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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.
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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.

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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

exact dates tba, Novembre 2013
Film Africa 2013

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

exact dates tba, Novembre 2013
Kenya International Film Festival 2013 (KIFF)

Venue: Kenya.
For more information clcik here.

Opportunities

African producers: Do you Want your Program aired by Zuku TV?

Here is what you need.

The Zuku brand reflects a new, fresh and innovative range of products and services targeting the modern African consumer making it an exciting, relevant and affordable option for home entertainment and communication.

As a brand, Zuku aims to give customers the greatest value for their money without compromising service quality.

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Management changes in the South Africa PayTV business at MultiChoice
 

Events

exact dates tba, Novembre 2013
Film Africa 2013

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

exact dates tba, Novembre 2013
Kenya International Film Festival 2013 (KIFF)

Venue: Kenya.
For more information clcik here.

Opportunities

ZIFF call for entries

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) is now accepting film submissions for the 2014 edition, which takes place from 14 to 22 June.

Entries from Africa (including the Diaspora), India, Pakistan, South East Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean Islands will be considered, with preference given to films that align with the festival theme ‘A Common Destiny’.
More info here

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Nollywood's 100 Most Influential People are...

Events

24th of October until the 1st of November 2013
Africa in Motion (AIM) – Scotland African Film Festival
Venue: Scotland, Edinburgh
A large festival aimed at introducing African cinema to Scottish audiences. The call for entries for the annual AiM Short Film Competition is open, with a deadline of 31st May 2013 to send your films.
For more information clik here

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