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

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

LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Nigerian business magnate and politician, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, announced the expansion of Silverbird Group ventures in association with Los Angeles-based production house Dream Magic Studios. With his June 6 departure from the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Murray-Bruce returns to his roots in entertainment, greenlighting several film productions. The first film slated is Nigerian-based comedy, DNA, with an anticipated worldwide 2019 holiday release.

Dream Magic Studios Dream Team: L-R (Jesse Combs, Jonathan Murray-Bruce, Davina Douthard, and Senator Ben Murray-Bruce)

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

“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.

Murray-Bruce 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 productions, is veteran Hollywood executive, Davina Douthard. She will oversee production, acquisitions, marketing and distribution. Creative direction will be led by Jesse Combs and Jonathan Murray-Bruce will oversee studio operations.

Dream Magic Studios is equipped to accommodate an expansive range of production needs. For more information on luxurious sound stage rentals, production services and event space, contact or 818.280.5905


Dream Magic Studios is a state-of-the-art full service production studio 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.


Silverbird Group is a multinational company established in 1980 by Ben Murray-Bruce with diversified properties in Radio, Television, Real Estate, and Cinema. Silverbird’s Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) produced the first and only black African Miss World in 2001. Silverbird carved a niche as a ground-breaking company, building the first international standard mall and Cineplex in Nigeria, the Silverbird Galleria.

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