cancer remains the most common cancer and t

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  • Posted On: 2014-10-28 00:00:00

6 THINGS I'D LIKE TO SEE CHANGE AND IMPROVE IN OUR FILM INDUSTRY

While I appreciate the efforts being made by Kenyan film makers with strides in the right direction being seen, I feel we still lack in the following areas. It is a bit unfair to compa

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  • Posted On: 2014-10-28 00:00:00

AFRICA YET AGAIN KICKS KENYANS OUT OF THE BIG BROTHER HOUSE

Well at least my prediction about Melvin being in the house longer than Sabina came true but even I dint expect such an early eviction from both our country reps in the big brother hou

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  • Posted On: 2014-10-28 00:00:00

SPARE US YOUR LAZINESS AND MEDIOCRITY: ALL YE’ RIVERWOOD FILM MAKERS

It was a Wednesday morning at Kenyatta University Interaction main hall. A day scheduled to discuss the progress-so-far of the much anticipated new “Kenyatta University School of

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  • Posted On: 2014-10-28 00:00:00

SLUM FILM FESTIVAL 2014 REVIEW

The 2014 Slum Film Festival closed on the 11th October 2014 after 4 days of film makers training workshops at Alliance Francaise from the 30th September to 3rd October and 4 days of sc

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  • Posted On: 2014-10-24 00:00:00

THERE SHOULD BE 40% LOCAL CONTENT AIRED BY KENYAN TV STATIONS BY JUNE 2015

In pursuit of growing the local content being aired by television stations licensed to operate in Kenya, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has called on all broadcasters to st

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  • Posted On: 2014-10-24 00:00:00

THE 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT 2014 COMPETITION IS BACK. FILM MAKERS, ARE YOU READY?

It's that time of year again when it gives us much pleasure to host the 48 hour Film Project. As you may already know - The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend wh

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  • Posted On: 2014-10-24 00:00:00

FILM "SOKO SONKO" TO MAKE ITS KENYAN PREMIER AT THE UDADA FILM FESTIVAL

After its successful international premiers across the globe, Kenyans now have the opportunity to watch the hilarious short film titled Soko Sonko (King of the Market)

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  • Posted On: 2014-10-23 00:00:00

UDADA FILM FESTIVAL: 1ST WOMENS FILM FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE IN NAIROBI

Following a recent study that showed that under 2% of directors are female and only 23% of women constitute crew members, figures which are getting worse by the day as

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  • Posted On: 2014-10-23 00:00:00

HOLLYWOOD ACTORS RON PERLMAN, MICHAEL J. WHITE AND TONY JAA'S VISIT TO KENYA

At a low key, red carpet, invites only event held on 20th October at the six star hotel Villa Rosa kempinski, Actors and media personalities were guests of a showdown that many people

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  • Posted On: 2014-10-22 00:00:00

PRODUCER OF BANNED GAY-THEMED FILM "STORIES OF OUR LIVES" ARRESTED

Stories of our lives has once again hit the headlines following the executive director, George Gachara being arrested on 15th October for "filming without a license" by the Kenya Polic

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FILM COURSES IN KENYAN LEARNING INSTITUTIONS ARE NOT MEETING INDUSTRY NEEDS

I attended a "status conference" which was looking at the proposed new curriculum for KENYA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF FILM, THEATER AND FILM. What came out from the meeting which involved t

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SABINA STADLER COMES 2ND AT THE TALENT CONTEST @BIGBROAFRICA

The all-singing, all-dancing 9th edition of Big Brother Africa kicked off on DStv on Sunday, 5 October as the 26 housemates showed off their talents to the continen

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  • Posted On: 2014-10-07 00:00:00

PRODUCERS OF BANNED "GAY" KENYAN FILM SPEAK OUT AND RAISE PERTINENT QUESTIONS

Another Kenyan film has felt the power held by the Kenya Film Classification board after it received a “restricted” rating. Many might remember the horror film “Otho

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  • Posted On: 2014-10-07 00:00:00

K24'S GUMBARU SKOOL ACTOR BAKONGO CELE DIES FROM DIABETES AT AGE 36

It has been a very sad 2014 for the acting fraternity after the loss of many great actors; Elizabeth Aruwa, Joseph Olita, Nancy Nyambura aka Jastorina, Derrick Amunga aka Master Sugu,&

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  • Posted On: 2014-10-07 00:00:00

ACTOR MELVINA ALUSA AND SABINA STADLER: DO THEY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN #BBA9?

What do Melvin Alusa and Sabina Stadler have in common? Well, they are both Kenyans and will be representing the country in Big Brother 9 dubbed the hotshots and they are both actors i

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  • Posted On: 2014-10-03 00:00:00

ACTOR/DIRECTOR OMFWOKO ASWANI PASSES ON AFTER BATTLING LIVER CANCER

After the news broke out that Actor and Director Omfwoko Aswani or better known as Fwoks by his peers, had been diagnosed with Liver Cancer (stage 3), sad news has just trickled in tha

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  • Posted On: 2014-10-01 00:00:00

AFRIFF TO SPONSOR 10 STUDENTS TO AMERICAN UNIVERSITY FOR FILM TRAINING

As part of its developmental agenda for the film sector, the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) is planning to take 10 students to the United States for practical training in

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  • Posted On: 2014-09-11 00:00:00

CALL FOR ENTRIES: AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS 2015

Africa Magic, in association with MultiChoice and proud sponsors Amstel Malta, is announcing the call to entry for the 2015 edition of the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMV

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  • Posted On: 2014-08-30 00:00:00

PRODUCT PLACEMENT VS OUTRIGHT ADVERTISING. WHERE IS THE LINE DRAWN?

Kenyan acting industry is growing day by day as more local programs can be seen gracing the local channels. This growth has attracted corporate entities that have resorted to use local

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  • Posted On: 2014-08-29 00:00:00

WAZI?FM (MOVIE) MIGHT NOT HIT THE MARKET BECAUSE OF ITS SUBJECT MATTER

So many Kenyan films are made but we get to see so few of them hit the market or premier at Cinemas.  Some are either not good enough and cinemas refuse to give them a run while o

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  • Posted On: 2014-08-24 00:00:00

PREMIER DATE AND TRAILER RELEASED AS KENYANS PREPARE TO GET A BITE OF #VEVE

In a previous article, I asked if Veve will be the movie to finally break the jinx that Nairobi Half Life had place upon Kenya cinema. This I raised owing to the verity that, the dream

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  • Posted On: 2014-08-24 00:00:00

" I DO NOT GO TO AN AUDITION TO TRY FOR A ROLE. I GO TO GET IT" ISAYA EVANS

He can brag of being credited in at least two out of every five ‘hot’ productions being undertaken in the country by different production houses and he reveals that his rol

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  • Posted On: 2014-08-24 00:00:00

SPOTLIGHT ON BLESSING LUNG’AHO: CAST IN MORE THAN 10 ADVERTS IN ONE YEAR

He has been in the acting industry for only one year, but his acting resume is one that fellow actors can only admire. For most actors, landing a TV commercial deal, appearing on a bil

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  • Posted On: 2014-08-24 00:00:00

"KENYA NATIONAL THEATRE IS NOT YET DEAD" SAYS AGHAN ODERO

“The level of neglect and pathetic maintenance of the theatre and its facilities. The air that now hangs around the compound is ghostly and spooky. The stage was dusty and the li

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  • Posted On: 2014-08-20 00:00:00

SHORT FILM #MANT ADDRESSES THE SENSITIVE ISSUE OF MUSLIMS AND TERRORISM

Anyone who has watched and enjoyed the 2009 Wanuri Kahiu film on terrorism and bomb blast that shook the nation in the year 1999 will definitely catch the drift in this short titled &l

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  • Posted On: 2014-08-19 00:00:00

FROM THE MAKERS OF DECEIT COMES YET ANOTHER THRILLER #SEPTEMBER

From the producers & makers of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2014 & 35th Durban International Film Festival nominated short film ‘DECEIT’ Present ‘SE

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  • Posted On: 2014-08-14 00:00:00

HOW TO BUILD YOUR BRAND AS AN ACTOR

Whatever you want to call the business of being yourself, chances are you’ve already taken steps to enhance your individual brand. There’s no shortage of “how to bran

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  • Posted On: 2014-08-06 00:00:00

GUN PACKED ACTION MOVIE "STRATA" TO PREMIER ON 22ND AUGUST 2014

A new feature film on love, crime, vengeance and death premieres in Nairobi on August 22, 2014. The 90-minute drama titled

FAMILY AND FRIENDS RELEASE BURIAL PLANS FOR ACTOR DERRICK AMUNGA.

The news of the death of veteran actor Derrick Amunga came as a low blow to many of his Family, friends and fans after he had been reported missing for slightly over a week. In a meeti

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  • Posted On: 2014-08-05 00:00:00

TYPECASTING: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT EARLY ON IN YOUR ACTING CAREER

Human beings look at the world and, in a nanosecond, compare what they see to what they know. Commonly known as “generalizing,” we are hardwired to categorize the people we

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  • Posted On: 2014-08-02 00:00:00

CASE STUDY: TAKING A DEEPER LOOK AT THE MUSICAL SERIES GROOVE THEORY

Despite Kenya having over 16m active media consumers, its film makers are struggling to make inroads into the local market, trailing rivals telanovas Nolly

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  • Posted On: 2014-08-02 00:00:00

FAMILY AND FRIENDS WORRIED AS ACTOR DEREK AMUNGA IS REPORTED MISSING

Derek Amunga missing and has been since 25th July 2014. His whereabouts are unknown to many of his friends, family and especially his housemate and fellow theatre actor Shem

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  • Posted On: 2014-08-02 00:00:00

WATCH THE BEST SHORT FILM KALASHA AWARDS 2014 HERE - SIMIYU SAMURAI 2

Produced by Xmedia Kenya and Directed by Robby Bresson, the movie is about a Kenyan who goes to Samurai school in Japan and then has to return after that country suffers one of its man

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  • Posted On: 2014-08-01 00:00:00

SPOTLIGHT ON #KALASHAAWARDS2014 BEST ACTRESS IN A FILM ROSE NJOROGE

Born 22nd of July 1989, 25 year old Rose K Njoroge is a multi-talented artist with actor (screen and voice), model, and scriptwriter being some of the labels

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-31 00:00:00

IN LOVING MEMORY OF NANCY NYAMBURA, RIP #JASTORINA

Nancy Nyambura’s transformation to Kanyanya or Naomi Kilewa was something one had to spare a minute to take in. Meet her out of character and she was a warm, bubbly,  extrem

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-29 00:00:00

KALASHA FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS 2014 WINNERS FULL LIST

The 5th Kalasha Film and television awards 2014 were graced by the best of what Kenya’s film industry has to offer. A far much better improvement from the last Kalasha

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-28 00:00:00

SEE THESE BREATHING TECHNIQUES THAT CAN IMPROVE YOUR ACTING PERFORMANCE

Breathing is so natural we hardly ever think about it. Yet how we breathe has a huge impact on our body and mind at any given time. By learning breathing techniques and

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-23 00:00:00

HOUSE OF LUNGULA DVDS AND THE TYRANNY OF NUMBERS

In a country with exceptional man power, talent and equipment to make commercial viable films, one can wonder why Kenya’s film industry is still not blooming. Finances are of cou

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-22 00:00:00

SPOTLIGHT ON RISING STAR ACTOR LYNNE MAINGI

Lynne Maingi, like many prolific actors, discovered her acting talent when she could barely carry out a simple mathematic equation. At only the age of 6, she found herself performing w

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-21 00:00:00

ACTING vs RELIGION and MORAL BELIEFS

Tales have been told of actors who have turned down acting gigs because the roles assigned to them does not sit well with their religious beliefs, moral standings and society’s e

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-20 00:00:00

DOES THE COLOR OF WHAT YOU WEAR AFFECT YOUR AUDITION? FIND OUT

Colors are a form of energy. When you communicate, you're expressing ideas through energy-your personality, your voice, your appearance and the COLOR you're wearing! When you

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-16 00:00:00

SEX FOR ACTING ROLES. WHERE IS THE LINE DRAWN FOR COUCH CASTING?

Three years on, Jane* a graduate of Daystar University is yet to land a role in any film despite auditioning for various productions. She has now opted to surrender her passion in acti

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-15 00:00:00

KABI GETHAIGA AND ERNEST NAPOLEON TALK ABOUT THEIR GOING BONGO EXPERIENCE

In 2012, we broke the exciting news that Kenyan actress and model Kabi Gethaiga was selected to participate in an international indie full feature film titled “Going Bongo”

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-13 00:00:00

SUE WANJIRU, SHEILA MULINYA AND MONICA OBAGA HEADING TO TALENTS DURBAN

The 35th Durban International Film Festival (17 – 27 July) is proud to present the 7th edition of Talents Durban (formerly named Talent Campus Durban) – a skills sharing, d

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-13 00:00:00

5 FILM TERMINOLOGIES EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

The Kalasha Awards, dubbed the Kenyan Oscars, are here and that means it is yet again time to vote for your favorite actors, TV programs and films. Many of us are anxious to vote for t

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-10 00:00:00

WILL VEVE BE THE MOVIE TO FINALLY BREAK THE NAIROBI HALF LIFE JINX?

