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Back row (From L-R): Banky W, Ted Sarandos (Netflix Chief Content Officer), Kate Henshaw, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Felipe Tewes (Netflix Italian & African Originals Director), Omoni Oboli, Ben Amadasun (Netflix Africa Licensing Director) and Akin Omotoso Front Row (L-R) Mo Abudu, Adesua Etomi, Dorothy Ghettuba (Netflix African Originals lead) , Kunle Afolayan, Kemi Adetiba and Ramsey Noah.
Netflix Naija: Creative freedom in Nigeria's emerging digital space?

Netflix has increased its investment in Nigeria's film industry, Nollywood. The dominant streaming company announced its presence via its newly created Twitter handle, NetflixNaija...

By Samuel Andrews 20 Mar 2020

Botswana's 'Okavango' picks up 5 New York Cinematography Awards
Botswana's 'Okavango' picks up 5 New York Cinematography Awards

Dereck and Beverly Joubert recently picked up five 2020 New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA) for their film, Okavango...

20 Mar 2020

All the winners. Photo credit: Margarita Corporan.
2020 One Screen Short Film Festival winners announced

Short film work from nine countries picked up awards at the eighth annual One Screen Short Film Festival. Here are the winners...

26 Feb 2020

South African short film wins Audience Award for iamAfrica competition
South African short film wins Audience Award for iamAfrica competition

Local short film, The Letter Reader receives an Audience Award for the iamAfrica Short Film Competition and will be screened at the Pan African Film Festival on 22 February in Los Angeles, California, United States...

7 Feb 2020

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Disney is removing 'Fox' from the production company's future branding

After buying 21st Century Fox in a $71bn deal last year, Disney is reportedly removing the word "Fox" from the production company's future branding...

By Shereesa Moodley 20 Jan 2020

Botswana-based wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert.
Botswana film to be screened at Sundance Film Festival

Okavango, a documentary by world-renowned, Botswana-based wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert has been selected by the prestigious Sundance Film festival to be screened for audiences in the US, later this month...

16 Jan 2020

All the winners of the 2020 Golden Globes
All the winners of the 2020 Golden Globes

The winners of the 77th Golden Globes were announced on the 6 January 2020 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, USA...

6 Jan 2020

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media Africa 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media Africa

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

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A platform for Arab filmmakers

MBC original narrative short film festival promotes Arab filmmakers...

13 Dec 2019

Documentaries explore reality of migration
Documentaries explore reality of migration

Afridocs Anytime presents Migrant Stories, documentaries about the reality of migration from an African perspective...

3 Dec 2019

DISCOP Johannesburg
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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Growing the Egyptian film industry

U.S. Embassy Builds U.S.-Egyptian Film and Television Industry Connections at Cairo Industry Days November 21 - 25, 2019...

6 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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StarTimes aids Kenyan film industry

Kenya's state corporation inks partnership deal with StarTimes to boost local film industry...

30 Oct 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

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This is where your target market is. Where are you?

The data on video marketing isn't nebulous stats. That's where your target market is...

By Travis Bussiahn 9 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

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