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FG confirms Alale as NIGCOMSAT CEO

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has approved the appointment of Ms Abimbola Alale as the Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) LTD).

Events

17th -19th Feb 2015

Digital Broadcasting Switchover Countdown!

@ 10th annual Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum (DBSF) 2015

Hotel Indaba, Johannesburg, South Africa


28 Feb - 4 March 2015

Fespaco

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

One of the largest African film festivals - see website.


17 au 22 March 2015

Le Festival de films africains de Luxor (LAFF)

Events

17th -19th Feb 2015

Digital Broadcasting Switchover Countdown!

@ 10th annual Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum (DBSF) 2015

Hotel Indaba, Johannesburg, South Africa


28 Feb - 4 March 2015

Fespaco

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

One of the largest African film festivals - see website.


17 au 22 March 2015

Le Festival de films africains de Luxor (LAFF)

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The 2015 Torch Awards now open for entries

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.

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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.

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MIFA 2015 call for project submissions

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.

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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.

Events

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.

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Africa: AMAA Launches Voices Africa

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).

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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."

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