Every time I find myself in a situation I have to explain who or what One Fine Day Film is, “the producers of Nairobi Half Life” automatically follows. Despite having produ

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-09 00:00:00

WHAT MAKES A KENYAN STORY? IN SEARCH OF A KENYAN STORY

I have beat myself up, literally, at times, just to try and answer this question; What story explains Kenya? What story explains the sort of culture we have? How do you make a film, a

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-09 00:00:00

NAIROBI HALF LIFE WINS BEST AFRICAN FILM AT THE AFRICAN FILM DEV. AWARDS 2014

The 2014 edition of the African Film Development Awards held in grand style during the 17th Zanzibar International Film Festival at the historic 450 years Old fort Amphitheatre by the

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-08 00:00:00

THE 4 CRUCIAL SECONDS AT AN AUDITION THAT MOST ACTORS DON’T KNOW ABOUT

As soon as the camera is rolling and the Casting Director says "slate", you need to not only introduce yourself but SELL yourself BEFORE starting to read the copy or reciting your line

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-08 00:00:00

FILMS "VEVE" AND "DECEIT" TO REP KENYA AT THE 35th DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The 35th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) will be taking place on 17th to 27th July 2014 at the city of Durban (kwazulu-natal province) South Africa and Kenyan Films Veve and

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-07 00:00:00

6 TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU ON YOUR NEXT AUDITION

1. ARRIVE ON TIME. If the auditions start at 8 a.m., try being there at least 10 minutes earlier. This especially for Nairobi where huge numbers of talent turn out. Th

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-04 00:00:00

FUNDI-MENTALS: THE NEW SEX COMEDY FROM THE MAKERS OF HOUSE OF LUNGULA

House of Lungula is probably the most talked about movie of the year 2013/2014. With 10 nominations in this year’s Kalasha already something to brag about, Historia films is not

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-04 00:00:00

APPLY FOR MAISHA FILM LAB SCRIPTWRITERS WORKSHOP BEFORE 30TH AUGUST

Maisha (which means 'life' in Kiswahili) is a non-profit training initiative for emerging East African filmmakers. We provide hands-on intensives in screenwriting, d

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-04 00:00:00

10 THINGS THAT CASTING DIRECTORS WONT TELL YOU AT AN AUDITION

Once you get in the door as an actor, you don't want to blow it. At your next audition, try these ten tips. They might help you get  a callback and BOOK the job!

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-02 00:00:00

KALASHA AWARDS NOMINEE AMINA ABDI’S RANT TO PEOPLE HATING ON NEW ACTORS

Any Kenyan actor who is “making it” or has “made it” will tell you how hard it is. Now, what you use to judge what “making it” looks like totally de

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-01 00:00:00

SHORT FILM "RELIEF" TAKES A LOOK AT KENYA IN THE YEAR 2034

Samora is a hustler in the defunct Nairobi city working as a motorcycle deliveryman. He encounters Alfa who pays him to deliver a box of Relief food each morning. The Relief food is do

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-01 00:00:00

SPOTLIGHT ON MUTHONI GATHECHA,KONA'S MATRIARCHAL FIGURE AYIRA OYANGE

52 year young charming and with a great personality, Muthoni Gathecha, must be one of those 5th wonders of the Kenya’s acting industry. In an age bracket where many fi

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  • Posted On: 2014-07-01 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTORS PARTICIPATE IN THE RELAY FOR LIFE TO AID CANCER PATIENTS

 It is estimated that 28,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in Kenya each year, with more than 20,000 deaths annually making it the third killer disease. The most frequent canc

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  • Posted On: 2014-06-25 00:00:00

GILBERT LUKALIA IS CHAIRMAN AS NEW OFFICIALS ELECTED TO THE KENYA ACTORS GUILD

22nd June 2014 marked yet another new dawn in Kenya’s acting fraternity as the Kenya Actors Guild finally gets new leadership. After being conceptualized in 2008 and o

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  • Posted On: 2014-06-24 00:00:00

JACQUEY NYAMINDE AND ANNE KANSIIME APPOINTED OLD MUTUAL BRAND AMBASSADORS

Financial services firm Old Mutual Kenya this unveiled Social Issues Champion and Queen of Comedy Anne Kansiime as the brand ambassador for a nationwide brand campaign

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  • Posted On: 2014-06-24 00:00:00

LIZZIE CHONGOTI APPOINTED NEW CEO OF KENYA FILM COMMISSION (KFC)

Ms. Lizzie Chongoti has been unveiled as the new CEO of the Kenya Film Commission (KFC).She succeeds Caroline Kittur who has been CEO in acting capacity for 5 months now.

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  • Posted On: 2014-06-24 00:00:00

CITIZEN TV NEWS ANCHOR JANET MBUGUA TO DEBUT IN STAR STUDDED SERIES RUSH

News anchor Janet Mbugua will be taking her cues from a different kind of script with her new role as Pendo Odama, in upcoming series, Rush.

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  • Posted On: 2014-06-24 00:00:00

KENYAN STUDENT FILM “STICKING RIBBONS” WINS THE SIGNIS AWARD AT ZIFF 2014

The Zanzibar International Film Festival awarded its prestigious prizes in a glittering closing ceremony on Saturday night June 21st. In his speech as Festival Director and CEO of Ziff

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  • Posted On: 2014-06-24 00:00:00

WHY YOU SHOULD PAY YOUR CAST AND CREW FOR PILOTS AND THOSE LOW BUDGETS

A few weeks ago a friend and fellow artist grilled me about why I pay cast and crew on indie film shoots. Specifically actors, who are usually more willing to do things for free than w

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  • Posted On: 2014-06-11 00:00:00

KALASHA FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS 2014 NOMINATIONS

Conceptualized in 2009, Kalasha film and television awards are back with us and are now in its 5th Edition. After taking a one year break in 2013 due to restructuring and lo

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  • Posted On: 2014-06-10 00:00:00

SPOTLIGHT ON NAIROBI HALF LIFE ACTOR MUGAMBI NTHIGA

Mugambi Nthiga started acting at the age of 5 with a soul-stirring rendition of the Little Drummer Boy at his nursery school Christmas play. He got really serious about taking acting a

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  • Posted On: 2014-06-09 00:00:00

AMAZING KENYAN SHORT FILM “ROLLING ON” COMPETING AT INTERNATIONAL CONTEST

“Rolling On” is a gripping short film with a solid social commentary on societal stereotyping and the way Nthiga (the main character) has managed to overcome, live with and

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  • Posted On: 2014-06-06 00:00:00

THE PROBLEM WITH OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM AND ART

The problem with school entrance exams is that they are focused on one thing. The students that are good in Maths and English. The end. So you can draw? We don’t care, just solve

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  • Posted On: 2014-06-04 00:00:00

WHY ACTING IS NOT DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER TYPE OF JOB

If you’ve worked in any other industry, the process for employment usually goes like this: you don’t sit around waiting for openings to be advertised in the dailies for you

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  • Posted On: 2014-06-04 00:00:00

SPOTLIGHT ON THE BIG, BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL NEOMI NG'ANG'A WAMBUI

With a cheeky look and a cantankerous personality, Neomi Ng’ang’a is one vivacious diva who is making big waves in the entertainment industry. With the titles Actress, radi

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  • Posted On: 2014-06-03 00:00:00

JOSEPH OLITA (ACTOR WHO PLAYED IDI AMIN) DIES AT THE AGE OF 70

Kenyas’ acting fraternity once again mourns as news of the death of Joseph Olita (70 years) became widespread. Standing 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 150kg in his prime, the

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  • Posted On: 2014-06-02 00:00:00

LENANA KARIBA TO REPLACE JIM IYKE AS JACK ZOLLO IN MY LIFE IN CRIME?

Popular Nigerian actor Jim Iyke will no longer play the lead role in the much anticipated Kenyan crime buster MY LIFE IN CRIME after the producers dropped him. The Nigerian &l

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  • Posted On: 2014-06-02 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH RISING ACTOR SHIRLEY JAMES LANCIVA

Shirley James Lanciva is a young up-and-coming actress. A fresh new talent frequenting the audition circuit for both theater and film. She has been spotted on the KTN series STAY, Shor

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-25 00:00:00

WATCH THE EPISODES OF THE NEW HOT WEB SERIES #RISPA HERE

A new wave of web series is really catching onto the Kenya Film Industry and Spielworks media Ltd, the production company behind shows like Higher Learning, Saints, Lies that Bind and

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-23 00:00:00

ART EXHIBITION TO GIVE HOMAGE TO 2008 PEV VICTIMS 24TH MAY 2014 iRememberKE

The Remember Exhibition reflects on the implications of the events of the year 2008, their impact and the continuing significance to our Nation’s History. In the aftermath of the ele

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-22 00:00:00

IF THIS KENYAN FILM DOESN'T GIVE YOU THE CHILLS, NOTHING EVER WILL!

Mark Maingi, director of the film Too Late, will be launching his latest film Consigned to Oblivion in July at the Alliance Francaise. The film is a neo-noir psychological thriller fil

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-15 00:00:00

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 4TH FILM AFRICA ANNUAL FESTIVAL

Film Africa is delighted to announce that it is now accepting submissions for its 2014 festival edition. In line with our commitment to screening the finest and boldest contemporary Af

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-14 00:00:00

WHERE ARE THE SCRIPTWRITERS IN KENYA TO WRITE GOOD STORIES?

I cannot stand Kenyan TV shows. The whole lot of them. Not because I am unpatriotic or I do not support local talent, but because they are all so poorly scripted. Some have superb prod

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-14 00:00:00

APPLY FOR ZIFF 2014 SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP BEFORE 31st MAY, 2014

Applications are now invited from filmmakers from East Africa (3 each from  Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania) to theworkshop to be held between 18-21 June, Zanzibar,

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-13 00:00:00

HAVE A CONTRACT IN PLACE BEFORE STARTING TO ACT. HERE IS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT

I don’t think I have met an actor who does not have a tale of how they “feel” or “think” or “believe” their rights have been infringed by (in

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-09 00:00:00

33 KENYAN MOVIES THAT COME HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND ARE A MUST WATCH.

Appreciation for Kenyan films is growing in leaps and bounds. Audiences are asking for them and thirsty to watch them. The biggest hindrance is of course availability and after posting

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-09 00:00:00

DO WE NEED A STAR SYSTEM IN KENYA IN ORDER TO SELL OUR FILMS? YES

Say what you will about Charles Bukeko aka Papa Shirandula, but he is the biggest star that the Kenya acting industry has. I don’t know if there is anyone who doesn’t know

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-09 00:00:00

ART IS LIFE. LIFE IS ART. THE EARTH WITHOUT ART IS JUST EH!

According to Wikipedia: Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities; this focuses primarily on the visual arts, which includes the creation of image

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-09 00:00:00

IS REALITY TV AND SHOWS LIKE #TUJUANE THE DISEASE OR THE CURE?

A few weeks back, the UK public was stunned when local tabloid The Mirror revealed how Josie Cunningham, a 23-year-old model and call girl, planned to have an abortion

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-08 00:00:00

HOW SHOWS LIKE PAPA SHIRANDULA AND TAHIDI HIGH GET THEIR ACTORS.

Ever wondered where tahidi high or papa shirandula or mother in law auditions occur and what time? You never hear of their auditions but always get to see new faces getting in? Well, t

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-07 00:00:00

WINS “BEST NICHE MARKET BLOG” AT THE AFRICAN BLOGGER AWARDS 2014

The winners of the first annual African Blogger Awards - that saw over 520 entries from 27 African countries – have been announced. The competition received entries fro

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-07 00:00:00

MARKETING 101: WHAT IS AN ACTORS BIO AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT.

An actor’s biography (bio in short and not to be confused with an autobiography) is a summary of all the work you have done in your acting career. Its purpose is to explain the&r

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-06 00:00:00

ARE ACTORS SHORTCHANGED WHEN ACTING FOR IN-HOUSE TV PRODUCTIONS?

Without a shadow of a doubt, the Kenyan film and acting industry is growing. I base that statement from the number of professionals who can now easily answer the question “What d

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  • Posted On: 2014-05-02 00:00:00

STRENGTH OF A WOMAN : HOW MUCH CAN A WOMAN REALLY ENDURE?

