iROKO announces content development and capital funding deals

iROKO, has signed multiple deals totalling $19m, both in content development and in capital funding...

Sudanese films to screen in US

MARTIN CHEMHERE writes.Sudanese director Taghreed Elsanhouri’s films Our Beloved Sudan and Sudan in Two have been selected to participate as video installations in the internationally acclaimed Lines of Control exhibition in Ithaca, New York.

UK’s largest indie film fest

Over the years one has heard so much about Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival, regarded as the holy grail of indie film fests, that it’s surprising to hear that its UK counterpart, the Raindance Film Festival, has been around for 17 years.

High Rollers production house takes SABC to court

High Rollers on SABC3 is now seeking an urgent court interdict to prevent the SABC from abruptly cancelling the local prime time TV drama...

An ordinary man, an extraordinary life

Enver Samuel, the producer and director of the documentary, Indians Can’t Fly, had a long walk with the production before it achieved two SAFTA...

The Hurt Locker gets PGA vote

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) voted Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker best film of 2009 at the Hollywood Palladium on 24 January.

Global broadcast sales increase

All’s right in the world of broadcast technology sales according to the IABM. The broadcast organisation has published its latest Industry Index. Global sales in the broadcast technology market have increased by 11.4% year on year, which is similar to the growth figures previously reported.

Cine Gear Expo 2016 wrap up

Cine Gear Expo proved to be Hollywood’s pre-eminent gathering for members of the top motion picture, video and new media community...

Streep, Clooney and “Artist” triumph at Globes

Meryl Streep and George Clooney took home the Golden Globe awards for Best Actress and Best Actor in the Drama category of the Golden Globes, which were presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in Los Angeles on 17 January.

Kenyan filmmaker scoops awards

The Rugged Priest, by Kenyan director Bob Nyanja, recently took the coveted Golden Dhow Award for Best Feature Film at this year’s Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF)...
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