The Adventures in Zambezia : Hard work pays off

The hard work, passion and resilience dedicated to the production of The Adventures in Zambezia by the producers and team at Triggerfish Animation Studio has paid off. This animation film has finally reached the silver screen. By Karen van Schalkwyk.

Source: nfvf.co.za - Sept. 2012

Film 'Material' continues to be a global success

South African film, Material, had its world premier at the Montreal International Film festival last month. The festival's objectives includes encouraging cultural diversity and understanding among nations, and fostering the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema.

Distribution News - In Brief

- At the Sarit Center, today, LG held a media gaming competition to mark the launch of their Cinema 3D Smart TV range in East Africa. The Cinema 3D Smart TV will retail at a cost of Kshs. 185,000 for the 42 inch model with the company expecting to sell approximately over 50 units by end of this year.

- Mid. Aug. 2012, Airtel has reached an agreement with Canal Plus to air soccer magazine 'Airtel Football Show' in its C+ Sport and +De Foot Sports channels broadcasted across several French speaking nations in Africa.

France Télévisions and CFI reinforce partnership

Rémy Pflimlin, CEO of France Télévisions and Etienne Fiatte, Managing Director of Canal France International (CFI) have signed a new framework agreement which reinforces the existing agreement and defines the general terms and conditions of their collaboration for initiatives set up to share expertise with media operators from the southern hemisphere.

Source: CFI

Cape Town-production 'Zambezia' released in international markets

Adventures in Zambezia, the first animated feature film produced by Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios, opened in Russia last week on over 800 screens in 150 cities across the country, reportedly the widest release ever for a locally produced film.

Stuart Forrest, Producer and CEO at Triggerfish, says: “This is amazing news for a small studio like ours and a great opportunity to showcase to the world what South Africa is capable of. Our film is competing on the world-stage alongside those of the major studios.”

Source: www.screenafrica.com Wed 29 Aug 2012.

ReelAfrican.com releases African hit movie series 'Adams Apples'

ReelAfrican.com, an online platform for African and Caribbean film  and TV series in the United States, debuts the ten-part dramatic African hit movie series Adams Apples, on Thursday, August 30th, 2012.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

MultiChoice entrenches its monopoly

The TV giant has consolidated its impregnable position in terrestial and satellite broadcasting in Africa. Lloyd Gedye reports.

As the Zambezi River surged past in the background, destined to plummet 100m down the Victoria Falls a mere 15 minutes' walk away, the Zambian government last week launched GOtv in Livingstone, the country's fourth-largest city. GOtv is MultiChoice Africa's new offering, which plays in the digital terrestrial television space.

Source: Mail and Guardian (Africa)

Distribution News - In Brief

- Johannesburg based production company Moments Entertainment is delighted to announce the release of their new and ground breaking African musical – Cry of Love.  Starring the legendary South African songbird Yvonne Chaka Chaka and award-winning actress Leleti Khumalo (Sarafina! Yesterday) this film is unique, the first of its kind: one part Ubuntu and one part Fame.

CNN: most watched international broadcaster in Africa

CNN has cemented its position as the most watched international broadcaster in Africa, according to the latest EMS Africa survey released by market research organisation Ipsos Synovate. The survey was released at a time when broadcasters are making moves to strengthen their Africa focus, with the BBC launching its first dedicated weekday TV news programme focusing exclusively on Africa this month, and CNBC Africa launching its 10th bureau in Africa.

Source: Business Day 2 Aug 2012
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