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10 HBO shows to watch post-GoT
10 HBO shows to watch post-GoT

Game of Thrones may be over, but HBO has much more awesome entertainment where that came from. Here are some top shows to note...

Issued by Showmax 1 day ago

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First Beninese film festival dedicated to women

Entries open for the Cotonou International Women's Film Festival in Benin...

1 day ago

Scenes from Mama K’s Super 4.
#AfricaMonth: Anyone from anywhere can be a superhero

The likes of Black Panther have turned the concept of Wakanda from a dream to reality for superhero fans across the continent, but that's only the starting point of African creativity. Malenga Mulendema has taken this further in Mama K's Team 4, Netflix' first original African animated series...

By Leigh Andrews 16 May 2019

The executive jury 2019 unwinding at the River Cafe, New York, after a week long exercise of judging and voting for the best entries. © .
Winners announced for 2019 NYF Advertising Awards!

New York Festivals Advertising Awards has announced its 2019 winners...

15 May 2019

2019 Encounters Documentary Fest lineup unveiled
2019 Encounters Documentary Fest lineup unveiled

The lineup of non-fiction films to be screened at the 21st Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, taking place from 6 to 16 June 2019, has been unveiled...

15 May 2019

Géraldine Baché.
'Another Africa is possible - a creative Africa'

Animation du Monde 2020 in Francophone Africa and head judge and mentor announced...

14 May 2019

Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day
Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day

Eye of the Pangolin, a new documentary about the most trafficked mammal on earth, will premiere on Friday, 17 May, Endangered Species Day...

13 May 2019

Q&A with Berneen Cereska, director of SA Indie Film Fest 2019
Q&A with Berneen Cereska, director of SA Indie Film Fest 2019

The second edition of the SA Indie Film Fest (SAIFF), a showcase for local and international short-form indie filmmakers, will open on 18 May at The Bioscope in Joburg and will continue with screenings at The Labia Theatre in Cape Town on 26 May 2019...

By PATRICIA FURSTENBERG 7 May 2019

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All the winners from Digital Lab Africa Pitch

The winners of the Digital Lab Africa Pitch competition have been announced and the 10 winners each receive R42,000 in cash and residence period in France...

6 May 2019

Season two of Fox's espionage thriller, Deep State, to premiere on 15 May 2019
Season two of Fox's espionage thriller, Deep State, to premiere on 15 May 2019

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe & Africa has announced that Deep State season two will air globally in 2019...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 2 May 2019

UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn
UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn

UK advertising spend rose 6.3% year-on-year to reach £23.6bn in 2018, marking the ninth consecutive year of market growth and highest annual total since monitoring began in 1982...

30 Apr 2019

Media Inflation Watch 2018 Jan-Dec results released
Media Inflation Watch 2018 Jan-Dec results released

Media Manager Online has released its latest version of Inflation Watch for the full year of 2018. The study covers advertising rates and performance trends and an MIW Index, which is essentially a Cost Per Thousand calculation...

30 Apr 2019

7 of the best local hits to stream now
7 of the best local hits to stream now

Here's a list of seven of the best local hits on Showmax this month...

Issued by Showmax 29 Apr 2019

Xolisa Dyeshana, chief creative officer at Joe Public United.
How Joe Public taps into the zeitgeist of AI in advertising for Africa

Are you ready for the artificial intelligence revolution in advertising, like Ciclope Africa Festival's agency of the year Joe Public? Here, chief creative officer Xolisa Dyeshana explains the importance of showcasing real South Africans at the forefront of global playing fields, against the backdrop of their grand prix-winning Chicken Licken work, Sbu 2.0...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Apr 2019

South African and Nigerian animators win at Animation du Monde ICON
South African and Nigerian animators win at Animation du Monde ICON

South African and Nigerian animators; Cate Wood Hunter, Sean Steinberg, Sean Braam and Moshood Shades Ridwan, were selected in the Animation du Monde preliminary round at the recent ICON Comic & Games Convention...

25 Apr 2019

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Pan-African animation pitching competition

Animation du Monde 2020 returns to DISCOP Abidjan in Ivory Coast - entries now open...