“Over time the role and purpose of women in the society and community has been redefined by the contemporary influences as well as the bravery of other women who have stood coura

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  • Posted On: 2014-04-29 00:00:00

NI SISI FILM IS THE OFFICIAL SELECTION AT THE AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK 2014

Ni Sisi Film that premiered in 2013, will be making it's U.S premier at this years New york African Film Festival(AFF). The highly acclaimed P.E.V movie which has also been nomina

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  • Posted On: 2014-04-29 00:00:00

ACTOR BRIAN OGANA IS THE CHARIOT OF LOVE. DO YOU WANT RELATIONSHIP ADVICE?

Chariot of love is a 60’ minute Talk show focusing on love and relationships. It is an interactive program that celebrates love, informs, educate and entertain through open discu

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  • Posted On: 2014-04-25 00:00:00

EXTRACTING LUPITA NYONGO'S CHARACTER (PATSEY) IN 12 YEARS A SLAVE

We are introduced to Patsey in the film along with 8 slaves that have been brought to work on Master Edwin Epps cotton plantation. Patsey is a young 23 year old offspring of a “G

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  • Posted On: 2014-04-25 00:00:00

HOW KENYAN ACTORS WILL BE CELEBRATING WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY

Performers Rights Society of Kenya will be marking the World Intellectual Property Day this Saturday the 26th of April and is inviting all audio-visual artists(Actors, Musicians, Poets

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  • Posted On: 2014-04-24 00:00:00

SHOULD AUDITIONS BE THE ONLY CRITERIA USED TO JUDGE AN ACTORS ABILITY?

Are AUDITIONS the ONLY 'Yard Stick' that should be used to determine an actor's inclusion in, or exclusion from, a film project.....? This is a question that I've a

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  • Posted On: 2014-04-12 00:00:00

THE BROADCAST FILM AND MUSIC (BFMA) CONFERENCE 2014 IS BACK

The Broadcast Film and Music conference 2014 is set to feature a variety of dynamic platforms to support Africa's emerging digital media and creative content developers & ente

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  • Posted On: 2014-04-10 00:00:00

THE 1ST KENYAN FILM TO DISPLAY ON AN IMAX SCREEN - BETWEEN THE LINES

There is a certain unexplainable power that cinema exudes. You really can’t compare the experience of watching a movie on the big screen with that of watching the same movie on T

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  • Posted On: 2014-04-06 00:00:00

ACTING FRATERNITY MOURNS AS VETERAN ACTRESS ELIZABETH ARUWA PASSES ON

It has been barely a month since I last had Elizabeth Aruwa in my thoughts. This was right after I had watched her amazing performance on a short film she featured in titled “Kil

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-22 00:00:00

NETWORKING: HOW TO DO IT AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU AS AN ACTOR

I like attending film related events. Name them: movie premiers, film/acting workshops and seminars, wrap parties (the ones I can manage to gate crush just incase I am not invited) etc

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-21 00:00:00

LUPITA NYONG'O DECLINES TO BE INTERVIEWED BY A KENYAN NEWSPAPER?

I don't know how true this is, but rumor has it that Lupita Nyong'o ( or rather her marketing team and managers) refused for her to do an interview with a local newspaper in

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-20 00:00:00

STANDARDS RAISED AND EQUALLY LOWERED AS WRONG NUMBER FINALLY PREMIERS

Standards were raised as the long awaited movie Wrong Number finally premiered on the 19th of March 2014 at Alliance Francaise. For how long it was awaited you ask? Well 2 y

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-21 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTOR ACCUSED OF DEFILING A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL IS PRESSING CHARGES

An unhappy Davis called on 13th-march and in a concerned voice asks me if I’ve seen the story that is circulating on facebook about him having molested a 14 year old girl? Shocke

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-18 00:00:00

WINNERS ANNOUNCED AS 1st RIVERWOOD ACADEMY AWARDS SUCCUMBS PUBLIC SCRUTINY

Red Carpet? Check. Great Lighting?Check. Trophies? Check. Sound check? Uhhmm..wasnt well checked.  Never the less, the who’s who in the Kenyan Film Industry once again met a

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-18 00:00:00

COMEDIAN DAVID WASAMBLA ON A MISSION TO SAVE BABIES DYING FROM HYPOTHERMIA

I was introduced to David for the 1st time on 9th March 2014 and little did I know I was meeting someone who would not only touch my life but is already changing the lives of many youn

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-14 00:00:00

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 8TH FILM AID FILM FESTIVAL

Theme: “Untold Stories” This year’s festival celebrates the numerous untold stories from the refugees and marginalized others from around the world. Showcasing the fi

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-14 00:00:00

THE SAMARITANS- A COMEDY TV DRAMA ABOUT AN NGO THAT DOES NOTHING

12th March 2014 saw the premier of one of the most hilarious Kenyan series I have had the pleasure of watching. The Samaritans , a mockumentary style new comedy TV show revolving aroun

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-14 00:00:00

IS THE SUCCESS OF LUPITA NYONG'O A SUCCESS FOR KENYA OR HER INDIVIUAL SUCCESS?

It is amazing what can happen when one believes in their talents and the capabilities. It is what we have seen as the case with some of the world’s greatest millionaires and big

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-12 00:00:00

NAIROBI HALF LIFE AND MAMA DUKA WIN BIG AT THE #AMVCA2014

The Kenyan movie industry hit a new high on Saturday night, only a week after Lupita Nyong’o put the country in the international spotlight after winning the Oscars. The Africa M

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-11 00:00:00

MARKETING 101: HOW TO GET NOTICED AS AN ACTOR AND GET THOSE ROLES.

Everyone has heard of the story of Cinderella- it’s a major part of our culture. And it’s a fairy tale. Most little girls grow up in our society thinking that one day &ldqu

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-08 00:00:00

OLIVER LITONDO RECEIVES AN AFRICAN AWARD FOR MOVIE EXCELLENCE.

The 2014 African Achievers Awards (AAA) was in partnership with the Institute of Leadership and Management and was hosted at The Presidential Bnaquet Hall, State House, Accra, Ghana on

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-08 00:00:00

NIGERIAN ACTRESS JUDITH AUDU'S ADVICE TO ACTORS WANTING TO GO TO NIGERIA

For those who might not know her,Judith Audu is a nigerian actress, blogger, model and voice-over artiste. She has a B.A. in French and Masters degree in Public Relations and Internati

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-07 00:00:00

IS GO TV CLOSING? KENYAN SUBSCRIBERS RANT AS ZIMBABWE SIGNALS ARE SWITCHED OFF.

GO Tv subscribers have pounded on the Pay Television company social media pages to raise serious concerns about their inability to access services they have paid for.

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-05 00:00:00

ZUKU IS COMMISSIONING FEATURE LENGTH FILMS FOR ITS SWAHILI MOVIES CHANNEL

 Zuku TV seeks to commission feature length Swahili films for broadcast on Zuku Swahili Movies, the only TV channel dedicated to showcasing the best of Swahili films 24/7.  Z

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-05 00:00:00

THE 27 COMMANDMENTS EVERY ACTOR SHOULD ABIDE TO WHEN ON SET

From the onset of arriving on a set, chances are high  that when you show up on the day, your approval rating among the crew is already pretty low. After all, they’ve been t

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-05 00:00:00

6 THINGS THAT ARE WRONG AND NEED TO CHANGE IN OUR THEATRE INDUSTRY

In the past year, Lupita has shone as the golden girl of Hollywood thanks to her riveting performance in 12 Years a Slave with her success culminating in her Best Supporting Actress wi

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-05 00:00:00

STATE HOUSE TV SERIES WELCOMES US INTO THE LIFE OF THE PRESIDENT

If there is one thing Americans know how to do best, it is to sell their country. I haven’t been to America (Yet) but I know how it looks like and I sure as hell know I do not wa

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-04 00:00:00

PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA'S MESSAGE TO LUPITA NYONG'O AS SHE HEADS TO THE OSCARS

"I join Millions of Kenyan and worldwide fans to congratulate and support Lupita Nyong’o as she confronts one of the biggest nights in her career so far. Lupita’s accomplis

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-02 00:00:00

NOMINEES FOR THE 1ST RIVERWOOD ACADEMY AWARDS

As we approach 15th March 2014, the date that the 1st Riverwood academy awards will take place at Alliance Francaise, the nominees were finally unveiled at Kenya National th

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-02 00:00:00

HIT DHOLUO MOVIE (with subtitltes) MOS KODE, IS FINALLY OUT ON DVD. DONGE!

Mos Kode is a very intriguing drama that reflects on the skeletons that we work tirelessly to hide in our cabinets. The thing we practice in the dark and hope that shall never see the

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-26 00:00:00

THE PROCESS OF BECOMING: DREAM. CREATE. STUDY. FOCUS. BE

Somebody once said you have to die to resurrect. Dust yourself, dress the part and act on new directions if the old ones are not working. Get fresh ideas and fuel up your dream. R

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-26 00:00:00

JOIN KENYAN FILMMAKERS IN THIS CAMPAIGN TO CLOTHE THE LESS FORTUNATE

FilmAid has started a campaign to assist the asylum seekers and refugees who have arrived at the Kakuma refugee camp from the war torn South Sudan. A majority are children and wom

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-26 00:00:00

10 THINGS I'D LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN IN THE KENYAN FILM INDUSTRY THIS YEAR

If there is anything to remember about 2013 apart from the obvious pop culture references to twerking, socialites and salacious high-profile scandals; it would be some of the strides t

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-26 00:00:00

KIBERA FILM SCHOOL'S 5TH GRADUATION CEREMONY- 1ST MARCH 2014

Hot Sun Foundation, home to (Kibera Film School, Kibera TV and Hot Sun Productions ) trains youth in filmmaking as writers, actors, directors, location scouts, designers, camera people

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-25 00:00:00

NEW POLICE TV DRAMA SERIES (AFANDE) TO BE BETTER THAN INSPEKTA MWALA

From the producers of ‘HEKAYA ZA LIKOBE’ comes a sizzling police TV Drama series,called ‘AFANDE’. A depiction of real life police drama where cast members dress

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-24 00:00:00

SPOTLIGHT ON ONE OF MOMBASA'S PROLIFIC ACTORS- ERIC OMTERE

Eric Omtere is an actor from Mombasa who is popularly known for his role as Roy (Loverboy) in the program UDHALIMU which was on KBC and is still being aired on Africa Magic Swahili. He

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-24 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH PETER ODERA - THE BROTHER OF HOLLYWOOD ACTOR OWISO

Peter Oruka Odera started acting on screen back in early 2011. He made his debut on Changing Times(KTN) as a mafia henchman. Soon he got other roles like on Mali as a lawyer, Noose of

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-24 00:00:00

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY OF THE NEW TEACHER WANJIKU SHOW

We all heard that Caroline Wanjiku Tharau or commonly known as Teacher Wanjiku, will have her new show after a fall out with Churchill where she was really the show stopper. Her fall o

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-24 00:00:00

HUJUMA - THE NIGERIAN TV SERIES PRODUCED LOCALLY WITH KENYAN CAST

The entry of a new Nigerian drama into the Kenyan televisions will no doubt cement the fact that Nigerian films resonate well with many Kenyans. First there was Abelejayan, a sensation

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-24 00:00:00

RIVERWOOD ENSEMBLE ACADEMY AWARDS 2014

 Riverwood Ensemble, a coming together of over 200 film producers from all over Kenya and employers of over 4000 youth decided to come together and recognize the players in the fi

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-18 00:00:00

5 REASONS WHY MOST ACTORS DONT TAKE TIME TO LEARN THE BUSINESS OF ACTING

The business of acting is an important concept to know and is also one of the single most overlooked concepts among new actors. Why do you think they call it show BUSINESS and not show

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-18 00:00:00

MARKETING 101 FOR ACTORS AND FILMMAKERS - PRESS RELEASE

Ever wondered how you see some actors in the media a lot and some you don't get to see at all? Well, that is because their managers/agents/PR/marketing teams are working to get th

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-18 00:00:00

VERONICAH MWAURA INVOLVED IN A GRUESOME CAR ACCIDENT (PHOTOS)

Veteran actress, Veronicah Mwaura, known for her roles in tahidi high and more commonly as Bi. Maria Mavuno in Mashtaka, was involved in a car accident on Valentine’s day on her

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-17 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTORS NOW HAVE HEALTHCARE, SAVINGS AND CREDIT SERVICES - SANAA SACCO

I am sure many actors who live off and survive from this profession can attest to the financial roller coaster they go through.  One minute you have it and it’s all gone the

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-09 00:00:00

K-YOUTH MEDIA: EQUIPPING A GHETTO CHILD WITH MEDIA AND FILM TRAINING

K-Youth Media is a non-profit making youth organization founded in 2011 whose main goal is to equip young people from the urban slums of Nairobi, both school going and non school going

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-06 00:00:00

WITHOUT DOING SOMETHING TO CHANGE THE STATUS QUO, THINGS WILL REMAIN THE SAME.

