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Events

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.

Opportunities

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.

People

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.

Events

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.

Opportunities

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.

People

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.

Opportunities

Calling for documentary proposals from South African filmmakers.

We want powerful African stories that engage universal themes. We are seeking extraordinary stories from the fullest possible range of genres and subject matter.
More here:

People

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.

People

Zuku hires Turner exec

African triple-play pay TV operator Zuku has poached a Turner Broadcasting System exec to become its chief commercial officer.

Charles Murito was TBS’s director, business development, Africa and the Middle East but will now join the Wananchi Group-owned paycaster as CCO of Wananchi Programming.

Wananchi said the move signaled “the company’s dedication to the monetisation of its assets and future growth”.

Events

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Film Africa 2013

Venue: London, UK.
The UK’s largest annual festival of African cinema and culture.
For more information clcik here.

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Kenya International Film Festival 2013 (KIFF)

Venue: Kenya.
For more information clcik here.

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