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AfricaCom 2013 launches Digital Music Africa conference.

Don’t miss out on participating in the development of a lucrative and active digital music market when AfricaCom 2013 launches its Digital Music Africa conference. The event will bring together all stakeholders to share experiences and ideas: local and international labels, telcos, content aggregators, digital service providers, publishers, handset manufacturers, app developers and more.

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Nigeria: Halimat Aitsegame, winner of the 2012 Next Movie Star.

Almost nine months after her victory at the 2012 edition of the Next Movie Star reality TV show, Halimat Aitsegame has finally been presented with her prize.

23 year old Aitsegame and the runners-up were recently presented with their prizes, with the Edo State-born Theatre Arts graduate of University of Ibadan receiving a brand new Hyundai IX35 and a cash price of N200,000.

Events

7-10 Oct. 2013
MIPCOM
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

One of the largest global markets for entertainment content across all platforms. Reknown African producers and distributors will have some presence this year, esp. from South Africa. For more information click here:

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South Africa: SABC to issue large RFP on TV programmes

South African public broadcaster SABC is to issue a substantial Request For Proposals (RFP) book before the end of September this year. The book will contain commissioning briefs for all three SABC channels and across all genres, including documentary.“This will be the biggest RFP book to be released since 2008. Parts of the book will look at ring-fencing some of the content so that it can be produced by up and coming filmmakers, as well as women.

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Ghana: Lizz Njagah to Star in Ghana Reality TV ShowKenyan actress Lizz Njagah was in Ghana last week for two things, to attend the premiere of a new TV show and to start shooting a reality show with a Pan African cast.

Lizz told Word Is, "Yes, I am filming in Ghana, a new production that I just got signed on to do. But also in support of a friend on the launch of her new show called At Home With Joselyn Duma that will air on Africa Magic. We are here till Monday.

Events

August 12-17, 2013
Lola Kenya Screen 2013
Nairobi, Kenya

Annual international film festival, market and production workshop for children and youth. Includes news, photo and video galleries, and more. For more information click here:

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DFM 2013: Introducing a master class with Jon Reiss.

Durban FilmMart 2013 is pleased to announce that Jon Reis will present during the 2013 Durban FilmMart master class programme!

Jon Reiss is a media strategist who assists filmmakers and companies to navigate the new distribution and marketing landscape. Reiss will present a transmedia master class drawing from his critically acclaimed book Think Outside the Box Office -The Ultimate Guide to Film Distribution in the Digital Era.

Opportunities

Zuku: Commissioning brief for a Documentary Series 

Events

17 to 19 July 2013
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.
For more information click here.

Opportunities

South Africa: Delegate Registration opens for Durban FilmMart

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