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‘Black-ish’ Star Anthony Anderson Set To Host MTV Africa Music Awards

Anthony Anderson, who won an NAACP Image Award this year for his starring role on ABC’s “Black-ish,” will host the fifth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards on July 18 in Durban, in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal.

The Mamas, as the awards are known, were revived last year after a three-year hiatus and aired live in 48 countries, including for the first time across sub-Saharan Africa on multiplatform network MTV Base. They also trended globally, including in the U.S., on Twitter.

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Triggerfish launches $3.5m pan-African Story Lab

CAPE TOWN - After the international success of its first two feature films, Triggerfish Animation Studios is establishing The Triggerfish Story Lab with the support of The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and The Walt Disney Company.

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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.

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Frans Matlala appointed new SABC GCEO

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.

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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.

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20-22 June, 2015
Natpe 2015

conference and trade show - Film and TV.
Miami, USA
Source: Natpe

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Lead news anchor on Sports News Africa and the presenter of our talk show, The Conversation, Ehi Alonge, has sadly passed away.

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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.

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4 au 7 June 2015
Nollywood Week Paris

The 3rd. edition of the now popular Nigerian film festical in Paris (Festival du Cinéma Nigérian à Paris), France.

17-19 June 2015
Convergence Africa World 2015

Kenya (Nairobi) - Oshwal Centre (Parklands)
Organised by Exhibitions India Group (EIG) 

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Motsoeneng appeal heads to supreme court

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.

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