I have read a lot of happy and sad stuff on the many groups on Facebook regarding Kenyans film industry. If it is not the actors complaining about mistreatment by producers and unfairn

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-02 00:00:00

WHAT PLANS DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUR ACTING CAREER THIS YEAR? THIS SHOULD HELP

This is the year when the country and the region goes digital. It is however sad that there are artists and actors who have not taken time to interrogate and comprehend what this means

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  • Posted On: 2014-01-29 00:00:00

TOP 20 MOST "GOOGLED" KENYAN ACTORS IN THE YEAR 2013

It is really interesting to read some of the statistics that websites can give you. They include stuff like what browser people are reaching your website from, which device they are us

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  • Posted On: 2014-01-13 00:00:00

A TIME WILL COME IN YOUR ACTING CAREER WHEN YOU WILL HAVE TO SAY NO!

One important lesson I have come to learn other than how to deal with and handle rejection as my acting career progresses is learning the Art of saying no to offers. I am not only talk

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  • Posted On: 2014-01-10 00:00:00

VOTE #TEAMKENYA - AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS 2014, HERE IS HOW.

The announcement for the nominees of AMVCA's 2014 was made during AfricaMagic’s 10th Anniversary celebration event which took place on 5-DEC-2-13 at the Landmark Village in Victoria Island, Lagos.

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  • Posted On: 2014-01-09 00:00:00

HOW TO WRITE AN AUDITION ALERT FOR IT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY

Casting calls and audition alerts are the first point of contact between you (the producer/production company) and your potential actors. It will determine the way your project is perc

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  • Posted On: 2014-01-09 00:00:00

DO YOU KNOW AND FULLY UNDERSTAND "THE 3 P's OF ACTING"?

So, you want to be an actor... why not! All the world's a stage, you know. However, if you choose to be a player on the world's stage, there are some things you may want to c

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  • Posted On: 2014-01-09 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH EDWARD NYANARO

Edward Nyanaro is one of those multi-talented artists with a bone of entrepreneurship in them. In a world where most artists are known to lack one or two skills to push them forward in

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-18 00:00:00

HOW TO THINK AS AN ACTOR - ADVISED BY PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR JOHN KARANJA

The understanding that you have to work your act out as an artist everyday must always ring in the mind. It is the fundamental business of waking up to go to the set that you should be

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-16 00:00:00

AFRICA MOVIE ACADEMY AWARDS (AMAA) 2014- CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Africa Movie Academy Awards invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short and documentary works for consideration for the 10th edition of the prestigious 2014 AMAA Awards that

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-14 00:00:00

KENYA GETS 22 NOMINATIONS - AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS 2014. (FULL LIST)

Nominees for the second edition of the prestigious AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards 2014 (AMVCAs) have been revealed. The announcement was made during AfricaMagic’s 10th

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-06 00:00:00

6 MYTHS ABOUT PIRACY THAT NEED TO BE CLEARED

MYTH 1: Piracy creates Jobs & fights poverty. FACT is:  Piracy creates a black market for stolen goods. Those are not legitimate jobs. Secondly the income one generates by sel

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-05 00:00:00

KENYA’S 1ST MUSICAL TV DRAMA SERIES- THE GROOVE THEORY

I was cordially invited to attend the premier (on 3rd Dec 2013 at the National Museum) of what looks like a daring step in the fusion world of music and acting. Some few years ago, bot

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-04 00:00:00

HOUSE OF LUNGULA MOVIE REVIEW

From the first scene of the movie, the director, Alex Konstantaras, makes clear the intention of the film; sex and humor. It’s as if they are trying to promote Gerald Langiri (wh

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-03 00:00:00

10 WAYS GREAT ACTORS THINK DIFFERENTLY FROM YOU

As an actor, I know you have read about sharpening your skills, rebranding yourself as a product, marketing yourself etc. yet nothing or very little is manifesting and as much as we ar

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-02 00:00:00

HERE IS WHY YOU DONT SEE YOUR FAVOURITE KENYAN MOVIES ON DVD

A friend of mine chats me up and asks where he can buy or get the following Kenyan movies on DVD; Nairobi Half Life, House of Lungula, Lost in Africa, Shattered, LEO, Captain of Nakara

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-27 00:00:00

THE B.E.A.U.T.Y OF ACTING

Sometime back I spoke about the science of acting and this time round I would like to discuss the BEAUTY of acting. As an actor you need to involve yourself with appreciating the follo

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-26 00:00:00

THE ART SYNTHESIS RAISED KSH 170K -VERONICA WACEKE ON HER WAY TO RECEIVE TREATMENT

What went down at Alliance francaise on the 23rd Nov 2013 was special. For the first time, artists in the different genres of art, set aside their time and came together in aid of thei

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-25 00:00:00

ACTORS GEAR UP TO MAKE DOCUMENTARIES! FILM AFRICA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

When the first edition of Film Africa Documentary Film Festival opened last week (4th - 9th Nov) at CBD Nairobi, the expectation was to get the seasoned documentary film makers to pres

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-19 00:00:00

10 FEMALE ACTORS AND/OR PRODUCERS IN KENYA'S FILM INDUSTRY THAT INSPIRE ME

Sometime back I wrote an article about my favorite actors in Kenya. So today I am looking at women living my life.Women who inspire me in the Industry, women who when I think of quitti

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-08 00:00:00

FAMOUS KENYAN ACTOR GETS FIRED FOR BEING A "DIVA"

Professionalism and humility are two words most actors don’t seem to fully grasp when it comes to their careers. They reach an epitome of success and either forgets where they

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-08 00:00:00

THE LEGENDARY ACTOR KNOWN AS J.S.O - JOHN SIBI OKUMU

John Sibi-Okumu is a Kenyan actor and journalist, best known internationally for his role in The Constant Gardener. Sibi-Okumu started acting in 1968 while a student at Lenana School,

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-06 00:00:00

IN MEMORY OF SIDEDE ONYULO 1955–2008

Sidede Onyulo (1955 TO 2008) was a Kenyan actor, most famous for his role as Owour in Oscar winning movie Nowhere in Africa. Sidede Onyulo was born Peter Sidede Onyulo in Kajulu (Ke

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-06 00:00:00

THE NOKIA-SPONSORED KENYAN TV SERIES - “STAY”

A new 13-episode comedy drama series like no other is about to hit the Kenyan audiences with a bang in more ways than one.  Which is the 1st way you ask?  Well, it

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-05 00:00:00

HOUSE OF LUNGULA SET FOR ITS PREMIER ON 21ST NOV 2013 AT CENTURY CINEMAX

The long wait is finally over. The much anticipated and much hyped kenyan movie the House of Lungula has announced its premier details. Thursday ,21st Nov 2013 at Century Cinemax (Naku

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-05 00:00:00

OTHER KENYAN ACTORS WORTH TALKING ABOUT IN HOLLYWOOD

Lupita Nyong’o is no doubt making Kenyans, if not Africa, proud with the ripples she is making in Hollywood, the biggest film industry in the world.  The place most, if not

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-29 00:00:00

MAINA WILFRED OLWENYA GETS CAST IN A BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE ADVERT

With the new season just having kicked off about 4months ago, Barclays Premier league embarked on a journey to give back to their fans around the world with who they have a committed r

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-29 00:00:00

ACTOR ODEK OCHUNG’ PAPI ODEQ - THE MAN BEHIND THE BAND "TAMASHA BEATS"

ODEK OCHUNG’ is a male Kenyan citizen whose passion for Performing Arts has seen him dedicate most of his time and life to the same, Performing Arts!ODEK OCHUNG’ (‘Pa

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-28 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH ROBERT AGENGO

A candid chat with Robert Agengo, one of the lead actors in the series 'KONA'.Valentine Zikie had a chance to catch up with the actor. Here is what the charming screen star h

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-25 00:00:00

ACTORS, HERE IS HOW TO HANDLE GOOD AND BAD REVIEWS FROM CRITICS

Reviews are the bogeymen of the acting biz. Objects of both desire and dread, they hover in the shadows, singing a siren’s promise of approval, or else waiting to ambush the unwa

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-23 00:00:00

"LETS NOT CELEBRATE LUPITA NYONG'O PREMATURELY" SAYS CRITIC

Lupita Nyongo won her first award on Monday night at the 17th Hollywood Film Awards.Nyong’o received the New Hollywood A

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-23 00:00:00

LIZZ NJAGAH WINS BEST ACTRESS AT THE LONDON GREEK FILM FESTIVAL 2013

Barely a month has gone by since we reported that top kenyan actress Lizz Njagah was nominated for the best actress category at the sixth London Greek Film Festival, than do we receive

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-18 00:00:00

"ACTING AND PROSTITUTION ARE SIMILAR" SAYS KEN

I know from the title you might be asking yourself if I am sane or if it was a mistake by the author. An omission or maybe the writer was under the influence of something. Well first l

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-16 00:00:00

POINTERS ON PERFORMING MONOLOGUES :ACTING 101

Keep practicing with and saying tongue twisters, speak with your tongue out, relax your vocal cords and remember to breath using your diaphragm. Learn your monologue inside out, be the

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-16 00:00:00

SHINE-ON: ANOTHER ONLINE SHOW HAS EMERGED FOCUSING ON KENYAN PERSONALITIES

Shine-On is a reloaded version of the Plug-In online show, which has been running for four weeks with a new episode uploaded on every Wednesday. The show so far

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-16 00:00:00

16 POSSIBLE REASONS WHY YOU ARE NOT BEING SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR ACTING CAREER

I have lots of people on my. Acting Career Quick Start mailing list who are, as they say, "sitting on the fence". They say they have the goal to become an actor, have an acting career,

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-13 00:00:00

6 STEPS TO LAUNCH YOUR ACTING CAREER

A lot of actors start with enthusiasm but the daily stress of self- submissions, auditioning, not getting jobs, no-responses  from agents, not being able to GET IN THE DOOR to aud

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-12 00:00:00

USE THIS CHECKLIST TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF BOOKING THE JOB AT AN AUDITION

To increase your success in auditioning create your own CHECKLIST...It's a SYSTEM  for winning!  Follow mine or devise your own!Here Is mine:

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-12 00:00:00

THE STRUGGLE OF BEING AN ACTRESS AND HAVING A LOVING RELATIONSHIP: LINDA KINYITA

I met a guy two weeks ago and when I told him that I am an actress he asked me what my future plan was especiallywhen it comes to getting a husband and raising a family.. how would I h

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-09 00:00:00

HOW TO GET AHEAD AND GET WHAT YOU WANT AS AN ACTOR IN THIS INDUSTRY.

For half a year, I had been in the house writing colourful CVs with flower petals at the Bottom, that is how I acquired exemplary skills in CV writing. But I realize our industry (the

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-07 00:00:00

ACTOR TIPS ON THE SCIENCE AND PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND SCRIPT ANALYSIS

How do you see what's going on in a script so deeply you can craft amazing performances and give masterful auditions for any casting director? People often think, "To develop grea

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-07 00:00:00

TOP 10 MALE KENYAN ACTORS 2013

As much as I always say that local TV stations do not do much to promote the local film industries,there are a few people who are lucky to have found a niche in the local stations and

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-01 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH SHARON MWIKALI MUTUKU AKA SOFIA (MACHACHARI)

Sharon Mwikali Mutuku or famously known as Sofia from the hit Citizen TV kids show Machachari, has more than meets the eye. Born and raised in Shaurimoyo and a product of TumuTumu High

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-29 00:00:00

THERE IS LACK OF KENYAN FILMS FOR TEACHING PURPOSES IN OUR UNIVERSITIES

I’m always proud of being in the first ever batch of students to graduate with a film degree from a public university in Kenya having completed my studies at Kenyatta University&

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-09 00:00:00

HOUSE OF LUNGULA PREMIER DATE AND OFFICIAL TRAILER RELEASED-CHECK IT OUT

I dont know about the rest of you but I was getting tired of reading about House of Lungula this and House of Lungula that. I was going crazy with all the hype and buzz the movie had c

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-09 00:00:00

WE'VE SEEN "MALI" AND "LIES THAT BIND" ..AND HERE COMES "KONA" - KENYAN SOAPS

Kona is an East African Telenovela where glitz and glamour meets grit and sweat; love and family confront betrayal and solitude; success and triumph are pitted against failure

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-09 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTRESS LUPITA NYONGO TAKING OVER HOLLYWOOD

Lupita Nyong'o was born in Mexico, to Kenyan parents, and was raised primaril

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-09 00:00:00

THE PLUG-IN SHOW- A NEW ONLINE TALK SHOW FOR THE GENERATION Y

When we say TV is changing it is really changing, a new show that will redefine online shows will be launched this mid week (28TH August 2013). The Plug-In show is a talk show combinin

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-26 00:00:00

ROBBA - MAYBE CRIME IS AN OPTION- SHORT FILM. WATCH IT HERE

Robba is the story about a man whose life has hit rock bottom. After losing his job, he is forced to do whatever is necessary to fend for his loving wife and unborn child. The lack of

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-20 00:00:00

"MY LIFE IN CRIME WILL FLOP IF JIM IYKE PLAYS THE LEAD" SAYS FILM CRITIC

After the successful production of Nairobi Half Life (2012), it seems like the local film industry is prepared for yet another crime thriller by the celebrated Canadian produc

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-20 00:00:00

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE - HOUSEMATES ( A KIKWETU PRODUCTION)

It’s a new dawn for Kenya’s television, as new and entertaining programs premier

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-20 00:00:00

STOP THE WHINING AND APPRECIATE THE 'OLD FACES'. THEY ARE WORKING!

