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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Guinness is looking for Kenyan filmmakers

Diageo chief marketing officer, Andy Fennell has unveiled a competition to find the most talented filmmaker in Africa who will produce the next local TV commercial for Guinness.

Working across Africa with crowd-sourcing agency MOFILM, Diageo will be discovering, cultivating and growing local talent and filmmakers with the winning entry being funded by Guinness to run on Pan-African media placements.

Fennell said "We believe that Africa is at the forefront of creative innovation and that with this project we are simply providing a platform to showcase that. We want to establish this programme as an on-going initiative and believe that this Guinness project can actively help give African creativity and talent the global stage it deserves. I sincerely believe that we will be back in Cannes in 2014 with an award-winning film from Africa!