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Ghana Movie Awards 2011 launched

Movie producers are expected to submit their work for second Ghana Movie Awards ceremony which is slated for 25 December 2011. The closing date for the submission of entries is 15 October 2011.

Speaking at the launch of the awards, ace Actor and President of the Ghana Movie Awards committee David Dontoh said even though the maiden edition of the awards was fraught with challenges, this year’s event will see a marked improvement.

Source: myjoyonline

What hosting the Emmy Awards semi-final will mean to Nigeria

Nigeria recently hosted the semi-final of the 2011 international Emmy Awards for the first time. Catherine Agbo writes on the relevance of that milestone to the motion picture industry

The profile of Nigeria was taken a notch higher recently when the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) secured the right for the country to host the semi-final events of the 39th edition of the international Emmy awards.

Source: 13/08/2011.Source: Catherine AgboSource: Leadership

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- South Africa’s Dstyles Productions recently shot the music video “Get Going” for The Stella’s, a Johannesburg-based band.

Three NFVF Funded films win at Durban International Film Festival

At the beginning of the festival the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announced its support for an array of feature films, shorts and documentaries that were to be exhibited at the festival.

It is with great pleasure the NFVF announced that three of the projects exhibited at DIFF won various top awards.

The winning films funded by the NFVF were:

Source: dev.nfvf.co.za

South Africa: Jacaranda 94.2 Launches World Cup of Music

On 9 August 2011 Jacaranda 94.2 launched its  World Cup of music open, back by listener demand. The channel has selected 32 of the biggest music stars, solo artists and bands from the station and arranged them in 16 sets of duelling duos until 8 September 2011.

Jenny Griesel, marketing manager, says "The 180,000 SMS responses we saw in 2010, when Steve Hofmeyr was crowned the World Cup of Music Champion, affirms that this promotion appeals to our audience and offers more than just top of mind to advertisers.

Zimbabwe: 'BBC Human Rights Documentary a Shame'

A leading analyst of the diamond industry cast doubts on a BBC documentary exposing human rights violations at the controversial Marange fields. The BBC's famed Panorama programme alleged that Zimbabwe's security forces were running a torture camp at the diamond fields.

Source: The Standard

Mad Max Fury Road set to film in Namibia

Plans are underway to shoot the fourth Mad Max film 'Fury Road' in Namibia instead of Australia. By Brendan Swift It is understood that equipment and crew are currently preparing to move offshore and Namibia is touted as the most likely destination according to sources.

IF magazine had spent the past week attempting to confirm the ongoing rumours directly with Dr D Studios, the company's head of production, Brett Feeney, and director George Miller, via his assistant.

Source: if.com.au

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- Nearly 300 delegates from around Africa and the rest of the world attended the 2nd Durban FilmMart, the continent’s largest co-production market, which drew to a close on 25 July 2011.

- The National Film and Video Foundation, invites filmmakers to submit short film scripts to be considered for the 2011 NFVF Short Film Competition. The short film scripts can be in any genre but have to either be in an indigenous language and/ or be written by women. Deadline: 30 August, 2011

Award Winning Nigerian/Canadian Film 'Anchor Baby' Gets a UK Theatrical Release

After various successful cinema releases in Nigeria, Ghana and Canada, Anchor Baby the debut movie by a Nigerian born/Canada based director Lonzo Nzekwe gets a theatrical released in the United Kingdom. It will be release initially in Odeon Greenwich, Lee Valley, Streatham, Surrey Quays and Manchester Printworks cinemas starting from September 2, 2011. Anchor Baby is starring the award winning Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli, British born/LA based actor/supermodel Sam Sarpong and Canadian actress Terri Oliver.

TV5Monde and the French Institute strengthen their Cinema relationships

On July 21, 2011, TV5Monde and the French Institute (“l’Institut Français” in French) increased their cooperation for better dissemination of Culture and of the French language in the world.

Source: TV5Monde
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