Leading a creative team remotely

Film production, to a large extent, has remote work built into it’s processes. Departments and their HODs are briefed, and get on with their tasks, regrouping and reporting when necessary, This is of course true of both director-based, and service-based work, where briefs happen long before we get to meet our clients and colleagues in…

NFVF calls for funding applications

The National Film and Video Foundation has announced a call for funding applications in the following funding categories: Development (feature films, documentaries, short films and TV Formats) Production (feature films, short films and documentaries, archive and post  production) Individuals, companies and organisations may submit funding applications to the NFVF for any of the above funding…

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…

Cape Town gets marketing mojo at Cannes from Wesgro

The number of filming permits issued by the City of Cape Town has doubled over the past two financial years, and the city is looking to substantial increase that, according to Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille. de Lille’s comments come as the city seeks to make a big impact at this years’ Cannes Film…

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),…

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…