25 Apr 2019

Carina Coetzee and Amri Botha of 99C, winners of Cinemark's Cannes Young Lions competition 2019.
#CannesLions2019: 99c's young female creative duo does it again!

99c advertising and communication agency's copywriter Carina Coetzee and art director Amri Botha will once again represent South Africa at the Cannes Lions international Festival of Creativity this year, as their video commercial as briefed by Unicef about violence in schools won Cinemark's Cannes Young Lions 2019 competition...

25 Apr 2019

SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival
SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival

South African film, Stroop - Journey Into the Rhino Horn War, has been awarded the sought-after 'Best of Festival' award as well as 'Best Independent or Feature Film' at the International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF).

23 Apr 2019

Five key learnings from SXSW 2019
Five key learnings from SXSW 2019

Founders of Brandtruth//DGTL Integrated Content Practice, Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam discusses five key learnings from the SXSW talks they attended, from A$AP Rocky and Trevor Noah to Brené Brown and Gwyneth Paltrow...

By Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam 18 Apr 2019

Director Jayan Moodley chats Kandasamys: The Wedding
Director Jayan Moodley chats Kandasamys: The Wedding

Daniel Dercksen chats to producer, director and writer Jayan Moodley about Kandasamys: The Wedding, which will be released in South African cinemas on 18 April 2019...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Apr 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour
#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour

Eyewitness News recently won a Bookmarks' Gold for its Poisonous Bullets: The Silent Betrayal of Sindiso Magaqa three-part podcast series...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Apr 2019

#NewCampaign: #EatingIsBelieving (what you see is what you should get)
#NewCampaign: #EatingIsBelieving (what you see is what you should get)

Following on from RocoMamas' #EatingIsBelieving campaign, whereby digital testimonials were turned into out of home executions, RocoMamas decided to take this a step further with agency Retroviral in launching a TVC as a statement of its standpoint as a brand that strongly believes that what you see is what you should get...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Apr 2019

Mo Abudu receives medal of honour at MIPTV Cannes
Mo Abudu receives medal of honour at MIPTV Cannes

Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu receives 2019 Médailles d'Honneur at Cannes MIPTV...

11 Apr 2019

Hostile Planet - from 24 April on National Geographic
Hostile Planet - from 24 April on National Geographic

Hostile Planet, featuring Bear Grylls, premieres on National Geographic from 24 April 2019 - Wednesdays at 9pm...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 9 Apr 2019

Drone technology advances: An aerial view of where things stand in 2019
Drone technology advances: An aerial view of where things stand in 2019

Drone technology has made considerable advances since the last Mediatech Africa in 2017. According to Mediatech trade show director, Simon Robinson, drone technology is a powerful tool for many sectors...

Issued by Mediatech Africa 9 Apr 2019

The Sound of Masks
Mozambique documentary to screen at Hot Docs Canada

'The Sound of Masks' is a visually dramatic journey through Mozambique's past and present, with Atanásio Nyusi, a compelling storyteller and legendary Mapiko dancer...

9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business
Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business

The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...

Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019

Q&A with Ryan Kruger, director of 2019 SA Indie Film Fest
Q&A with Ryan Kruger, director of 2019 SA Indie Film Fest

The SA Indie Film Fest will debut in Johannesburg on 18 May at The Bioscope and will continue with screenings at The Labia Theatre, Cape Town on 26 May 2019 and will showcase local and international talented, short-form indie filmmakers...

By Patricia Furstenberg 9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines
Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines

Bizcommunity is proud to announce the launch of BIZ | Daily - a daily top story round-up, curated from across 18 industry sectors by most impressions and social media shares...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 Apr 2019

Diaan Lawrenson - New AFDA Cape Town Dean
Diaan Lawrenson - New AFDA Cape Town Dean

AFDA has announced the appointment of Diaan Lawrenson, who comes with an immense depth of experience and wealth of knowledge in the South African film and television industry, as Dean of the AFDA Cape Town campus...

Issued by AFDA 8 Apr 2019

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