CPA calls for transparency in advertising and production bidding

The Commercial Producers Association (CPA) of SA says the South African advertising and film industry is struggling against bid rigging, which favours ad agencies’ in-house production facilities. Writing in the Financial Mail, CPA executive officer Bobby Amm says an alarming number of suppliers and independent companies are facing potential closure as local ad agencies take…

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Durban FilmMart debates role of Women behind the camera

One of the highlights of the Durban FilmMart this year will be the events’ concerted efforts to highlight the role of female filmmakers. A number of workshops, roundtables and panel discussions with leading women in film will be held to explore the issues. The programme will be facilitated by the lobby and advocacy organization Sisters Working in Film and Television (SWIFT),…

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Mediatech Africa returns to showcase leading film and TV tech

Mediatech Africa, SA’s premier trade show for advanced media and entertainment technology, returns to Johannesburg from 19-21 July 2017. The expo showcases new technologies and services from industry leaders in AV system integration and communications; live entertainment technology; television and broadcast; animation and film; studio and production, DJ and pro-audio equipment. Show highlights include the…

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Africa is a mobile-only continent

Well, not quite. But Luke McKelland of Google South Africa makes the case that Africa’s media consumers and internet users have jumped the ‘desktop’ phase and moved directly into mobile. “It’s time to lose the desktop as way to access the internet” says McKelland. “We need to stop thinking of mobile as a device or delivery mechanism,…

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Accounting for film production workshop

  There’s an apparent severe shortage of production accountants in South Africa, as well as a lack of knowledge among filmmakers on how to draft and manage production budgets. So says Destiny Media Africa, who, in association with Film Finances SA, will host a workshop on the 12 May 2017 on the fundamentals of production accounting.  The…

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Former ConCourt Justice Zak Yacoob to address SA Guild of Actors

Former South African Constitutional Court judge Justice Zak Yacoob will address the SA Guild of Actors (SAGA) at the SAGA Annual General Meeting at the Joburg Theatre on Monday 8 May, 2017. SAGA members (active or inactive) and SAGA non-members such as actors, performing arts students and other creative industry members are welcome to attend. Justice Yacoob…

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