Lately, I don’t look forward to watching new Hollywood movies or even series like I used to a while back. Reason; I’m tired of seeing the likes of Brad Pitt, Denzel Washing

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-14 00:00:00

MANDELA'S 9 BASIC POINTS OF PASSING AN AUDITION AND BEING AN ACTOR

The development of Kenyan stage and set art has been phenomenal in recent days, so is the emergence of promising talents. However, most people who believe that they have something to o

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-14 00:00:00

"CHURCHILL SHOW IS ON A SLUMP" SAYS RONALD

It’s about time Kenyan comedians thought about having ghost-writers for their material. With all respect to Mr. Daniel Ndambuki and being a pioneer in the Kenyan Comedic scene, C

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-14 00:00:00

JAZZ MOLL'S RANT AND EXPERIENCE IN THE U.K THEATRE COMPARED TO KENYA'S

I am a young actor and when I say young, I mean 17years of age..call me a teen if you like. I have just finished my IGCSE at Braeburn Gitanga and just returned from the UK from perform

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-14 00:00:00

DERRICK ASSETTO AND HIS HOLLYWOOD DOUBLE DJIMON HOUNSOU

BORN: 4th January 1977 , 36 year old Derrick Assetto is largely and famously known as the 1st and only Kenyan representative to ever grace the first pan-regional season of t

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-13 00:00:00

67 YEAR OLD ACTOR DAVID NGANGA GOES BACK TO SCHOOL- GUMBARU SKOOL

60 year old David Nga’nga’ , Peterson Gathambo, James Okete,Mary Otieno, Peace Ochola, Diophine Nyamweya, Mark Mutinda, Webo James Mwende, Emmanuel Simba, Peter Murei Jacks

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-05 00:00:00

HOW ACTRESS JACKY VIKE GOT HER BIG BREAK AGAINST ALL ODDS

From her start as a star of Kenyan schools drama festivals, Jacky Vike has taken her talent and run with it. Today she is a well known actress with roles on leading TV shows, award

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-01 00:00:00

"IT IS EASIER FOR ME TO PLAY A VILLAIN" : ACTOR PETER KING MWANIA

For many, reconciling the character from ‘Ni Sisi’ with the sweet real-life guy, can be a bit of a challenge. And as  Margaretta Wa Gacheru finds out, Peter King t

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-01 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH SUSAN WANJIRU

The question on many people’s minds as they watched Something Necessary was, where has such amazing talent been all this time? Susan Wanjiru is the first actress in Kenya to re-e

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-01 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH MAUREEN KOECH

24 year old Maureen Koech has been acting since her nostalgic high school days where she joined the school drama club.She has performed in several plays performed at the Alliance Franc

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-01 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH WALTER LAGAT

25 year old Q’damah Walter Lagat is a stage and screen actor who 1st got his big break in the film Post Election Violence film "Something Necessary" that was released early 2013.

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-23 00:00:00

NAIROBI HALF LIFE AND NI SISI WIN BIG AT THE ZIFF 2013 AWARDS.

The magnificent sunrays lit the blue waters of the Indian Ocean as the far horizons engulfed the setting sun. Hundreds of fishermen brought the dhows to dock. As darkness crept in in t

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-15 00:00:00

TRIBUTE TO THE OLD SCHOOL: A MESSAGE BY VALENTINE ZIKI TO THE NEW ACTORS.

I'm in my thirties, (twenties if you're thinking of casting me in your project) and I got into this industry ages ago. Well it feels like it's been ages.

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-12 00:00:00

"I AM KENYAN NOT TANZANIAN" GERMAN BASED ACTRESS ASHLEY TOTO SPEAKS.

My heart always leaps with joy whenever I get a call from a number that I have to scratch my head once or twice to figure out which country the caller Id is from, especially if it&rsqu

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-12 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH BRIAN OGOLA

"I am a very hard working Kenyan. i love acting, I love being on stage and in front of the camera. i am going to do great things in this industry, I already know."

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-11 00:00:00

MIXING BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE: IS NICE GITHINJI AND OBINNA IGWEE HAVING A FLING?

Nice Githinji is not new to controversies. Infact I think she is the most controversial actress in Kenya both on screen and off-screen. If it’s not her fake death, it’s her

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-09 00:00:00

THE STORY OF DWARF AND PINT SIZED ACTOR KELVIN MATATA

The place is the National Youth Talent Academy in the leafy Karen suburbs. Acting class students are putting what they have learnt into practice. Despite being pint-sized, one student

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-08 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH LIES THAT BIND ACTRESS AND MODEL OLYMPIA OWIRA AKA MAMA BOI

Many may/wont remember her from Changing Times where she played Betty, but her character, Mama Boi, on the Soap Opera Lies that Bind is unimissable. Olympia Owira or Double O as her fr

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-08 00:00:00

ONE ONE ONE WITH THE CLASSY AND SASSY ACTRESS AND FASHION BLOGGER JOY KENDI.

Many of you may remember her or rather her character on the hit series Changing Times where she played the twenging Patricia. Joy Kendi is however one interesting female species with a

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-08 00:00:00

ACTRESS ALVINA GACHUGU: 20 YEAR OLD MOTHER OF 1,OPENS UP ABOUT HER LIFE

Unplanned pregnancy is a teenager’s biggest fear. If it happens however, that should not mark the end of life.Actress and musician ALVINA GACHUGU, 20, faced simi

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-08 00:00:00

ADULTS ONLY CONTROVERSIAL MOVIE "HOUSE OF LUNGULA" RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO.

A big thumbs up must be given to the marketing team of this movie. It has sparked a lot of interest, love and hate from the public anxiously waiting for its release which has been slat

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-08 00:00:00

WHAT IS A HEADSHOT AND WHY IS IT A MUST HAVE FOR EVERY ACTOR?

A head shot or headshot is a modern portrait for todays actor branding and marketing needs, where the focus of the photograph is the personality inside the person captured. A headshot

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-08 00:00:00

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CHRISTIAN MOVIE- THE DISTANT BOAT

Those who thought they had seen the first and last fast paced Kenya movie on watching Nairobi Half Life, are in for a rude awakening. Say hello to The Distant Boat. The Distant Boat is

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-06 00:00:00

TWO SIDES - MUCH HYPED TV SERIES RELEASES ITS TRAILER - WATCH IT HERE

Much publicized and hyped TV series titled TWO SIDES has finally released their trailer and I must say,the hype was not for nothing judging by what the trailer showcases.

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-04 00:00:00

KNOW MORE ABOUT MAISHA (TV SERIES) MAIN ACTRESS-LYNN MUNGAI

2nd year student at USIU, and also a Producer at Arimus Medi

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-04 00:00:00

NIGERIA TO SHOOT MTV SHUGA 3 THIS TIME ROUND

Shuga, a TV series that was first aired in 2009 on MTV Base as part of an initiative dubbed MTV Staying Alive Ignite, is going to be produced and filmed in Nigeria for the first time.

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-04 00:00:00

IAN MUGOYA AND LUCY WAIGERA RE-KINDLE AN OLD FLING - INNOFACES

Kenyan Music Videos are no doubt setting the pace in the audio-visual film industry. With actors also being used in music videos to tell the story nothing but thumb

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-01 00:00:00

HOW TO GET REGULAR WORK IN TV/FILM PRODUCTION AND AS AN ACTOR

Working in TV or film production as a freelancer isn’t always easy, with the majority of jobs based on short-term contracts. For any role – whether you’re a r

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  • Posted On: 2013-06-18 00:00:00

50 ACRES OF LAND SET ASIDE FOR A FILM CITY IN MACHAKOS - GOVERNER ALFRED MUTUA.

The mind blowing and very successful Machakos Investment Conference held at Manzoni Lodge on the 16th - 18th May 2013 saw a surplus of investors attend than what was expected.” W

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  • Posted On: 2013-06-10 00:00:00

KENYA'S ACTING FRATERNITY LOSES A SOLDIER: R.I.P BETH MBAYA AKA WANADE

The untimely death of Beth Mbaya famously known as Wanade of Citizen TVs series Mother-in-law came as a shock to many including myself. Especially since good news came out that she was

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  • Posted On: 2013-05-10 00:00:00

DONGE: THE KSH 200,000 NAIVAS ADVERT THAT DANIEL OWIRA (OTONGLO BOY) DID.

Earlier this month, Naivas Supermarket released a TV commercial featuring 'Otonglo Time' narrator Daniel Owira. I

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  • Posted On: 2013-05-06 00:00:00

LOCAL CONTENT SHOULD INCREASE BY 60% SAYS PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA

The growing importance of Kenya’s electronic media and creative content industries was emphasised in President Kenyatta’s speech to the opening session of Parliament in whi

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-30 00:00:00

FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STAGE AND SCREEN ACTING

Stage Acting: In theatre, once the curtain goes up, th

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-30 00:00:00

3 TIPS FOR ACTORS MOVING TO SCREEN FROM THEATRE

If most of your experience is in theater acting, you may find working in front of the camera a little awkward. Do not worry; it is much easier for a theatre actor to switch to screen a

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-30 00:00:00

PHONEY - A SERIES COMING TO A MOBILE PHONE NEAR YOU.SHOT ON A NOKIA N8.

Do we have talent in kenya? Definately! Do we have creatives in Kenya? Yes. Do you hate people who like to answer their own questions like what I am doing right now? *rhetorical* . Ser

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-23 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTORS REACT TO JIM IYKE PLAYING JACK ZOLLO (LEAD ROLE) IN MY LIFE IN CRIME

Popular Nigerian actor Jim Iyke commonly known for his bad boy roles has been cast the lead role of Jack Zollo in the much anticipated Kenyan crime buster ‘MY LIFE IN CRIME&r

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-19 00:00:00

ACTOR/MODEL EPHY SAINT CLAIMS NIGERIAN ACTOR PETE EDOCHIE IS HIS FATHER

Veteran Nigerian actor Pete Edochie has denied he fathered Kenyan heart-throb Ephy Muriithi aka Ephy Saint.Credible sources close to Ephy say the Tahidi High and Shuga actor strongly b

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-12 00:00:00

SHARLYN MUNGAI WINS MONOLOGUE CHALLANGE AGAIN AND LANDS ROLE IN A TV SERIES

The second edition of the Actors Monologue Challenge held at the usual venue (club Sylk) on the 26th of March 2013 was once again won by Sharlyn Mungai. Sharlyn was the winner of the 1

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-12 00:00:00

HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU GET PAID IF WORKING AS FILM CREW?FIND OUT

Are you working as crew or are interested to be part of crew in the Kenyan Film industry? Well you need to know what this career path will earn you<

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-09 00:00:00

THE KEY TO GETTING AN AGENT IN KENYA! CASTING AGENT LOWRY DENZEL EXPLAINS.

The most misunderstood aspect of being a casting or modeling agent in Kenya is that agents are sometimes perceived to be the ones who decide which actor or model gets on which show. In

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-03 00:00:00

WAS LIZZ NJAGAH JUSTIFIED TO WALK OUT OF THIS SHOW OR WAS IT A "DIVA" MOMENT?

Talk shows in Kenya have not really been anything worth running home to watch, well not until very recently when we have started to see more interesting things hit our screens, local p

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-03 00:00:00

LIZZ NJAGAH'S ADVICE ON HOW TO GET INTO THE KENYAN ACTING SCENE

I keep getting asked questions about how to make it in the Kenyan acting industry. I've sent countless facebook messages back and forth advising young people on how to get their f

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-27 00:00:00

ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS WHEN GIVEN A SCRIPT.

