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."
E.tv chief operating officer Bronwyn Keene-Young has quit following the resignation earlier this week of CEO Marcel Golding.
Keene-Young, who is married to Golding, reportedly handed in her resignation on Wednesday in a strongly worded letter that slams e.tv chairman John Copelyn. The letter exposes the extent of the breakdown in relations between Copelyn and Golding, who together founded the free-to-air broadcaster.
The Jameson First Shot film competition, in partnership with Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti of Trigger Street Productions, is seeking gifted and undiscovered filmmakers from around the world with compelling stories to tell to participate in its 2015 edition. The three talented winners will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their scripts developed into short films, starring Adrien Brody in the lead role.
The conference due to be held in Ghana in August 2014 is now to be re-schedued to August 2015 due to the health concerns and restriction in travel in West Africa. For further information please visit the website here:
Important events in the African broadcast, film and TV sector