South Africa: The 13th Metro FM Awards require a co-presenter for the black carpet affair being held in KwaZulu-Natal. More here
Opportunities for African producers: Netflix could change SA television. There are strong rumours that Netflix already has servers in a local (South African) data centre. If it’s introduced here, it will be as much of a game changer as it was in the US. Full article here
Chadian film director Mahamat Saleh Haroun is one of the 18 jury members who will award Golden FIPA (Fipa d’or in French) at the International Festival of Audiovisual Programmes in Biarritz, South West of France). Haroun made seven short films and six feature films including “A Screaming Man” and Grigris selected and awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.
April 5 – 10, 2014 NAB Show Venue: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. NAB Show® provides a meeting for creative inspiration and next-generation technologies to assist audio and video executives with their content. 7-10 April 2014 MIPTV Venue: Cannes, South of France. The world's market & creative forum for TV content.
NHU Africa Commissioning Brief: Call for Documentary Submissions
13 January, 2014 - NHU Africa is looking for strong, African based stories that speak to the connections between people, animals and the natural world. We are not looking for proposals focusing anywhere other than Africa and we are not looking for issues, thesis’ or lectures. We are looking for powerful, entertaining, unusual and dramatic stories that provide an insight into the natural world and our place within it.
Nomiation of François Guilbeau as President of the Community of Francophones Television
On 12/19/2013, François Guilbeau, Director of France 3 network was elected for a second term as President of the Community of Francophones Television (CTF ) after the Board of Directors was held in Paris on 13 December 2013.
Mobile East Africa 2014 -Expanding mobile data usage & driving monetisation through industry collaboration 12 February 2014 Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya Mobile East Africa, the East African edition of the most progressive and interactive mobile focused events in Sub-Saharan Africa, is primed to once again be the leading mobile focused conference in the region this year.
Jason Njoku of iROKOtv: ”exciting business opportunities in Nigeria!”
leading Nigerian Internet entrepreneur, Jason Njoku of iROKOtv and Spark, was interviewed by the BBC's Evan Davis and Nkem Ifejika, as part of the BBC's focus on Nigeria as one of the world's leading emerging economies. The show was broadcast to millions of people around the world on the Today Programme and on the BBC's NewsDay on the World Service.
Website rewmi.com claims that Mactar Sylla was contacted by "emissaries" of Senegal’s Head of State, Macky Sall, to take the reins of the Senegalese Radio and Television. Mactar Sylla is tipped to replace the current CEO of RTS, Racine Talla, which is no longer in the good graces of the President of the Republic.
iROKOtv Star Week: Chika Nancy Ike - Nollywood actress and UN Ambassador
Stunning Nollywood actress, Chika Nancy Ike, is an UN Ambassador who grew up in a close knit family of eight in Lagos, Nigeria. Born on 8th November, 1985, she started acting at the age of six in her local church and watched numerous of movies whilst growing up; this is what inspired her to join the Nigerian movie industry. In 2005, Chika got her big break starring in Sweet Love and 'Bless the Child', a Nollywood movie directed by Tchidi Chikere.