I have spent my life reading scripts. Some of them have been good. Most weren’t. But it didn’t matter because I wanted to be in all of them - even the one with the bionic d

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-26 00:00:00

STORYLINE AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IN KENYAN PROGRAMS IS WANTING

I remember John Black. He was a hairy man with a husky voice. The one true love of his life was Marlena, a woman prone to kidnappings and demon possession. Villain number one was Stefa

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-26 00:00:00

"FILM MAKING AND ACTING IS A PROFESSION AND NOT A HOBBY" SAYS FILM CRITIC

The election mood was at fever pitch when a unique team of straight thinking Kenyans decided to cool our heels with an amazing opportunity for brilliant minds to engage in a discussi

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-26 00:00:00

"PRODUCERS REAP THE BENEFITS AND LEAVE LITTLE FOR ACTORS" SAYS KENNETH AMBANI

Q: Who is Ken Ambani?

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-26 00:00:00

VICTOR MUNIAFU ELECTED K.F.T.P.A CHAIRMAN FOR A 2ND TERM.

In an Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 16th 2013 at Shalom House, The Kenya Film and Television Professional Association (KFTPA) experience the wind of change sweepin

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-25 00:00:00

MUGAMBI NTHIGA AND PERES OWINO TO STAR IN A COMEDY WEB SERIES

Buni TV, the fast-growing video-on-demand site for African content, is releasing its first comedy series produced exclusively for the platform.“We at Buni TV believe that the fut

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-25 00:00:00

THE ART OF SURVIVING AND OVERCOMING CHALLENGES

Depending on one’s upbringing, a challenge is a word that we will have different definition of. The rule of dealing with it however is simple to understand yet hard to conquer.&n

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-19 00:00:00

"PAPA SHIRANDULA AND MOTHER-IN-LAW ARE PATHETIC SHOWS" SAYS FILM CRITIC

Our local television and film industries have grown in leaps and bounds over the last 7 years. This has been made possible through the charitable appreciation of what we call local pro

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-19 00:00:00

28 COLD FACTS ABOUT THE REALITIES OF AN ACTING CAREER

With what little wisdom I have regarding a career as an actor, here’s a list of some things I wish somebody had told me early. Some of these lessons, I had to learn the hard way.

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-19 00:00:00

KFC TO ESTABLISH A KSH 500M FUND FOR KENYAN FILM MAKERS.

The Kenya Film Commission (KFC) looks set to revolutionize the country’s film industry by accelerating a process that will see the institution give financial support to local fil

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-12 00:00:00

DOUBLE THREAT VALENTINE ZIKI: THE STAGE IS MY FIRST LOVE

Valentine Ziki hails from the beautiful republic of Kenya where she grew up and discovered her artistic talents.ZIKI as she is commonly known as is a performing artiste. She started ou

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-11 00:00:00

THIS IS WHY I *SIGH* WHEN I HEAR IT'S A PILOT SHOOT

"A television pilot (also known as a "pilot", "pilot episode", and "series premiere") is a standalone episode of a television series that is used to sell the show to a television netwo

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-11 00:00:00

MAUREEN KOECH WINS BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN AMVCAs 2013-SEE FULL LIST

African film and TV talent shone bright at the inaugural AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards ceremony, broadcast live from Lagos to DStv audiences in more than 50 countries across

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-11 00:00:00

HOW MUCH MONEY WAS PUT INTO NAIROBI HALF LIFE? FIND OUT #SPANNER BREAKFAST

The long awaited Spanner Breakfast finally took place on Saturday 2nd March 2013, at Michael Joseph centre (Safaricom house). The breakfast was organized by Creatives Garage

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-07 00:00:00

GOING DOWN MEMORY LANE: KUTOKA MBALI NAYO- VOK.TAUSI. TAHAMAKI

If you remember the VOK morning soundtrack then you are old. If you KNOW what “VOK” is, then you are even older. But those of us who did not exist prior to independence, an

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-01 00:00:00

FILMMAKERS CAN NOW GET LOAN SERVICES THROUGH JAMII BORA SACCO.

Jamii Bora Trust/Microfinance is a story that inspires great hope and possibilities in the face of adversity. From its humble beginnings as a self-help group of a miserly 50 underprivi

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-27 00:00:00

WHY IS FILM CRITICISM NOT POSITIVELY TAKEN IN KENYA'S FILM INDUSTRY?

“Creatives are a bunch of cry babies who cannot take corrections” says a friend to me.  Words that I remind myself whenever I see a film or series on TV and I want to

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-26 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTORS PEACE MESSAGE VIDEOS GO VIRAL

Peace Peace Peace. Everywhere you turn a message of peace is being preached. Rightfully so to, elections are around the corner and after the violence that erupted during the last elect

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-26 00:00:00

WHY ARE WE STILL EMBRACING MEDIOCRITY? SAY NO TO MEDIOCRE

Do you sometimes get that feeling that you are not where you should be? Maybe in that relationship or that course or that friendship or that hobby or that profession or that family or

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-21 00:00:00

IF DISCIPLINE IS A KEY FACTOR IN MAKING OF A GREAT ACTOR, WHY DONT MANY HAVE IT?

If I was to ask what makes one to be a great actor, I’m pretty sure some of the answers I would get include; great acting skills, ability to improvise in difficult scenes and so

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-13 00:00:00

GERALD LANGIRI- AN ACTOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN KENYA'S FILM INDUSTRY

Mombasa born actor Gerald Langiri started acting when he was a youngster. He remembers his church, primary and secondary school plays as the pillar of the actor he is now even though h

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-11 00:00:00

FROM A CASINO WAITRESS TO A STAR ACTRESS - VERONICAH MWAURA

Born on the 19th of May in Central Kenya, Veronica had a diffulcult time convincing her parents about her passion for the arts. All her siblings were eager on pursing their education a

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-11 00:00:00

NAIROBI HALF LIFE IS OUT TO DESTROY THE IMAGE OF KENYA SAYS FILM CRITIC

“NAIROBI HALF LIFE” - A HALF BAKED CAKE - For many, being accept

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-06 00:00:00

THIS IS WHY ACTORS ARE A SPECIAL RARE BREED OF PEOPLE

Actors are a rare breed of people. They are shy but bold, introverted yet welcoming, open and closed at the same time. To say that actors are emotionally conflicted is an understatemen

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-05 00:00:00

BEING BRENDA WAIRIMU-BELIEVE.BEGIN.BECOME - MARKETING 101 #BBB

Say what you want to say about Brenda but she is clearly setting the pace for Kenyan actors especially when it comes to marketing oneself. She had kept her fans anxiously waiting for t

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-02 00:00:00

IAN MBUGUA - ONE OF KENYA'S BIGGEST CRITICS

Born 40 something years ago in Kiambu, Central Kenya, Ian Mbugua is a household name in Kenya's film, and theatre industry.Ian holds Diplomas in Education, Theology, Sales, Marketing,

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-31 00:00:00

IDAH WANYOIKE AKA OLIVE OF MOTHER-IN-LAW: FROM THEATRE TO SCREEN

Born Idah Wanyoike on 9th April,Olive is one of the fastest rising actresses in the country. Olive had the chance to showcase her acting talent when she started taking part in alot of

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-30 00:00:00

PHELIX JALANGO ODIWUOR: FROM RAGS TO RICHES.

In a recent interview, Jalas told Sunday Nation: "My story is well known. There’s no slum in Nairobi I haven’t lived in. I know the back of all the slums like the back of

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-30 00:00:00

NINI WACERA: BADDEST GIRL ON TV

Nini holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business Administration from the United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya. She also holds a diploma in Film and Tele

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-28 00:00:00

IT IS NOT A NAIROBI HALF LIFE BUT IT IS SOMETHING NECESSARY

After the success of Nairobi half life, expectations will undoubtedly be high from now henceforth for any film/movie coming out of One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink. They set the bench

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-28 00:00:00

WILL THERE BE ANOTHER TV SERIES THAT WILL HAVE AN AVID FOLLOWING LIKE "CHANGING TIMES"?

After a scrutinized in depth research I carried out on the Film and T.V industry in kenya, it sort of hit me that we do not have a vibrant cult following and if there is one, it’

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-23 00:00:00

SERAH NDANU: BE LIKE A STAMP, STAND YOUR GROUND TILL YOU MAKE IT

One can say acting has always been in Serah’s blood as she won her very First award while in Primary school: Class five as the best actress in the National Drama Festivals. S

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-18 00:00:00

MUGAMBI NTHIGA'S EXPERIENCE AT THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Mugambi Nthiga,whilst attending his small brother's graduation in Kansas City, Missouri mid-December 2012 was coincidentally lucky enough to have a chance to represent Nairobi Ha

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-18 00:00:00

HAWKER TRIES TO SELL NAIROBI HALF LIFE TO MAINA WILFRED WHO BREAKS IT

Dear Kenyan hawker, if you are going to sell a pirated copy of a local movie, at least get to know the people who took part in making that movie to avoid re-selling it to the person wh

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-14 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTORS SHOWREELS

"An actor's showreel is a short piece of video or film footage showcasing an actor's previous work combined or compiled together, usually four to six minutes

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-11 00:00:00

TOP 10 KENYAN MOVIES OF 2012

While Kenya’s film history will be taught in schools across the country in the years to come, I believe 2012 will be one of those years that marked a difference. There was screen

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-09 00:00:00

KALASHA FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS: PAST, PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

As per the Draft Kenya Film Policy, Film Kenya by Ministry of Information and Communications, the Kenyan entertainment industry is worth approximately Kshs

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  • Posted On: 2012-12-05 00:00:00

T.H.I.E.F - THE MOVIE SET TO THRILL

Based on a team building game with the same title, T.H.I.E.F is the first ever All Kenyan Cast and Crew thriller that revolve around the life of 10 first year

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-27 00:00:00

BRENDA WAIRIMU ON THE COVER OF NEW YORK MAGAZINE:SWAGGO

Brenda Wairimu has featured in yet another NYC publication called SWAGGO Magazine 4th Edition.Swaggo Magazine is a Hip Hop Magazine bringing you the new Unsigned Artists your way.... T

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-08 00:00:00

WANT YOUR PROGRAM AIRED BY ZUKU TV? HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED.

Zuku is the consumer brand of the Wananchi Group and offers home entertainment services in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.They aim to make affordable, high quality home entertainment avail

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-08 00:00:00

RAYMOND OFULA: ONE OF KENYA'S FINEST.

Raymond Ofula has been a professional actor in Kenya and beyond for over 40 years. Some of the international films he has featured in include: Tomb Raider II starring Hollywood

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-08 00:00:00

SARAH HASSAN: A RISEN STAR IN EAST AFRICA

Born September 5th, 1988 on the cool shores of Mombasa Kenya, Sarah Hassan is one of the fastest rising young celebrities in Kenya. Born as an only child, Sarah’s had an exciting

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-06 00:00:00

HELENA WAITHERA: MOST POPULAR KENYAN ACTRESS 2012

FilmBiz Africa and actors.co.ke conducted a poll in March 2012 on popular social site Facebook asking members to vote for their favorite actors or actresses. Out of 3,400 voters, Helen

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-05 00:00:00

INTELLIGENT AND GIFTED MUMBI KAIGWA

Mumbi Kaigwa, a single mother of two is a United States International University (USIU) graduate, Born on the 20th of April, 1962. Mumbi Kaigwa has grown to be one of Kenya’s mos

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-05 00:00:00

OLIVER LITONDO: PROUDLY WAVING KENYA'S FLAG

Oliver Litondo was born in Kakamega, Western Kenya and compeleted his University education in the United States. His career in broadcast journalism included working as a correspondent

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-05 00:00:00

KENYA'S LARA CROFT, PIERRA MAKENA! THESPIAN BY DAY, DJ BY NIGHT

Born on the 11th of April in Meru, central Kenya, Pierra Makena grew up in an artistic environment .Growing up was fun and interesting to her as everyone in her family was very artisti

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-18 00:00:00

ACTRESS AND MUSICIAN JANET "NARIKI" KIRINA GETS TWO KISIMA AWARD NOMINATIONS

Any avid movie holic and staunch follower of Kenyan programming should know this fashionable actress. Now a musician that goes by the name Nariki. If you are able to list 10 random Ken

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-17 00:00:00

VERSATILE AND MULTI-TALENTED GITAU NGOGOYO

Preferred to be referenced by his African names, Gitau stays true to his roots. In his native language, Ngogoyo means something very sweet. Gitau looks 20 but is actually in his prime

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-16 00:00:00

KENNETH AMBANI - AN UNMISTAKALBE FACE ON KENYAN TELEVISION

Kenneth Ambani has been in the acting industry for over 20 years. Ambani is one of the most popular actors in Kenyan history and was kind enough to give us a few minutes of his time. O

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-11 00:00:00

DEAR KENYA FILM INDUSTRY, THIS IS MY RANT TO YOU!

