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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Time-lapse specialist Leisel Kershoff’s raises awareness of Western Cape drought

A poignant and beautiful time-lapse short film shot by time-lapse specialist Liesel Kershoff at the Theewaterskloof Dam, a few hours from Cape Town, in the Western Cape, drawing attention to the current drought.

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Al-Jazeera invites African filmmakers to pitch for Doccies

African filmmakers are invited to submit proposals for the Al Jazeera-Encounters Pitching Forum in Johannesburg on Saturday, 10 June 2017, during the 19th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival. A maximum of 12 African filmmakers will be selected to pitch to an Al Jazeera commissioning editor. The call is open to projects at any stage…

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Callsheet Vol 5 available for download

Volume 5 of The Callsheet, billed as Africa‚Äôs Leading Film Industry Magazine, is now available to download. The new issue features an in-depth look at why South Africa is one of the top 10 film service destinations in the world – and how we can better our position internationally. It also looks at the complex world of film finance in…

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New SABC board must fix local broadcaster

The broadcasting industry in South Africa has long been aware that our national public broadcaster is broken. For years, it has been run like a microcosm of the country, with rampant corruption and no political will to keep its management on an ethical and financially sound course – to say nothing of its failures to properly engage with local producers to grow…

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