2019 Highlights from the African Film and Television Industry

As we wrap up 2019, it’s always worthwhile to reflect back on the year and celebrate some of the highlights and successes from within the African film and TV sectors

DISCOP Johannesburg recalibrates as African marketplace evolves

The eighth edition of DISCOP Johannesburg wrapped on 22 November with a lower attendance in comparison to last year

Three local projects selected as finalists for C21 Content London’s drama series pitching competition

Three local projects have been chosen as finalists for C21 Content London’s drama series pitching competition, the world’s biggest such event

Zee Global Content Sales announces slate of variety content for DISCOP Johannesburg

ZEE Global Content Sales currently houses one of the largest libraries of creative and broadcasting entertainment content in the world

The Africa Channel establishes strong presence at DISCOP Johannesburg

TAC Studios, the production arm of US-based The Africa Channel, announced new series at DISCOP Johannesburg. These include scripted series The Yard, and unscripted series My Design Rules and May’s Kitchen

Silverline Studios in the spotlight

Screen Africa caught up with Monde Mkhontwana and Ingrid Williams to find out more about the Cape Town-based studio facility and why it has become a favourite amongst content creators from all over the world

Copyright concerns

The Copyright Amendment Bill will give South African creatives rights that they don’t want, while taking away the ones they actually need, says The Coalition for Effective Copyright in South Africa. Here’s what it could mean for film and TV.

Intimacy coordination on SA film and TV sets

Galvanised by the #MeToo movement, film and TV producers around the world have acknowledged the imperative to recruit experts when working with intimacy, simulated sex scenes and nudity

Entries now open for the 14th annual South African Film and Television Awards

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture, the custodians of the SAFTAs recently announced the call for local production companies to submit their entries for the 14th annual SAFTAs

In conversation with award-winning director Quentin Krog

Screen Africa spoke to award-winning director Quentin Krog about his journey to the director’s chair, his process when directing Die Byl, and what is next for him as a filmmaker
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