I am a Kenyan filmmaker! There is nothing fascinating when that phrase is said to an ordinary Kenyan. Perhaps my statement is over simplifying the whole idea. After being in so many fo

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-05 00:00:00

AUDITION SUPERSTARS. THE UNITED CULT

My definition states that audition super stars are the unplugged future artists who have not yet submerged into the Showbiz Ocean. They have six lives and this clearly tells you, they

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-07 00:00:00

ALL ABOUT MALIK LEMUEL AKA GOVI OF MACHACHARI

Malik Lemuel is Kenya’s prolific under- 18 actor, in him, many opinion leaders and critics in the movie production industry have expressed hope and faith that the stars are brigh

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-03 00:00:00

IS THERE AN ACTING TECHNIQUE BETTER THAN OTHERS? FIND OUT

There are so many acting techniques out there. How do you know which acting technique is right for you? Below are some quick pointers to make sense of it all and to hel

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-11 00:00:00

TAXES HINDERING GROWTH OF THE FILM INDUSTRY IN KENYA

Stakeholders across the board in Kenya’s film industry agree on one thing, Money. From the producer trying to make things fit in place in their production to the actors and crew

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-11 00:00:00

NEVILLE “THE BEAST” MISATI.THE STORY BEHIND THE ACTOR

Neville Misati at only 21 years of age has become one of the most sought out actors in Kenya. He has starred in local shows plus internationally recognized screen and stage plays. His

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-10 00:00:00

HOW MUCH THE KENYAN FILM INDUSTRY IS WORTH.

The film Industry has been identified as a key growth industry with great potential to spur economic growth and help in the realization of vision 2030 through investment and employment

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-05 00:00:00

HISTORY OF THE FILM INDUSTRY IN KENYA

The history of film in Kenya dates back to the early 1930's when film producers from Europe and Hollywood descended on Kenya's favourable climate and excellent locations to s

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-05 00:00:00

GOVERNMENT OF KENYA ON THE FILM INDUSTRY AND POLICY

The film industry is an important vehicle for social, cultural, political and economic development because a well nurtured film industry can be a major source of employment and an effe

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-05 00:00:00

REALITY. UNITY. LOVE. ELEGANCE. SERIOUSNESS | THE R.U.L.E.S OF ACTING

The reality, unity, love, elegance, seriousness are all the hallmarks of the rules of engagement in any work of art, acting especially. Reality is when you know that y

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-04 00:00:00

NAIROBI HALF LIFE BEST KENYAN MOVIE MADE?

I have been waiting for this film for a long time. By “this film” I don’t exactly mean Nairobi Half Life, I mean an engrossing Kenyan film which I can get lost in wit

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-31 00:00:00

DID YOU KNOW ACTING IS A S.C.I.E.N.C.E?

The definition attitude of art simply calls for an atmosphere which is breathable for the artist. You will have to choose the performances based on the script, the rap

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-24 00:00:00

KENYAN SHOT FILM SPARKS RACIST REMARKS.THE MARSHAL OF FINLAND

Let me take you to Finland back to the early 19th century where we are met with Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim or as he was better known as the Marshal of Finland. To the finns, Mannerhei

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-17 00:00:00

ARTICULATION. RESPONSIBILITY. TALENT | THE A.R.T OF BEING AN ACTOR

It is not nuclear science that being on camera is not as easy as many think. However it can be easy if you practice on it, even the best pastors do hide in the bush to rehearse and pre

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-14 00:00:00

KABI GETHAIGA LANDS A ROLE IN “GOING BONGO”

Short listing of the movie Going Bongo has come to an end and Kabi Gethaiga is the lucky lady chosen to play the role of Dada. Kabi was chosen over 5 other shortlisted actresses.

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-09 00:00:00

THE 3 TYPES OF AUDIENCES YOU WILL FACE AS AN ACTOR

Most actors like to critic what they see on air but hate being told or shown how bad their act is/was in a given movie/series.  Some are opinionated and will rarely take advice se

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-07 00:00:00

HERE IS WHY MOST KENYANS LOVE NIGERIAN MOVIES

The popularity of Nigerian films in Kenya is massive especially among the ladies. They have grown in this country to a level where some local TV stations have even dedicated the majori

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-06 00:00:00

HERE IS WHY MOST AUDITIONS IN KENYA TAKE PLACE IN NAIROBI.

Auditions! Auditions! Auditions! For the middling budding Kenyan actor, it is the only thing that matters in his/her acting vocation. Talk about something else and you immediately loos

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  • Posted On: 2012-07-19 00:00:00

TOP 10 SEXY KENYAN ACTORS

The publication of the much disputed article, 10 SEXIEST KENYAN ACTRESSES, definitely begged for the male version of the same. They say one man’s meat is an

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  • Posted On: 2012-07-16 00:00:00

ARE NEW TALENTS IN KENYA IGNORED AND NOT CONSIDERED FOR ACTING GIGS?

Kenya is saturated with acting talent across the age ranges, from kids, teenagers, young adults and adults, as witnessed on local TV programmes, and in theatres and school drama festiv

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  • Posted On: 2012-07-05 00:00:00

HERE IS WHY PRE-PRODUCTION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP IN FILMMAKING

In the world of independent filmmaking, it’s easy to assume that more money can make any problem go away. But most filmmakers--independent or mainstream—will readily admit

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  • Posted On: 2012-07-05 00:00:00

3 TIPS TO HELP YOU GET INTO CHARACTER AND MAKE IT UNIQUE

The biggest challenge every actor will ever face is the ability to create a believable character.Anyone can memorize lines while others use creative costumes, props or special effects

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  • Posted On: 2012-07-05 00:00:00

5 TIPS TO HAVING A GOOD HEADSHOT

Are you ready to shoot your actor headshots? If you've already picked a headshot photographer and have your wardrobe, hair and makeup all figured out, here are five tips to help y

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  • Posted On: 2012-07-02 00:00:00

PERSISTENCE: HOW TO KEEP GOING DESPITE THE REJECTION AND NEGATIVITY

Anyone who has ever gotten anything valuable done knows about the quality of persistence. There really isn’t anything new about this concept when it comes to esta

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UNDERSTAND HOW KENYAN CASTING AGENTS WORK

The work of the casting agent is to ensure that the actor gets auditions notifications that fit his profile, market the actor, manage the finances of the actor, negotiate an actor&rsqu

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-25 00:00:00

PRODUCER DOROTHY GHETTUBA ANSWERS THE "WHY WE SEE THE SAME FACES?" QUESTION.

“Excellent attracts attention. Invest in yourself both in time and money.” Those were sentiments shared by Kibali Moreithi, who was among the young people that attended the

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-25 00:00:00

KENYA’S STAND UP COMICS: There Can Only Be One.

The last few years have seen a major rise in Kenya’s Comedy Industry. It is very commendable to see how financially the industry has become viable. Long gone are the days that Jo

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-12 00:00:00

PROCEDURE FOR REGISTERING YOUR SCRIPT IN KENYA

Continued from: How to Copyright your script in kenya

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-11 00:00:00

HOW TO COPYRIGHT YOUR SCRIPT IN KENYA

Imagine this; You come home after spending the whole Saturday at a relative's wedding and you were a guest at this auspicious ceremony – it was a miserable w

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-11 00:00:00

HOW TO CREATE YOUR SHOWREEL FOR BEGINNERS AND EXPERIENCED ACTORS

Having an acting reel is a really important part of marketing yourself as an actor, but it can be expensive. If you are familiar with software like iMovie or <

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-07 00:00:00

WHY "METHOD ACTING" IS PREFERED BY MOST ACTORS IN RECENT TIMES

Are you wondering what method acting is all about? Below are the basics of this acting method developed by Lee Strasberg and practiced at the Actors Studio by actors li

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-06 00:00:00

AUDITION MONOLUGES:HOW TO CHOOSE MONOLOGUES THAT WORK

Choosing the right audition monologues can make all the difference. Monologues are such an important actor tool when it comes to getting work, especially when you'

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-06 00:00:00

PARENTS WHO WOULD LIKE THEIR CHILD TO GET INTO ACTING, READ THIS.

How can you help your child's acting career? Here are five tips you can use to help them succeed while they pursue their dream of acting.

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-06 00:00:00

3 VICES ARTISTS SHOULD STOP OR ATLEAST HAVE CONTROL OVER

Reading the drug addiction story of Macaulay Culkin (the home alone kid), I immediately became a worried patron of art. Our Kenyan entertainers; I included, (no pun intended) have issu

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-04 00:00:00

KENYA ACTORS GUILD: WHAT AND WHY.

The word “guild” is from the Saxon “gilden” meaning "to pay" and refers to the subscription paid to the Guilds by their members. Other words associated with the

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-04 00:00:00

ENOUGH WITH THE MEDIOCRE PLAYS WITH NO SHELF LIFE

Kenyan drama like the sloth, is no doubt shrugging of the mould that has been a characteristic feature of its existence. In recent years, more people no doubt are trooping albeit trudg

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-22 00:00:00

TIPS ON HOW TO CREATE YOUR ACTING RESUME

When you submit to acting auditions, your headshot and acting resume are usually put into a pile for the casting director to look at. Casting directors look at headshot

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-14 00:00:00

THE "ALWAYS THINKING" ACTOR IN A SCENE OR MONOLOGUE

Acting monologues are some of the most important tools beginning actors need to master to get their first acting jobs, yet many performers rush through the process of p

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-14 00:00:00

9 LESSONS LEARNT FROM DA CREME DE LA CREME OF ACTORS PARTY

31ST April 2012 marked the day that saw a publicly advertised and organized event to celebrate Kenyan actors.  Dubbed as the “crème de la crème of a

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-07 00:00:00

DO YOU HAVE TROUBLE MEMORIZING YOUR LINES? THIS WILL HELP

Here is one acting tip - acting is not about learning lines. Yet actors often worry about memorizing lines, so below is some information on when you need to know your l

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-07 00:00:00

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN PERFORMING ARTS: LESSONS LEARNT

Allow me to revisit and remind you of some lessons I learnt on 20th of April 2012 at the POWO (Poets and Writers Online) meeting held at the Pawa254 offices. It was an open

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-03 00:00:00

10 SEXIEST KENYAN ACTRESSES 2012

Goolge the word sexy and 2.1 Billion results are returned in 0.16 seconds and as if that is not enough, here I am to add more results to the already sex manifested internet world. Awesome!

 What does sexy mean anyway? Many de

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  • Posted On: 2012-04-29 00:00:00

IMPORTANCE OF USING YOUR REAL NAMES ON FACEBOOK AS AN ACTOR

Facebook: To the ordinary person, it is a social website that unites the world. The place to come vent, share your personal life’s experiences while you get the likes and comment

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  • Posted On: 2012-04-23 00:00:00

5 CHARACTERISTICS OF AMAZING PERFORMERS AND ACTORS

What are some of the qualities that characterize amazing performers? Here are five qualities I, consistently observe in the most evolved creative performance artists.

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  • Posted On: 2012-04-16 00:00:00

GREAT ACTORS ARE MASTERS OF ENERGY

Acting is an extremely high-energy sport. Great actors are energy masters. The best actor training helps you deepen your energetic awareness, stamina and vocabulary. Ultimately, all ef

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  • Posted On: 2012-04-02 00:00:00

THE CURIOUS IMAGINATION TO GREAT ACTING

Great acting comes from a well-developed imagination. But many aspiring actors’ imaginations are undeveloped or blocked. Your imagination is the source of your creativity. Imagin

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  • Posted On: 2012-04-02 00:00:00

THE “BLACK CAT” OF THE ACTING INDUSTRY: ROY OGOLLA

The 26-year old Roy Ogolla Kohadha, an artist by profession, is said to be the “black cat” of the Film and T.V industry whereby his views and opinions have

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  • Posted On: 2012-03-22 00:00:00

WATCH SHUGA SEASON 2 HERE- ALL EPISODES

In 2010, a new series called Shuga, swept and revolutionized the Kenyan screens and not only did it storm Kenya as a country but the series went viral globally which le

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  • Posted On: 2012-03-16 00:00:00

HOW MUCH DO KENYAN ACTORS EARN? PART 1

In an industry where most are regarded as gods, it is sad and more so embarrassing to hear whispers like “actor so and so asked me for money the other day and has

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  • Posted On: 2012-03-16 00:00:00

TO ACT GAY OR PLAY A SEX SCENCE:WOULD YOU? PART 3

In TO ACT GAY OR TO PLAY A SEX SCENE: WOULD YOU? PART 2, we looked at societies taboos and perception affecting your choice in accepting controversial perhaps sexual

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  • Posted On: 2012-03-16 00:00:00

TO ACT GAY OR TO PLAY A SEX SCENE: WOULD YOU? PART 2

In TO ACT GAY OR TO PLAY A SEX SCENE: WOULD YOU? PART 1 , In line with trying to elevate our Kenyan actors, we understand that marketing is an integral part of the whole presentation of an actor. One way to market yourself as an actor is to have good quality professional photos to showcase your strong features to potential producers

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  • Posted On: 2012-03-12 00:00:00

TO ACT GAY OR TO PLAY A SEX SCENE: WOULD YOU? PART 1

1: Is it a role that you will give up on because it goes against your principles?
I will keep it short. My two cents to the ever present concerns by ‘actors’ just looking to be discovered is as follows: I have personified myself at auditi

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  • Posted On: 2012-03-01 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTORS ARE NOT PUBLIC FIGURES! OR ARE THEY?

