Editors Comments

Editor's Comments

Wed, 30 Mar 2016
West Africa features quite strongly in this issue. The steady growth and improving output of this region is an inspiration......
Mon, 25 Jan 2016
And so a new year begins! We start off 2016 with an issue that offers a fairly mixed bag of subject matter......
Thu, 26 Nov 2015
Unbelievably, the end of 2015 is upon us. It appears to have been a challenging year for the industry......
Tue, 27 Oct 2015
In my last editor’s note I asked if the industry was sufficiently aware of audience preferences and had effectively tackled the challenges......
Sun, 27 Sep 2015
South Africa’s National and Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) came under heavy fire recently for its delay in releasing its decisions regarding the quarter 1 funding......
Thu, 27 Aug 2015
The Screen Africa team is still in the midst of taking stock after a hectic month that saw us visit one technology trade show......
Thu, 25 Jun 2015
The coming mid-year period is shaping up to be an especially hectic one. It’s always a rather busy time with the Durban International Film Festival and Durban FilmMart taking place just a short wh...
Thu, 28 May 2015
Ours is not a publication that usually concerns itself with the latest trending topics in the mainstream media and I have always disliked the practice......
Mon, 23 Feb 2015
While we were working on this issue the news broke that a new, bi-annual edition of DISCOP Africa would be launching in June this year in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire......
Mon, 19 Jan 2015
As we kick off 2015, we find ourselves just five months away from the supposed deadline for Africa’s complete switchover to digital terrestrial television......
Wed, 12 Nov 2014
This final edition of Screen Africa for 2014 is linked with two industry events. The subjects surrounding these give us a lot to think about as we head into 2015... ...
Sun, 12 Oct 2014
The mad rush towards of the end of 2014 is upon us. It’s that time of year when trade shows, conferences, exhibitions and festivals seem to come thick and fast......
Fri, 12 Sep 2014
Probably the biggest story to hit the headlines this month is the latest explosion in the year-long battle between the cast of Generations and the production company and broadcaster......
Wed, 23 Jul 2014
As the 5th Durban Film Mart progressed over the past weekend one thing that kept coming up was the question of distribution......
Mon, 14 Jul 2014
The visual storytelling industry is perhaps more democratic and open in nature today than it has ever been – perhaps particularly in Africa and perhaps to a fault......
Mon, 09 Jun 2014
Two new studios have been added to the world of South African television broadcasting this month......
Mon, 05 May 2014
The past few months have been good ones for South African films......
Sat, 05 Apr 2014
This month we celebrate 20 years of the country’s democracy and we have an ideal opportunity to take stock of ourselves, and to what extent the much- lauded transformation of the country has filter...
Wed, 05 Mar 2014
The industry activity of the past month has taken place in the shadow of the ever unfolding crisis at the national broadcaster......
Wed, 05 Feb 2014
Many of the stories in this issue speak to African film and broadcasting industries that appear to be steadily on the rise. We look ahead to the second annual Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, ...
Wed, 25 Sep 2013
Last week saw the official announcement of South Africa’s new free-to-air (FTA) direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television platform, OpenView HD......
Wed, 18 Sep 2013
It was a bizarre experience sitting in the SABC Auditorium in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, last Thursday at the Annual Report press conference......
Wed, 11 Sep 2013
Screen Africa’s technology expert, Ian Dormer, and advertising executive, Marianne Schafer, will be donning their most comfy shoes this week to take part in arguably the biggest ‘walk’ in Amsterdam – ...
Wed, 07 Aug 2013
It was a relief to hear that South Africa’s Film and Publication Board (FPB) reversed its decision to ban the local film, Of Good Report, which was meant to open last month’s Durban International Film...
Tue, 16 Jul 2013
It’s big, it’s biennial and it’s here. Mediatech Africa, the continent’s largest advanced technology trade exhibition for the film, broadcast and AV sectors......
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