Vicki Myburgh, entertainment and media leader for PwC SA and
#PwCOutlook: Africa's entertainment, media industry experiencing Convergence 3.0

According to PwC's 'Entertainment and media outlook: 2018 - 2022: An African perspective', Africa's entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase - a third wave of convergence...

19 Sep 2018

Disney honours 90 years of Mickey Mouse with local festivities
Disney honours 90 years of Mickey Mouse with local festivities

Disney Africa has announced the local launch of the Mickey the True Original campaign, joining the global festivities honouring nine decades of Mickey Mouse, his heritage, personality and status as a pop-culture icon...

Issued by Disney Africa Media Sales and Partnerships 19 Sep 2018

61 short films to show at CTIFMF
61 short films to show at CTIFMF

The 2018 Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) will screen 61 short films across 10 programmes at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town from 10-19 October 2018...

17 Sep 2018

Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity
Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity

Give your brand the space to blossom on the biggest B2B website, catering to 18 professional industry sectors and niche audiences across Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Sep 2018

24.com launches innovative video solution with global partner Oovvuu
24.com launches innovative video solution with global partner Oovvuu

24.com and their media solutions division, The SpaceStation, have announced that they have partnered with global video supplier, Oovvuu...

Issued by The SpaceStation 13 Sep 2018

Amy Jephta on writing the screenplay for Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story
Amy Jephta on writing the screenplay for Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story

Writer Amy Jephta shares a few thoughts with Daniel Dercksen about writing the screenplay for Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story...

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Sep 2018

Adams, soaking up some inspiration.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Robin Adams

This week, we got behind the selfie with Robin Adams, commercials director at Egg Films...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Sep 2018

80 feature films, 20 documentaries, and 66 short films selected for CTIFMF
80 feature films, 20 documentaries, and 66 short films selected for CTIFMF

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) will be on show from 10-19 October 2018 at various cinemas within the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, including free family-friendly films at the Amphitheatre...

3 Sep 2018

#WomensMonth: "Change will not happen unless we drive it ourselves" - Nicolette Scheepers
#WomensMonth: "Change will not happen unless we drive it ourselves" - Nicolette Scheepers

Here, Ster-Kinekor's chief of content Nicolette Scheepers shares some of the challenges she's faced as a woman working in the film industry, some of the specific challenges females face in the workplace in general and advice in overcoming these...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Aug 2018

Media Inflation Watch 2018 Jan-Mar data released
Media Inflation Watch 2018 Jan-Mar data released

The Media Manager Online has been updated with new Inflation Watch data and it now provides a first look at 2018...

21 Aug 2018

Greg Gray, director at Romance Films
#Loeries2018: Hall of Fame inductee Greg Gray and all that Romance

This year's Loeries Hall of Fame inductee is... Greg Gray of Romance Films!

By Jessica Tennant 18 Aug 2018

#Loeries2018: The work that's expected to fly
#Loeries2018: The work that's expected to fly

Keeping to the Women's Month theme, we asked a couple of female local jurors to select this year's Loeries predictions in their respective judging categories...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2018

Fabian Frese, CCO of Kolle Rebbe Germany and #Loeries2018 film, and radio and audio jury president. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: The power of fear and boredom

Fabian Frese, chief creative officer at Kolle Rebbe in Germany, second-last speaker at the DStv Seminar of Creativity, spoke of the boredom that inspired him to make the best move in his career...

By Angie White 17 Aug 2018

#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket
#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket

The second speaker at the 2018 DStv Seminar of Creativity was Lethepu Matshaba, vice president of Homecare Southern Africa at Unilever SA, who spoke on the relevance of creativity in a hyper-fragmented world...

By Angie White 17 Aug 2018

A scene from the masterclass. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: WiM Africa masterclass on the progress of women in media

The Loeries masterclasses started off with a bang, with the well-supported launch of the Women in Marketing: Africa initiative...

