Welcome to the Callsheet, 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 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.
Founded in 2003, Film & Event Media produces business-to-business publications, and acts as an online media hub for the film and events industries. Our monthlies and annuals include: The Filmmaker’s Guide to Africa (FMG) – a yearly showcase of the SA film industry targeted at an international market; the Event – a monthly that covers the thriving African events and exhibitions industry; the Callsheet – a monthly about the African film industry that covers commercials, film, technology, documentaries and more. Film & Event Media also publish The Event Planner’s Guide to Africa (EPG) – Africa’s leading business-events industry annual publication.
The Callsheet is printed by Exhibit Print. Their suppliers have The Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification. The magazine is printed on Hi-Q 80gsm gloss, wood free white paper, which is sourced from sustainably managed forests, and uses vegetable-oil-based, environmentally-friendly inks conforming to the highest European standards. 100% of what you spend with The Callsheet can be counted as BEE spend.
With its multiethnic and multicultural population, spectacular landscapes, diverse and unique flora and fauna, South Africa offers multiple assets to filmmakers. The country also boasts an extensive production infrastructure and a deep and experienced crew base. But most of all, a generous rebate of up to 25% on qualified spend sweetens the appeal and closes … [Read more]
There’s a buzz in Nollywood right now. Last month the romantic comedy The Wedding Party became the first movie from Nigeria’s growing film industry to break 400 million naira ($1.3 million). And in 2016 Nollywood’s combined box office topped 3.5 billion naira ($11.5 million) with 30% of ticket sales generated by local movies. To a … [Read more]
The same night “Moonlight” won Best Picture, “Get Out” ended its fruitful theatrical debut with $33.4 million in North American grosses, surpassing forecasts that estimated a $28 million opening. Jordan Peele’s horror film is expected to net another $26 million this go-round, remarkable for a genre known for steep second-weekend revenue declines. One week alone … [Read more]
South Africa has joined the world’s massive data breaches when the country’s largest cinema chain, Ster-Kinekor, had its website hacked in 2016 exposing over 6-million accounts. This is thought to be South Africa’s largest data breach. Security website Haveibeenpwned.com reported the breach this week, which occurred in 2016, in an email that alerted registered users … [Read more]