Financing your SA film

Money is one of the main stumbling blocks holding South African filmmakers back, despite growth in demand for African stories and a wealth of new ideas and talent, writes Kim Crowie in the Callsheet. Anyone who has started to make a film in South Africa knows that it’s an uphill struggle to acquire the finance one needs…

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DISCOP Johannesburg film and TV market returns to Johannesburg in Oct 17

DISCOP Johannesburg, one of TV and films most vibrant markets, returns in Oct 2017. Launched in 2012, DISCOP has become an important forum for pitching and purchasing new content.Johannesburg is a 3-day market bringing together 150+ international sellers of film, TV content, adaptation DISCOP Johannesburg takes place from 25-27 October, and will bring together over 150…

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#WomenNotObjects

Revisiting this outstanding video from 2016, #WomenNotObjects names and shames ads that objectify women in ads. The 2-minute film provoked wide-spread conversation, some defensiveness, and some apparent real shifts in some companies’ attitudes towards sexualizing women in ads.

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Ad agencies will go out of business if they don’t change these 4 crucial things

Writing in Forbes, Keenan Beasley says that Ad agencies are really struggling: declining ad spend budgets, more media to work within (remember when it was just print, TV and radio?), the all time problem of demonstrating concrete value for ad services, and so on. The solution, he argues, is to disrupt the traditional advertising agency…

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4 Audition Hacks to Help You Stand Out

Most actors will spend considerable time in auditions throughout their career, and oftentimes they’re very competitive. These 4 simple and helpful audition tips from ExploreTalent are a good start to help you stand out.

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Submissions for Jozi Fim Fest closing end of May

Submissions for the sixth annual Jozi Film Festival (JFF) close at the end of May 2017. As always, JFF is calling for feature films, short fiction films, documentaries (both short and long) as well as student films, both from South Africa and internationally. A new category this year calls for 2-5 minute documentaries from filmmakers across…

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