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2017 One Million Dollar Grant Recipient, Nigerian Prince Available On Demand and in select theaters October 19th

Nigerian Prince Theater List

AMC Empire 234 W 42nd Street New York, NY Get Tickets
Laemmle Monica Film Center 1332 2nd Street Santa Monica, CA Get Tickets
AMC Rosemont 9701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue Rosemont, IL Get Tickets
AMC Philadelphia Mills 1149 Franklin Mills Circle Philadelphia, PA Get Tickets
AMC Mesquite 19919 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway Mesquite, TX Get Tickets
AMC Hoffman Center 206 Swamp Fox Road Alexandria, VA Get Tickets
AMC Camp Creek 3760 Princeton Lakes Parkway Atlanta, GA Get Tickets
AMC Gulf Pointe 11801 S Sam Houston Parkway East Houston, TX Get Tickets
AMC Forum 44681 Mound Road Sterling Heights, MI Get Tickets
AMC Solon 6185 Enterprise Parkway Solon, OH Get Tickets

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Nigerian Prince

Director: Faraday Okoro

A troubled American teenager, sent away to his mother's native Nigeria, finds himself entangled in a dangerous web of scams and corruption with a con-artist cousin as his guide.
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Faraday is a New York City based Nigerian-American filmmaker. He attended Howard University and NYU Graduate Film School. Faraday's films have screened in numerous film festivals worldwide, including Tribeca, LA Film Festival, and the Palm Springs International Shortsfest. In 2016, Faraday was included in MovieMaker Magazine's 25 Screenwriters to Watch.

AT&T and the Tribeca Film Festival are giving filmmakers another shot at $1 million to make a movie as part of the AT&T Presents: Untold Stories program, a multi-year, multi-tier alliance between AT&T and Tribeca, along with the year-round nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute. Aspiring filmmakers can submit their scripts between now and Nov. 19 for their chance to compete and become the third $1 million recipient of AT&T’s Untold Stories program. To submit your script and to view official program rules and regulations, please visit TribecaFilmInstitute.org/ATTUntoldStories.

Filmmaker Faraday Okoro was selected as the first-ever program winner for his film, Nigerian Prince. The film debuted at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and will have its theatrical release on October 19. In April, AT&T awarded its second $1 million winners, Sasie Sealy and Angela Cheng. Their film, Lucky Grandma, will have its world premiere screening during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival next April. Both films will also run on DirecTV NOW.

2018 One Million Dollar Grant Recipient

Now in Production

Lucky Grandma

Directed by (and Co-written by): Sasie Sealy

Grandma is an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandmother with a small-time gambling habit. When a local fortune-teller predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to go "all in" and lands herself on the wrong side of luck, and in the middle of a Chinese gang war.

Sasie is an award-winning writer/director from North Carolina, with a (still) lingering Southern drawl. Her films have screened at the Smithsonian Institute and festivals around the world, and she has twice been awarded the short filmmaking prize at the Tribeca Film Festival, with New York Magazine calling her film The Elephant Garden, one of the most touching and poignant films we’ve seen this year.

Angela Cheng is a New York-based writer and filmmaker who spent her childhood performing Chinese stand up comedy in Houston, Texas. The jokes weren't funny but the Chinese immigrant audience was kind to her nonetheless. Since then, she's traded the stage for making movies detailing the hopes, neuroses, and misadventures of Asian-Americans in the United States. Her short films have shown at South by Southwest, Newfest, Outfest, and Los Angeles International Film Festival.

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the 2018 greenlight committee

Fiona Carter

Fiona Carter is Chief Brand Officer for AT&T Communications, a global leader in telecommunications and technology. She oversees global brand marketing, advertising, media, sponsorships, global events, as well as corporate and employee communications. She strives to bring diverse perspectives to the table and leads AT&T's participation in the Association of National Advertisers' #SeeHer initiative to end gender bias in advertising.

Lisa Cortés

Lisa Cortés is an Academy Award®-nominated Producer whose credits include PRECIOUS; THE WOODSMAN; and SHADOWBOXER. Her work with trailblazing companies such as Rush Artist Management, Def Jam Records, and Lee Daniels Entertainment has been distinguished by her commitment to empowering inclusive voices, and giving light to challenging, visionary stories.

Alexander Dinelaris

ALEXANDER DINELARIS is an Academy Award and Golden Globe winner for the screenplay of BIRDMAN. Most recently, Alex adapted the novel ENTERING HADES into a feature film with Michael Fassbender. Alex is currently adapting his play, STILL LIFE into a feature film, which he will direct this fall.

Griffin Dunne

Griffin Dunne is an accomplished actor, director and producer. Dunne has directed such movies as ADDICTED TO LOVE, starring Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick and PRACTICAL MAGIC starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. On television, Dunne has recurred on the Showtime series HOUSE OF LIES playing opposite Don Cheadle and recently starred opposite Kathryn Haun and Kevin Bacon in the Amazon series I LOVE DICK.

Ilana Glazer

Ilana Glazer is a comedian, writer, and actress. She is best known for co-creating, co-starring in, and co-writing for the Comedy Central series BROAD CITY with Abbi Jacobson, now contracted for a fifth season. 

Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard is a Golden Globe and Emmy winning actress. Her work includes the critically acclaimed 12 YEARS A SLAVE, directed by Steve McQueen and CROSS CREEK, which nominated her for an Oscar. Woodard is a longtime activist and in 2009, President Barack Obama appointed her to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.