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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Somhale wedding takes viewing crown

The Somhale wedding just broke the all-time record for the number of views on its first day on Showmax, ahead of both the Showmax Original The Girl From St Agnes and the most popular international series ever screened on Showmax

SAFTAs14 returns to Johannesburg

After a two-year stint at Sun City in the North-West Province, the annual South African Film and Television Awards is returning to Johannesburg for its 14th edition, taking place on 27 and 28 March at the Sandton Convention Centre

Behind the scenes on Triggerfish-animated Zog

UK-based production company Magic Light Pictures recently released a film adaptation of the much-loved 2010 picture book, Zog, animated in South Africa by Triggerfish

The Three Wells of Screenwriting

Matthew Kalil is a writer, director and script editor who recently published The Three Wells of Screenwriting, a book hailed by Christopher Vogler as a “breakthrough in the craft.” Screen Africa caught up with Kalil to learn more about his background and what readers can expect from the book
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