LCD! Black Lives Matter Statement
Founded on the principles of inclusivity and respect for the strength and beauty of the African continent and the African Diaspora, Lights, Camera, Diaspora! stands in solidarity and support of the peaceful demonstrators who are risking their lives to challenge an unjust system and who are working to raise the consciousness of us all.
Using storytelling through the lens of the camera, we are committed to do our part in raising that consciousness. We believe the work of expanding the skills and talents of entertainment production professionals, in creating meaningful art in the film and television industries and connecting the Continent with the African Diaspora will only strengthen those stories that reflect our cultural authenticity and truth telling. We honor those who have come before us and we walk in their footsteps to continue the work of sharing, teaching and learning as a healing balm that Lights, Camera, Diaspora! is committed to assisting in the United States and Africa.
Ubuntu…I am because we are… A South African philosophy of humanity.……
Lights, Camera, Diaspora!
Through collaborations in production partnerships, LCD! connects the African and African-Diaspora entertainment industries by connecting people, companies, and institutions on the Continent with those in the Diaspora to expand the aesthetic quality and business opportunities for African media and broadcast content, live events and people. LCD! brings the skills acquired across the Diaspora to the Continent to increase real knowledge transfer, expand opportunities to share content, culture and self-expression with a worldwide market. LCD! creates opportunities for career and financial economic advancement for individuals and new market opportunities for people and companies. We provide a much-needed path for those in the Diaspora to connect with African businesses and professionals, resulting in a more economically sustainable, culturally cohesive, and globally unified foundation for Africans across the globe.
Lights, Camera, Diaspora! is a non-profit social enterprise that bridges the gap between the African and African-Diaspora entertainment industries to progress the aesthetic quality and business opportunities for African film, broadcast and live events on the Continent and in the African Diaspora.
WHAT WE DO
conversations and dialogue for anywhere from 2 hours to all day, for more experienced filmmakers.
ON SET TRAINING
Lights, Camera, Diaspora! provides highly skilled professionals to work along side your team on set to both get your show done and to share skills with your crew.
Workshops are typically one to five days, but can be a month or more. Our workshops happen in realistic working environments with relevant equipment in hand.Places like studios, equipment rental houses, on location, and other converts gathering spaces. Lights, Camera, Diaspora! focuses on practical skills recognized by the international industry while being considerate of local contexts.
EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY
Lights, Camera, Diaspora! utilizes it's 14 year history in the African Creative as well as it's 37+ year history in Hollywood ad th U.S., and many other countries, to advance the quality and availability of technical equipment in the African entertainment industry.
A conversation with members of the Obama Young African Leaders Initiative on whats needed to grow th African entertainment industry.
MULTICHOICE AFRICA ANNOUNCES MTF MASTERCLASSES HOSTED BY CHRISTIAN EPPS
ZAMBIA, KENYA, NIGERIA & GHANA
8 AUGUST 2019 - MULTICHOICE AFRICA IS PROUD TO PRESENT ANOTHER MASTERCLASS IN ITS MULTICHOICE TALENT FACTORY MASTERCLASS PROGRAMME, A SERIES OF INDUSTRY-LED WORKSHOPS AIMED TO UPSKILL AND EMPOWER ESTABLISHED PROFESSIONALS ACROSS AFRICA’S FILM AND TV INDUSTRIES.
August 8, 2019
LORNA K. JOHNSON