Unknown among his fellow white South Africans, Tonie van der Merwe was the most popular filmmaker among black audiences in the 1970s and ’80s. He churned out about 400 movies under an apartheid subsidy system established to produce movies exclusively for blacks — with the right political and moral content. In fact, he helped create the system.
Deadline: 8/31/14 Amateur and professional filmmakers in the Middle East and North Africa are invited to submit their works to this film festival in Abu Dhabi.
Tropfest Arabia is seeking short film entries from Arab directors. The festival is supported by twofour54 Abu Dhabi whose aim is to establish a sustainable Arabic media and entertainment content creation industry.
Details for the next project for the Oscar award winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o are out.
Lupita has been confirmed to star in and produce an adaptation of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's acclaimed novel Americanah. The film will be made by Brad Pitt's company Plan B -- the same producers of the 12 Years a Slave, which won her an Oscar in February.
The former anchor [1984 - 1991] of the Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV), Eric Chinje, was appointed earlier this week as CEO of the African Media Initiative (AMI) for a term of three years, announced AMI’s Pca, Trevor Ncube.
AMI is a non-governmental, Pan-African organization based in Nairobi, Kenya which aims to strengthen private and independent media in Africa to promote democratic governance, social development and economic growth. AMI organizes the annual Leaders Forum of African media (AMLF), whose last edition was held in November 2013 in Addis Ababa.