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DISCOP Joburg announces changes for 2020 edition

The eighth edition of DISCOP Johannesburg wrapped up last week with a lower attendance in comparison to last year - leading to some key changes in the 2020 edition...

2 Dec 2019

Africa's first shorts come to life
Africa's first shorts come to life

The first collaboration between an international content creator, a local animation studio and creators from across Africa has seen three uniquely African stories being brought to life in the form of three-minute shorts...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Nov 2019

Creating relevant brands for African audiences
Creating relevant brands for African audiences

WarnerMedia recently hosted a panel discussion around creating relevant brands for African audiences at Discop Johannesburg 2019. Julien Borde, head of Channels for France, French-speaking territories, Africa and Israel tells us more about how the company plans to implement these insights across the African market...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2019

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Clio Entertainment Awards 2019: Winners announced!

Hosted by Craig Robinson, the Clio Entertainment Awards recognised the best entertainment marketing campaigns for 2019...

22 Nov 2019

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at the MultiChoice Group, presenting the final keynote session of the second day of AfricaCom 2019.
#AfricaCom: Why "African time" is now for African storytelling, by Africans

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at the MultiChoice Group, presented the final keynote session of the second day of AfricaCom 2019. As "a South African who lives and breathes the African dream," she explains why they're retelling possibly the greatest African story of all time, with global appeal...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2019

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First China-Nigeria co-production

First co-production between China and Nigeria, will be called '30 Days in China'...

12 Nov 2019

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India's tech to support Nollywood

Federal government in Nigeria seeks technical assistance in India for Nollywood...

4 Nov 2019

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The digital dash for Africa

There are three weeks to go to AfricaCom 2019, Africa's biggest technology conference and expo...

25 Oct 2019

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The right video for the right time

In Nielsen and Taboola's "Moment of Next" study, the two company's took a look at video-watching...

By Travis Bussiahn 24 Oct 2019

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Growing Africa's fast-paced entertainment and media marketplace

DISCOP Joburg puts strong emphasis on African television projects in development and the booming animation sector...

21 Oct 2019

Creative producing for film
Creative producing for film

A 'Best Practices to Reach Your Audience' workshop will be held on the margins of the Marrakesh International Film Festival...

21 Oct 2019

Africa Rising International Film Fest returns to Newtown in November
Africa Rising International Film Fest returns to Newtown in November

The 2019 Africa Rising International Film Festival (Ariff) will be held at the Newtown Precinct in Johannesburg from 27 to 30 November...

21 Oct 2019

Between Two Seas film poster.
Egyptian film spotlights gender issues

'Between Two Seas' film highlights the various societal issues facing women, especially in rural areas...

18 Oct 2019

Winner, filmmaker Tapiwa Gambura.
Telling real African stories

Over 200 entries were received from across the continent for the Discovery Real Stories partnership with the Jozi Film Festival and the winner was announced over the weekend...

9 Oct 2019

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Empowering women filmmakers in Africa

LADIMA FOUNDATION Announces Partnership with the Dortmund I Cologne International Women's Film Festival...

7 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

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Video Exchange Africa at AfricaCom 2019

Great content, innovative tech and commercial sustainability drive the new media space in Africa...

20 Sep 2019

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Film training for Nigerian filmmakers

Nigerian Film Corporation partners with French Agency for Development to provide film training in Nigeria...

18 Sep 2019

Nairobi Animation du Monde 2020 winners announced
Nairobi Animation du Monde 2020 winners announced

This year, East Africa produced a bumper crop of animation talent in the penultimate Animation du Monde 2020 preliminary round in Sub-Saharan Africa...

6 Sep 2019

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Promoting African co-productions in film

A newly revamped and focused DISCOP JOHANNESBURG program will see a scope that goes beyond content buying and selling...

30 Aug 2019

A newspaper stand is seen in Mwanza, Tanzania, on September 19, 2015. Tanzania is currently considering legal amendments that could negatively affect press freedom. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Daniel Hayduk.
Onslaught against press freedoms in Tanzania

CPJ says Kabendera, Gwanda cases highlight Tanzania's decline in press freedom and human rights...

26 Aug 2019

The Milkmaid film.
Film documents harrowing effects of war on women in Africa

Official trailer released for 'The Milkmaid' film which brings attention to the traumatising effects of insurgency on women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa...

22 Aug 2019

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A Cultural Economies Conference for Fak'ugesi

Cultural Economies Conference launched at Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival...

22 Aug 2019

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Global cinema advertising is second-fastest growing ad medium of 2019

Early forecasts by marketing intelligence service Warc places global cinema advertising behind the internet as the second-largest growing ad medium in 2019...

22 Aug 2019

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'Troubling' erosion of press freedom in certain SADC states

CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists...

19 Aug 2019

Yash Deb, managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya and this year's Loeries integrated campaign, film & radio, and radio craft juror.
#Loeries2019: "Strength of a creative campaign lies in how rapidly others can build on it" - Yash Deb

With the year's biggest international award shows done and dusted, I chatted to the regional jurors ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Integrated campaign, Film & Radio, and Radio Craft juror Yash Deb, also managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Canal+ acquisition of ROK boosts local content production
Canal+ acquisition of ROK boosts local content production

African film studio and international TV network, ROK, has been acquired by leading French audiovisual group, CANAL+...

19 Jul 2019

The Lion King roars to life on the big screen in a whole new way
The Lion King roars to life on the big screen in a whole new way

The live-action release of The Lion King promises to be one of the most spectacular highlights of 2019..

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Jul 2019

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