15 to 17 July 2015 Mediatech Africa 2015 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.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has appointed Frans Matlala as the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO). Matlala, a former banking executive and consultant to the SABC, takes over from Lulama Mokhoba who resigned as CEO last year.
NFVF Call for applications - South Africa-Brazil Co-production Forum
The NFVF hereby invites South African filmmakers to apply for the South Africa-Brazil Co-production Forum to be held at the Durban Film Mart during the Durban International Film Festival. Durban International Film Festival takes place from the 16th until the 26th July 2015.
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.
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.
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.