Nigerian Senator Ben Murray Bruce Vacates Senate Seat; Expands Silverbird Group Film Ventures

Greenlights Production of Nigerian Comedic Drama DNA in Association with LA’s Dream Magic Studios

June 7, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) – Nigerian business magnate and politician, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, has announced the collaborative expansion of Silverbird Group ventures in association with his Los Angeles-based production house Dream Magic Studios. With his June 6 departure from the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Murray-Bruce will return to his roots in entertainment, greenlighting the development of several film productions. The first film slated for production is Nigerian-based comedic-drama, DNA, with an anticipated worldwide holiday release in 2019.

DNA follows the stories of several Nigerian men seeking to immigrate to the United States with their families by applying through the US Embassy. The path to immigration takes a laughable, yet dramatic turn for several hopefuls, when the outcome of their required paternity tests isn’t quite what they’re expecting.

“As Silverbird Group continues to deliver opportunities for cultural and economic development in Nigeria, we are committed to bringing to life the stories of African people on film throughout the world,” explained Murray-Bruce. “I’m blessed to serve the people of Nigeria for over 30 years, and this collaboration aims to spread our rich and vibrant culture across the globe with innovative, entertaining, and diverse programming.”

Murray-Bruce has assembled a dream team to bridge the gap between the burgeoning entertainment culture of the African Diaspora and Hollywood entertainment. Taking the helm of the upcoming film slate and all other productions, is veteran Hollywood executive, Davina Douthard. She will oversee production, acquisitions, marketing, and distribution. Expert Creative Director, Jesse Combs will lead to creative development and direction for DNA and other films. Vice President, Jonathan Murray-Bruce will oversee dream Magic Studios operations.

Elected by the People’s Democratic Party to represent the Bayelsa East Senatorial District at the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in March 2015, Senator Murray-Bruce was an outspoken leader known for forward-thinking and innovative solutions. Murray-Bruce was a proponent for the use of green technologies, education and job creation, family planning, and justice. He continues his legacy of bringing a voice to the people through entertainment and a variety of forthcoming business ventures.

Dream Magic Studios can accommodate an expansive range of production needs. For more information on luxurious sound stage rentals, production services, and event space, contact info@dreammagicstudiosla.com or 818.280.5905

About Silverbird Group / Dream Magic Studios

Silverbird is a Multi-Media Company with properties in Radio, Television, Cinemas, and Malls In both Nigeria, Ghana, and across the Atlantic, as well as the Dream Magic Production Studio in Los Angeles, California, USA. Silverbird Radio and TV stations have consistently ranked in the top 5 in Nigeria and West Africa. Silverbird Television( STV ) stands outs and uniquely positioned as one of the few network licensed stations in Nigeria.  It is currently ranked among the top three broadcast stations nationally in terms of reach and coverage area with its presence in major cities across Nigeria, including Lagos, Abuja, Jos, Benin, Port Harcourt, and Yenagoa. Silverbird Television has a monthly cumulative viewership of over 60 million unique viewers on terrestrial and cable platforms, with an impressive 40% audience share. Dream Magic Studios is a division of Silverbird Group and a state-of-the-art production studio complex and full-service pre and post-production house founded in 2013. Located in Los Angeles, California, Dream Magic Studios features customized short and long-term production services and sound stage rentals to accommodate a wide range of film and audio projects from concept to delivery.

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