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Pitching opportunities at The Animation Conference 2015

The Animation Conference (TAC), in collaboration with 9 Story Entertainment, is once again offering PITCH THIS!, a specialised program dedicated to providing producers with potential career-changing pitching opportunities. The TAC committee, which includes representatives from the world’s leading animation companies, is currently accepting submissions and will soon select two ideas to be presented at this year’s Conference in Ottawa this September.

Events

4 au 7 June 2015
Nollywood Week Paris

The 3rd. edition of the now popular Nigerian film festical in Paris (Festival du Cinéma Nigérian à Paris), France.

17-19 June 2015
Convergence Africa World 2015

Kenya (Nairobi) - Oshwal Centre (Parklands)
Organised by Exhibitions India Group (EIG) 

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Motsoeneng appeal heads to supreme court

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appeal against the high court order that he be suspended pending a disciplinary inquiry, is set to be heard in the supreme court of appeal in Bloemfontein in September

The appeal comes after judge Ashton Schippers in April upheld the ruling that Motsoeneng be suspended and that a disciplinary hearing take place within 60 days of the ruling, pending the appeal process.

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London's Film Africa Festival Calls for Submissions

Film Africa, the Royal African Society's annual festival celebrating African cinema, has opened submissions for its fifth edition. The 2015 festival takes place October 10 to November 8 across London.

The fifth annual festival brings London audiences an eclectic program of films and special events including: director Q&As and talks; professional workshops and masterclasses; school screenings and family activities; the Industry Forum; and Film Africa LIVE! music nights.

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Camerimage Festival calls for entries

Camerimage, an international film festival devoted to the art and craft of cinematography has launched the selection process for its 23rd edition. All filmmakers, producers and distributors are invited to submit feature films, documentaries, music videos and student etudes for the festival's consideration.

This year the festival will be held from 14 to 21 November in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

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MultiChoice Africa appoints new CEO

MultiChoice Africa has appointed Tim Jacobs, formerly chief financial officer of the pay-TV segment at MultiChoice, as the new CEO, replacing Nico Meyer who left the company for “personal reasons”.

Meyer left the group’s employ on 31 March, MultiChoice’s GM for corporate affairs Jackie Rakitla told Techcentral. Jacobs took on the Africa CEO role effective from April 2015.

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Call for entries: Loeries’ new music video category

With the rise of music television channels and online platforms such as Youtube, songs today are seen as much as they are heard. Music videos are therefore becoming increasingly vital in developing an artist’s image and career. In recent years, thriving music video industries have developed all over the continent - including in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and elsewhere - and talented video producers have become an integral part of the music industry.

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