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.



TRIBUTE: Friedrich Stark SA’s super producer

George – To call Friedrich Stark – the South African super producer who unexpectedly passed away on Christmas Day at 62 – the “Aaron Spelling” of South Africa’s TV industry would be an apt description. Like the “wizard” in The Wizard of Oz, South African viewers have been dazzled for decades by the ongoing spectacle, hard work … [Read more]

Kenya Film Board Wants Remake of Its Rules; Media Industry Dreads Stricter Censorship

NAIROBI, KENYA-Proposed changes to archaic regulatory law here have filmmakers, bloggers, actors and many others in the media industry worried that their free speech will be curtailed. Officials at the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), the government agency that regulates the creation, broadcasting and distribution of films, say the proposals, if made into law, will … [Read more]

Lorcia Cooper wins the hearts of South African viewers yet again

With a long standing career in the acting industry as well as being a choreographer, Lorcia’s recent acting in Mzansi Magic’s latest drama series, Lock Down, reminds us once again why we fell in love with her in the first place. Our first introduction to Lorcia Cooper was back in the day when she acted in e.tv’s … [Read more]

Why It Matters That Black Actors Scooped Up Golden Globes This Year

In the time since the first tweets about #OscarsSoWhite trended at the end of 2015 ahead of the 2016 Academy Awards, it seems the landscape of awards ceremonies is slowly changing to better represent diversity in film and television. This year’s Golden Globes proved just how much representation matters, with three wins for black actors … [Read more]

Callsheet Issue 1

The Callsheet issue 1 is brought to you by Film & Event Media. In the first edition of 2017, we explore South Africa’s studio spaces, and its vibrant, ever-growing animation sector.

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