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‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ To Begin Airing In Africa

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is officially set to begin airing in Africa on MTV, who, according to Hollywood Reporter, has secured exclusive African TV broadcast rights to the program. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno previously aired on the continent on CNBC Africa until Leno’s departure–but this the first African TV deal for Fallon’s version.

Film shot in Equatorial Guinea premieres at San Diego Film Festival

Where The Road Runs Out, directed by Raindance nominee Rudolf Butendach, has been chosen as an official selection for the 2014 San Diego Film Festival, which runs from 24 to 28 September. This will also serve as the world premier for the first feature partly shot in Equatorial Guinea. Other filming locations included Durban in South Africa and in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

SA short doccie wins at the California International Shorts Festival

Local documentary filmmaker Tarryn Crossman (Fatherland) won the award for Best Documentary Short at the California International Shorts Festival (CISF), which is set to take place from 13 to 14 September, for her short documentary, Hyena Boys.

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On August 18, a group of South African and international legal experts worked with South African filmmakers to better understand their rights as users as well as creators under copyright law. The meeting focused on actions filmmakers can take to use and expand user rights in South Africa that are necessary to fully enable the vibrant filmmaking industry that already exists, and to support emerging artists. 

DIFF: Architectural films to feature at UIA 2014

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) partnered with UIA 2014 and Architect Africa Film Festival to present architecture films in Durban during the 25th International Union of Architects World Congress of Architects (UIA 2014).

The event was held at the ICC in Durban from 3-7 August 2014. This is the first time that this congress is being held in Southern Africa and 5000 delegates are expected from around the world.

South Africa: “Win A Home”, new reality show

'Win A Home' is an exciting new property-related reality show starting on 21 August, at 8pm on SABC3, a national TV channel based in South Africa.

OSN unveils new health reality series “Saudi Doctors”

Marking its fifth original production this year, leading pay-TV network, OSN, today unveiled a brand-new health reality show specially tailored for Arab viewers, Saudi Doctors (Atibaa w Akhtar), which premiered on 1st May, 2014 exclusively on OSN Ya Hala!HD, OSN’s flagship premium Arabic entertainment channel.

FESPACO 2015: 3000 attendees, new budget and digital format

In Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - The start of the media campaign for the 24th edition of the Pan-African Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), to be held from February 28 to March 7, 2015, was given over to a press conference in Ouagadougou.

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- The MultiChoice channel dedicated to covering the murder trial of South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been pulled down for the last time, and will resume only to show the judgment on September 11, the DStv provider said.

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