Sega Superstar Speaks

Football fans and film buffs, this post is for you.

Weren’t you floored by the U.S.A vs Ghana World Cup match result yesterday? Bless the Black Stars, not sure how they’re going to explain that 2-1 defeat to their people. I got into the soccer spirit after attending DSTV‘s World Cup launch at the swanky Tribe Hotel last week. Those of us who chose to pose with the gorgeous gals in green, got pictures when we left the venue (see featured image).

Exciting as footie is, that is not the only reason I’m blogging today. I totally forgot to tell you that I was quoted in Indiewire, and I’m still smiling about that (Sega Superstar keeps it real).

A while back I blogged about my experience attending the One Fine Day Films/DW Akademie Film Criticism Workshop. Our instructor, Giovanni Vimercati, also wrote about the experience in an article for the American, independent film site. (Would love to hear your thoughts about the piece). While we’re on the topic of movies, there’s a fantastic opportunity you’ll be pleased about especially if you’re a writer.

The annual Maisha Film Lab is back, so screenwriters should start organizing their application materials because the deadline is August 30th. The European Development Fund and Maisha are offering a $2000 grant for the best script (produced by the end of the lab experience) to be made into a film. Spread the word and don’t forget to apply, details are available on their website.

Featured Image: DSTV Online Editor, Faridah Shiku (wearing a red feathered mask), at DSTV‘s World Cup launch with me (lady in red), at the Tribe Hotel in Nairobi.