By Angie White

Q&A with Ivan Botha about directorial debut Stroomop
Q&A with Ivan Botha about directorial debut Stroomop

Actor, writer, and producer Ivan Botha chats about about his directorial debut Stroomop as well as the inspirational women in his life, filming in water, and collaborative writing.

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Aug 2018

#Loeries2018: All the film finalists!
#Loeries2018: All the film finalists!

Finalists in the film categories have been announced for the Loeries 2018...

15 Aug 2018

Wanuri Kahiu | © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Wanuri Kahiu announced as speaker

Renowned filmmaker and author Wanuri Kahiu has been announced as one of the speakers at the 2019 Design Indaba...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Aug 2018

Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018
Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018

The Western Cape, City of Cape Town, Wesgro and its supporting partners have announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018, which will foster business links, conversations and opportunities across tourism, trade and investment...

8 Aug 2018

‘Makings’ the most of it!
#BehindtheSelfie with... Dianne Makings

This Women's Month, we go behind the selfie with Dianne Makings, festival director of the Cape Town International Animation Festival and ad producer for Tulips and Chimneys...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Aug 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A shot of mass tourism on the rocks
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A shot of mass tourism on the rocks

Question: What do Malta and Iceland have in common besides being Game of Thrones locations? Answer: More than you think...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 3 Aug 2018

Top 10 finalists announced for 2018 "Don't Stop Wondering" Award at Jozi Film Festival
Top 10 finalists announced for 2018 "Don't Stop Wondering" Award at Jozi Film Festival

The top 10 finalists for the 2018 "Don't Stop Wondering" Award at Jozi Film Festival have been selected and viewers will get a chance to decide the final winner...

1 Aug 2018

2018 Bokeh Fashion Film Festival selections to be announced in August
2018 Bokeh Fashion Film Festival selections to be announced in August

The official selections for the fifth edition of the Bokeh South African International Lifestyle & Fashion Film Festival will be revealed at a press event in Johannesburg on 1 August 2018 and 50 nominated films will be revealed at a press event in Durban on 4 August 2018....

27 Jul 2018

City of Cape Town pledges to grow and transform the film industry
City of Cape Town pledges to grow and transform the film industry

Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille delivered this speech at the City of Cape Town's Film Industry Engagement where stakeholders signed a pledge to grow and transform the sector...

26 Jul 2018

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NYF Television & Film Awards announces new categories and call for entries

New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films competition is open for entries and has announced new categories...

26 Jul 2018

Award winners at this year’s Durban FilmMart.
2018 Durban FilmMart Awards: Winners announced!

This year's Durban FilmMart (DFM) Awards, took place at the Southern Sun Maharani Hotel in Durban on Monday, 23 July...

24 Jul 2018

The revenue potential of Africa's film market
The revenue potential of Africa's film market

How to unlock up to $2bn of annual box office revenues in Africa...

24 Jul 2018

Simon Mabhunu Sabela Awards: Winners announced
Simon Mabhunu Sabela Awards: Winners announced

After going through over 300 entries from the industry, the Simon "Mabhunu" Sabela Film and Television Awards winners were announced on Saturday, 21 July 2018, during the 6th Annual Simon Sabela Film and Television Awards...

23 Jul 2018

Revised film incentive guidelines launched at DIFF
Revised film incentive guidelines launched at DIFF

The minister of trade and industry launched revised guidelines for the Foreign Film and Television Incentive, the South Africa Film and Television Incentive, the South African Film and Television Co-Production Incentive at the Durban International Film Festival...

23 Jul 2018

Tim Harris, Wesgro CEO and Dr Johan Liebbrandt, city manager of Drakenstein municipality, signing the agreement. Image supplied.
Drakenstein Municipality signs agreement to promote film and media sector

Drakenstein Municipality has signed an agreement with Wesgro - Cape Town and the Western Cape's Official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency - tasking it with promoting film, media and gaming opportunities in the municipality...

20 Jul 2018

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