Founded in 2003, The Callsheet is Africa’s leading film industry magazine. It is an award-winning monthly trade publication which covers the commercials, features, stills, television, and digital markets. The Callsheet is a resource for the local industry and international industry players.

Film & Event Media, which publishes The Callsheet, won the Imbongi Award in 2010 for marketing South Africa’s Cape Town and Western Cape film industry. In recent years, The Callsheet has expanded to cover the entire continent of Africa.

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SA big wave film to premiere at San Diego Surf Film Festival

Ocean Driven: A day that changed big wave surfing is a documentary film about one man’s passion for the ocean, riding big waves, and how his courage, determination, focus and belief in himself and a never faltering belief in his dream, helped him rise to the very top of the international big wave scene. Among Cape … [Read more]

Hlaudi: SABC will now start DTT with 5 TV channels

The SABC’s chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng says the public broadcaster will now launch with only 5 TV channels once the long-delayed commercial start of South Africa’s switch from analogue to digital broadcasting begins. When South Africa’s TV industry switches from analogue to digital broadcasting, terrestrial TV broadcasters like the SABC, e.tv and M-Net are … [Read more]

Mediterranea review – horribly topical drama about African migrants in Italy

Mediterranea, directed by Jonas Carpignano Rarely has the phrase “ripped from the headlines” seemed so literal. As the lights went down before the world premiere of Mediterranea in the Cannes’ Critics’ Week sidebar, I folded away that day’s paper, the front page of which detailed the EU’s latest strategy for handling the African immigration surge. … [Read more]

South Africa’s film industry boosted with production of Top Actor SA

The country’s newest reality show Top Actor South Africa is not only a springboard for upcoming actors, but international co-production is facilitating skills transfer to others in the industry. The show, a collaboration between Urban Brew Studios and Viacom International Media Networks Africa, airs exclusively on BET (DStv channel 129) every Thursday and sees twelve … [Read more]

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The Callsheet Issue 5

The Callsheet Issue 5 is brought to you by Film & Event Media. This month, we celebrate African film hubs including the burgeoning Namibian film sector. We also do a full industry audit on which great studios and film production companies are operating in South Africa, and explore all the glitz and glamour that is … [Read more]