A question was posed on actors.co.ke facebook page seeking to find out if Kenyan actors are public figures or not. It read “Concerning question that needs to be a

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  • Posted On: 2012-02-27 00:00:00

KENYAN SOAP OPERAS-MALI VS LIES THAT BIND.VERDICT?

This is not a beef note, neither is it aimed at creating controversy nor opening cans of worms that had been sealed. It is just a note. An opinion, a thought, an observ

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  • Posted On: 2012-02-27 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH SABINA STADLER

You have probably seen Sabina Stadler appearing in one or more TV shows in Kenya. This is one actress who has appeared both on TV and on stage. Sabina is slowly but steadily building an impressive

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  • Posted On: 2012-02-20 00:00:00

TYPES OF ACTORS: WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

The four types of actors, which one are you?

Make way, there is a new star on Kenyan TV, Mkamzee Mwatela. You know her as Usha, the evil conniving woman in the hit TV show Mali. With her fantastic acting and appea

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  • Posted On: 2012-01-30 00:00:00

HOW DOES CHARACTER BREAKDOWN HELP YOU AS AN ACTOR?

Character breakdown is a very important exercise if you want to play your role believably. You pick up a script and you notice the writer gives you basic guidelines abo

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  • Posted On: 2012-01-26 00:00:00

SECRETS ABOUT PIRACY REVEALED BY JITU FILMS DIRECTOR

It really irks me when I hear people talking and suggesting things about DVD piracy in Kenya especially people who wake up one day and without any research or numbers c

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  • Posted On: 2012-01-23 00:00:00

ACTORS ARE LIKE CONSUMABLES:THEY EXPIRE!

I bumped into a renowned actor sometime back. We exchanged starters and the inquisitive me just had to ask “How come we do not see you on TV or hear about you and

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  • Posted On: 2012-01-10 00:00:00

THE 10 WOMEN OF STEEL IN THE FILM INDUSTRY

Over the years, man has always been considered to be in charge and he has always been known to be the Alpha leaving the woman aside. Man has been dominant and that is w

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  • Posted On: 2011-12-14 00:00:00

10 TIPS TO OVERCOME AUDITION JITTERS

An audition may turn out to be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of your life, so preparing for it is vital. There are certain symptoms that will always be the

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  • Posted On: 2011-12-13 00:00:00

THE OTHER HALF OF IT

It is good to look back at your painful memories with a tint of humor in them. Kevin Hart called it Laugh at My Pains and it sold out totally. This is

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  • Posted On: 2011-12-07 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH DANIEL PETER WEKE

Tell us about your acting career? I had a hidden passion for acting since I was young. I was the drama leader in church. Opportunities came rarely and

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  • Posted On: 2011-12-07 00:00:00

DEVELOPING AND UNDERSTANDING CHARACTER

Slightly over a week ago I got a chance to spend some time on the other side of an audition floor and despite being involved in TV and Film productions before, I realiz

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  • Posted On: 2011-12-05 00:00:00

PERSONAL INVENTORY ACTING TECHNIQUE- CHARACTERIZATION

The most fundamental thing you can do each day is take Personal Inventory -- of your feelings, your body, and your voice, while noticing your inner images. Great actors

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  • Posted On: 2011-11-22 00:00:00

WHICH ROLES CAN YOU PLAY AS A SCREEN ACTOR? "VERSATILE" IS NOT A ROLE

Which role best fits you? Sadly, most actors do not know or have a straight answer to that question and most actors proudly say “I can take up any role assigned&r

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  • Posted On: 2011-11-22 00:00:00

POWER OF FILM IN OUR SOCIETY

 Have you ever watched live international news broadcast about anything Kenyan? Did you like what you saw? Is it me or do they always televise and focus on places

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  • Posted On: 2011-11-09 00:00:00

THE SUPER-POWER THAT IS THE KENYAN FAN

Ask any actor, (one who has a passion for what he does) what one of the most vital necessities in his career is and he will unflinchingly say, the fan. In the film indu

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  • Posted On: 2011-11-07 00:00:00

ACTORS EATING OTHER ACTORS?

There exists a thin line, a very thin line between fairness and branding! There are actors who do not go for auditions, but instead get begged to sign contracts! What m

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  • Posted On: 2011-11-01 00:00:00

THE AWE OF THEATRE

Everyone is rushing to be an actor going for auditions for TV series, spending all day in queues and waiting for callbacks with numerous other hopefuls. Ever thought of

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-25 00:00:00

PAYING FOR AUDITIONS IS A SCAM

There is a new wave of making money from actors that is spreading like wild fire and someone needs to put an end to it before it becomes an acceptable norm. I will not

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-24 00:00:00

SHOULD ONE PAY FOR AUDITIONS?

A question that needs not just an answer but a perspective backing it up and perhaps it is better off posed to those who are involved in the Kenyan Film industry. My mi

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-24 00:00:00

WHO IS YOUR MENTOR IN YOUR ACTING CAREER?

Dictonary.com describes a mentor as a wise and trusted counselor or teacher Or an influential senior sponsor or supporter. They can be in any field or career path and personally, I bel

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-21 00:00:00

CELEBRATING OUR VERY OWN: EDI GATHEGI

The Hollywood star sensation Edi Gathegi is of Kenyan descent and was born in Kenya. The star was raised in California and attended the prestigious gra

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-17 00:00:00

HOW TO ELIMINATE YOUR COMPETITION..

Actors want to get more auditions. Actors want to get noticed. Some want to get discovered Still others want to get an agent or meet that casting direc

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-11 00:00:00

HOW TO KICK START YOUR ACTING CAREER IN KENYA

If there is one question there is not a straight answer to, it has to be this one: I am an aspiring actor and would like to act but where do I start? So after reading the

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-06 00:00:00

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF ACTING IS THE RIGHT CAREER CHOICE?

So you have seen your friend or family on TV or have heard the good things (or bad) about acting and you have thought to yourself, "I think I would like to try out acti

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-04 00:00:00

THE DEMISE OF KENYAN MOVIE THEATRES

As I kept sipping my overflowed coffee sitting next to my dad, his head shaking, facially showing pity to the Kenyan movie theatres. He still encourages me to take acti

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-03 00:00:00

SHOULD THE NAME RIVERWOOD CHANGE?

In a previous article I wrote called, HOW CAN WE SAVE OUR DYING INDUSTRY?<

SLUM DOG YET TO BE A MILLIONAIRE:JEFF MOHAMMEDS STORY

Below is a story of the youngest film maker in Kenya, Jeff Mohammed. Born in 1992 in the 2nd largest slum in Kenya, he set out to achieve his dream in film making and he will n

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-20 00:00:00

21 QUESTIONS WITH JOYCE MUSOKE

1.Movies, Series, Theatre, Awards! Is there anything you have not done?

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-19 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH KELVIN MBITHI

Describe yourself in one word.
Hardworking.

To say Nice Githinji doesnt deserve her place in the galaxy of stars in the Kenyan entertainment industry would be a complete untruth! Nice began her career as a stage

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-16 00:00:00

GET A SPECIAL SKILL OR THEY WILL GET A NON-ACTOR WITH ONE.

Watching Ryan Mbatia starring as Simiyu the super karateka in Robby Bresson‘s film/web project, ‘Simiyu Samurai‘, is exciting. If you havent watched i

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-13 00:00:00

A LETTER TO THE PRODUCTION TEAM (WITH LOVE)

It has come to our attention that the organization during auditions from you is very wanting and very questionable. The organization in hosting auditions that S

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-13 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH MARTIN GITHINJI

UP CLOSE WITH MARTIN GITHINJI
Martin Githinji (Daddiemarto) an on stage

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-12 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH BRENDA WAIRIMU

Brenda Wairimu: I am Just Getting Started

Remember the drama that always kept us glued to our screen? That made us beat traffic, leave our work places, school or any other business so as to reach home very earl

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-02 00:00:00

WRITE FOR ACTORS.CO.KE

Actors.co.ke is a tool created to give the acting industry and the arts industry at large the much needed openness, exposure and forum to help its growing curve reach t

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-02 00:00:00

THE ACTOR/DIRECTOR RELATIONSHIP

Writing is the fastest path to directing, and for those of you with aspirations of directing your own work, understanding the actor/director relationship is paramount to your succe

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-02 00:00:00

GOING BEYOND BORDERS NOT IMPOSSIBLE:ANNA MWALAGHO SPEAKS

Anna Mwalagho Croons For Justice On American Stage

In an article dubbed The dead bankability of the Kenyan actor Kenyan actors were given little bit

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-24 00:00:00

BIG BROTHERS MILLICENT MUGADI SPEAKS....

“Kenyan actress and one of the big brother contestants Millicent Mugadi who stared in a movie besides two hot and popular Nollywood stars is finding it hard to ge

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-22 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTRESS TO STAR IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE

Actress Lizz Njagah knows too well that life’s like a play; its not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters. She spoke to STEVENS MUENDO

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-22 00:00:00

HOW CAN WE SAVE OUR DYING INDUSTRY?

Since there is Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood and Bongowood, what should we call ours? Riverwood? I dont think so and that should be the least of our concern but instead we should agitate on how t

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

ACTORS,STAND UNITED

I would like to bring something to the attention of everyone...and you can spread this to other cats who feel themselves actors and crew personnel. The Government needs

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

WHY WE ARE HERE..AN ACTORS TALE

I was sitting in front of my television tonight (as most out of work writers in the industry will do) watching the thing that drives my life. I was having some kind of

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

I AM AN ACTOR AND PROUD OF IT

I am an actor!a writer!a host!a director. And proud of it.

Everyday, I get out of

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

THE DEAD BANKABILITY OF THE KENYAN ACTOR

A spoiler cum disclaimer; This article will contain scenes and faces that you already have seen on Kenyan TV. However, any relation, real or imagined, does and does not

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

AUDITIONS:AS TOLD BY BREEZY

It is a developing acting industry trying to get on its feet and to the top of the world. Talents have been discovered, new projects have been launched and implemented as a result reas

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

PLEA FROM A VILLAGE GIRL ABOUT THE ACTING INDUSTRY

The following story has been written and told by Leilla Chebet (in her own words), a village girl. This is what she has to say about our acting industry. PS:Do

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

AUDITIONS:WHY THEY ARE A HIDDEN AGENDA

Why are auditions a hidden affair or unheard of yet we end up seeing new programs and movies coming out? When were those auditions held? Many upcoming actors or even es

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

SHISH THE DEVIL THAT IS

“I am enjoying this more than I imagined”

We would like to give you the heartiest welcome, to this web tool, first of its kind in Kenya, we thought long and hard to see what we may be lacking in Kenyas film industry.

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-19 22:09:08

ACTING AND AUDITIONING TIPS

A group of editors in Russia once wanted to test the concept and level of audience participation in the telling and understanding of film narrative. They took a shot of

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-01 00:00:00

THE UNWRITTEN RULES OF THE SET

I recently had the pleasure of attending the auditions for a local TV Series, Higher Learning and had the good fortune of landing a role in the series.

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-31 00:00:03

SHOULD ONE ATTEND ACTING CLASSES?

I hear of someone attending acting classes and I laugh. Then cry. Then start to ponder for a while. I eventually end up biting my nails and removing the foreskin on my fingers. I am su

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Kenyans4Kenya:Why we do not support our own.

First and foremost, let us please close our eyes and say a word of prayer for the Kenyans who have perished due to the worst hit famine that has hit our country for over a decade. Clos

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  • Posted On: 2011-07-25 21:45:40

ACTING AND FILM INDUSTRY ALREADY GROWN

“The Kenyan landscape has graced the silver screen for over fifty years; from 1950’s King Solomon’s mines to the 2005 box-office hit The Constant Gardener. The lush Ngong Highland

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  • Posted On: 2011-07-31 21:45:05

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