The Films, Books and Expeditions of John L. Brom
Chapter 20: The Last Voyage to Africa
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THE LAST VOYAGE TO AFRICA
It did not take long for Brom to settle comfortably into his office in his new Douglaston Manor home, in a seaside suburb of New York. He immediately started to network with film-related organizations and individuals in the city that were interested in African themes. Although he was not yet fluent in English, he succeeded in establishing several contacts based on his significant accomplishments which had garnered international acclaim, as well as on the potential for profitable business arrangements. One of Brom’s first customers was Sterling Film that bought the distribution rights to one of his African films.
Brom was impressed by the many opportunities that were available in the United States and was ready to maximize his versatile talents as a film producer and author. Moreover, he was a surprisingly good businessman and was always on the lookout for ways to promote the African art that he had accumulated thus far. While some people find multi-tasking exhausting, he found it invigorating and, indeed, thrived on making new contacts.
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