Multichoice Group supports local entertainment industry during Covid-19

MultiChoice has implemented several measures, aimed at safe guarding the incomes of cast, crew, and creatives as well as the sustainability of production houses

Inside the making of Trap! Dis My Huis

Currently screening on Afrikaans lifestyle channel VIA, new South African TV show 'Trap! Dis My Huis' – co-presented by Amalia Uys and Zoë Brown – is based on the hit international Fremantle television format titled 'Get The F*CK Out Of My House'

Rage, the first Showmax Original horror

In Rage, Showmax’s first Original horror movie, a group of school-leavers descend on a tiny coastal town for a celebration of their freedom

IPO statement on COVID-19

The Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) executive committee recently issued a statement with regards to COVID-19 and current developments within the industry as a result

SAFTAs14 ceremony cancelled due to COVID19 outbreak

The National Film & Video Foundation have announced that the 2020 SAFTAs ceremony will not go ahead as planned

Discovery Inc appoints Clare O’ Neil as commercial director for Africa

Discovery Inc has appointed Clare O’ Neil as their commercial director for Discovery in Africa. O’ Neil’s focus will be on driving commercial growth for the company’s eight TV brands in the region

Challenges and opportunities for production studios

Screen Africa chats to Charlene Govender of Sasani Studios about how increased investment in local studios could influence the trajectory of the South African production industry

Welcome changes to South Africa’s IP exchange controls announced

Over the last five years, Webber Wentzel has collaborated with a number of industry stakeholders in ongoing engagements with the SARB and National Treasury to draw their attention to the unintended negative consequences of the IP exchange controls; and propose alternative, less restrictive approaches which would still achieve the relevant policy goals

2020 – A milestone year for many across the streaming landscape

The streaming media industry is now entering a new era, as major launches and acquisitions carve out a global landscape for 2020 and beyond

Netflix announces first Nigerian original

On 27 February, Netflix announced that it will increase its investment in Nigeria’s creative community with the production of its first African original scripted series from Nigeria
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