WELCOME

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.

 

LATEST NEWS

GRB Entertainment sells content to Africa

Mumbai: GRB Entertainment announced deals for family-focused docu-series and lifestyle programs with Star Times and Azam TV for Tanzania, Uganda, and several other African countries. Star Times acquired five seasons of ‘My First Home’ which follows first time homebuyers through the process of searching for their first property, where “must-haves” and budgets don’t always meet. … [Read more]


A row about a reality show reveals how hard it is to do business in Nigeria

The bother over “Big Brother” may serve as a wake-up call to the government. The Nigerian edition of “Big Brother” has the same mix of narcissism, banality and back-stabbing found in every other version of the show. But an extra controversy was added to the fallouts and flirtations when Nigerians learned that their programme, in … [Read more]


David Oyelowo talks portrayal of Africa in Hollywood

The last time an African prince was at the center of a Hollywood film, Eddie Murphy was “Coming to America” in 1988. That’s because, most often, when images of Africa make it to the big screen, they’re rooted in stereotype: a lanky child, stomach swollen from malnourishment; an impoverished, overcrowded shanty town; a group of … [Read more]


Pan African Film Festival update

From the late 1980s to the early ’90s, when people thought of blackness in Los Angeles, most thought of either the rise of N.W.A’s West Coast style of rap or the fallout from the LAPD’s beating of Rodney King. As actress Alfre Woodard put it, “people didn’t think there was a mindset here of an … [Read more]


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Callsheet Issue 2

The Callsheet Issue 2 offers you a world of film to explore. Published by Film & Event Media, this month covers SA’s major sound studios, and also places a focus on the Cape Town International Animation Festival. We also go behind the scenes on The Recce and much more.

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