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His Excellency President Paul Biya and First Lady Chantal Biya of Cameroon to receive the Prestigious Special NAFCA Award in Hollywood

Events

Important events in the African broadcast, film and TV sector

Opportunities

The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Competition is the most prestigious Awards for journalists on the continent. To enter, you will first need to create an online account by clicking 'create new account' on this page  and then follow the instructions on the form.

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John Boyega, a British/Nigerian actor who featured in the Nigerian movie Half of a Yellow Sun, has been selected to play a leading Jedi role in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Full story here:

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100 information heroes

For the first time ever, Reporters Without Borders is publishing a list of profiles of '100 information heroes' for World Press Freedom Day (3 May).

Events

Important events in the African broadcast, film and TV sector

 

14 to 25 May 2014
The 67th annual Cannes International Film Festival (Festival de Cannes)

Venue: Cannes, South of France.
One of the largest International Film Festivals in the World.

Jobs & Opportunities

Course: The Business of Television in a Changing Global Marketplace
 
Next Course: May 19 - June 20, 2014 
Deadline to Register: May 12, 2014
 
The Business of Television in a Changing Global Marketplace is the second course offered by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for aspiring industry professionals who wish to: Study online and in New York City.

People

African American audiovisual stars

There are a plethora of Independent films soaring through the film world and here are a few prominent ones featuring African American actors, writers and directors. Click here.

 

Condolences to Charles Igwe, Bob TV on the loss of his wife and work partner, Amaka Igwe.

 

Events

Important events in the African broadcast, film and TV sector

 

14 to 25 May 2014
The 67th annual Cannes International Film Festival (Festival de Cannes)

Venue: Cannes, South of France.
One of the largest International Film Festivals in the World.

Opportunities

Call for funds and partners - film production and VoD projects, related to Africa


Martin Baker, the Company Director of Vision Media London Ltd and a film Producer focused on Africa went to Nigeria to make a concert film.

M. Baker is also working on a VOD project he has started for West Africa.

People

Intelsat Appoints Global Media Veteran Robert Callahan to Board of Directors

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