TRANSFORMATION AND PROFESSIONALISM IN THE SOUTH AFRICA MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY By John Hill While transformation remains a key challenge, Work Creation and Professionalism need to be prioritized if meaningful and sustainable transformation is to occur. Work Creation By Work Creation, I mean the generation of employment opportunities in the Motion Picture Industry – as […]

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DISCOP Africa 2014 – The Futur...

Africa has reached a stage where its television production, distribution and export sectors have sustained remarkably high growth rates in recent years. And on the back of this, the annual DISCOP Africa market has become one of the most important events for the pan-African industry. The ninth edition is set to take place from 5-7 […]

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MIPCOM 2014 – A Decided Game-C...

  The internet was in a flurry over 13-16 October, as most major international broadcasters, content producers and film industry bigwigs attended the 2014 edition of MIPCOM in Cannes, France. Social media and news outlets reported deal after deal, shared reviews of screened content and explored many other facets of the event. But perhaps the […]

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African Talent Shines – And th...

  It’s already well-established that African talent is beautiful, cosmopolitan and constantly in demand. This is never more evident than in the fashion arena where top models hold renowned brands in the palm of their hands. Tanzanian-born Herieth Paul, South African bombshell Candice Swanepoel or Kenyan beauty Malaika Firth, who became the first black woman […]

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One Night At Aquila

Aquila Private Game Reserve has been a valued client of The Callsheet’s for many years, and I leaped at the chance to see the reserve in all its wild and untamed glory. Situated a mere one and a half hours from Cape Town, Aquila is the most accessible venue for local and international tourists seeking […]

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New Film on the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria
    Award winning director Joanna Lipper elegantly explores past and present as she tells the remarkable story of Hafsat Abiola, daughter of human rights heroine Kudirat Abiola, and Nigeria's President-elect M.K.O. Abiola, who won a historic vote in 1993 that promised to end years of military ...

Zambezi News crew goes to Hollywood
[caption id="attachment_5060" align="aligncenter" width="515" class=" "] The Zambezi News crew of Comrade Fatso and Outspoken[/caption]   Fatso and Outspoken (real names Samm Monro and Tongai Makawa) are part of a delegation of five leading Zimbabwean filmmakers, artists and cultural producers on a US media entrepreneurship leadership exchange ...

The line between film and TV is evaporating. Good.
[caption id="attachment_5057" align="alignright" width="680"] Tom Hardy, seen here at the premiere of The Drop, will star in a new TV series from the BBC and FX.[/caption] Even five years ago, an actor at the same point of his career as Tom Hardy wouldn't have announced he ...

Action! South Africa and Nigeria Find Growing Opportunity in the Film Business
In recent years, both South Africa and Nigeria have seen significant growth in their film industries. Filmmakers from around the world are descending on South Africa, keen to take advantage of economic incentives and top-notch facilities. Nigeria’s film industry is more homegrown but, while it ...

The Callsheet Issue 11
The Callsheet Issue 11 | 2014

The Callsheet’s penultimate issue for 2014 is brought to you by Film & Event Media. In it we discover just how much African Talent Shines, what’s in store at DISCOP Africa 2014 and what it’s really like writing for the screen.