The 2015 Torch Awards is now open for entries. New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising℠ invites young creative talent from the ages of 18-25 to take part in the second annual Torch Awards, a unique competition that explores a creative challenge each year and offers mentor training on how to pitch their idea. This year’s challenge is a 60-second video.
The SABC appoints James Aguma as chief financial officer
On 5 January 2015, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced that James Aguma has been appointed as the corporation’s chief financial officer (CFO). Before this appointment, Aguma was in charge of strategy and audit matters for the organisation.
South Africans with short films, feature films, TV series and transmedia projects in concept stage can now apply for two opportunities to pitch their projects at the MIFA animation market, which takes place at the Annecy International Animation Festival from 17 to 19 June 2015.
Steve Kazanjian named president and CEO of PromaxBDA
Fortune 500 brand marketing executive and former vice president of Global Creative for MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) Steve Kazanjian, will use his entertainment brand expertise and years of industry experience in launching top-tier network packages, to lead as the new president and CEO of PromaxBDA.
15 to 17 July 2015 Mediatech Africa 2013 Venue: Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg, South Africa The biennial advanced technology trade show has positioned itself as the largest and most prestigious event of its kind in Africa for the media and entertainment industries.
Having made a huge success of its reward and training platforms, Africa Film Academy, the owners of the prestigious AMAA brand, has introduced Voices Africa, a platform that will use short movies to change the narrative about Africa. Voices Africa will be a monthly story challenge for upcoming film makers across Africa most especially trainees through AMAA mobile film training project (film in a Box).
SA actress Bubu Mazibuko picked to judge Emmy Awards
South African actress Bubu Mazibuko has been chosen to sit on the judging panel at the 42nd International Emmy Awards taking place on 24 December 2014 in New York.
According to the Sowetan Live website, the Soweto-born actress, who is judging the drama category commented, "I received an invite because I was part of the judging panel. But I will also be representing South Africa in that regard."