Paris-based international sales and co-production company, Indie sales, is now repping a Malian crime thriller titled “Wùlu,” the feature directorial debut from Malian-French filmmaker, Daouda Coulibaly.
The words "Malian crime thriller" aren't exactly words you hear/read together often.
The Writers' Guild of South Africa (WGSA) takes great pleasure in announcing the nominees for the third annual WGSA Muse Awards. Performance writers in film, television, radio, stage, and new media will gather at the Soweto Theatre on the 2nd of April 2016, to recognise and celebrate the integral role played by their peers in the South African entertainment industry.
On a scale of one to ten, Kenya seems to be closer to one than it is to ten as one of Africa’s prime filming destinations.
South Africa on the other hand must be grinning by now as two major movies are set to be shot in the country. One a movie based honoring Kenyan anti-poaching hero Richard Leakey, starring Brad Pitt and produced and directed by his wife Angelina Jolie. The other movie is a new film inspired by the Westgate Mall siege, starring Oscar award-winning actress Hilary Swank.
Jongo is poised to make its South African TV debut on BET (DStv channel 129) on 15 February 2016 at 21h05.
The eight part series, produced by Johannesburg-based independent film studio, Motion Story, stars Pacou Mutombo. Mutombo plays Eli King, a young man who acquires incredible super powers after an alien crystal (left to him by his murdered miner father) is found in a cave at the Cradle of Humankind.
A South African film is set to make its world premiere at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival next week. The film, Shepherds and Butchers, is based on Chris Marnewicks book of the same name and tells a story that made headlines across South Africa in 1987.
Prison warder Leon Labuschagne, 19, was working in the Death Row cells at the Pretoria Maximum prison when he was accused of killing seven members of a Diepsloot karate team in an incident of road rage.
The feature-length documentary, directed by Johanna Schwartz, follows a group of musicians in Mali in the wake of the 2012 jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music. As explained in a synopsis for the film: “Music, one of the most important forms of communication in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012 when Islamic extremists groups rose up to capture an area the size of the UK and France combined. But rather than lay down their instruments, Mali’s musicians fought back.”
The Kenyan company Nahoo LLC, officially launched its Ethiopian channel Nahoo Satellite TV at the Golden Tulip Hotel on January 14, 2016. The TV channel, operating on its Kenyan network will be piloted until February, said Kidus Dagnachew, CEO of Nahoo TV.
The agreement with its Ethiopian partner, Tuba Multimedia, was signed on November 15, after each did its own feasibility study.
This new Ethiopian channel has been developed based on Tuba's interest in exploiting its potential for journalism.