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On Saturday, 4 November 2017, animators and storytellers across Africa will be able to hear first-hand what it takes to develop TV series for worldwide distribution.

During an Animate Africa webinar streamed on YouTube Live, Triggerfish Animation Studios will share insights from two years of developing TV series through The Story Lab, that had the support of The Walt Disney Company and the Department of Trade and Industry. The Story Lab, to date, has led to two worldwide distribution deals for series set and made in Africa.

 

​In 2015, Triggerfish ran a search for animation writers throughout the African continent.  The Triggerfish Story Lab attracted 1 378 projects from 30 countries across Africa, with eight chosen to be taken into full development.

 

At the webinar, Triggerfish will discuss what made those eight projects stand out and also share some of the feedback they’ve received from international distributors.

Last month, Triggerfish announced its partnership with leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE to co-produce one of these, the comedy action series,Mama K’s Super 4.

 

Aimed at 6-11 year olds, Mama K’s Super 4 is set in Lusaka, where four teenage girls are recruited by former secret agent Mama K to help her save the world. Fighting rich and powerful opponents with limited resources means the girls will have to be smart and resourceful in a show in which taking down the bad guys and turning in your homework is all in a day’s work!

 

At the webinar, Zambian creator Malenga Mulendema and her Cameroon-born character designer, Malcolm Wope, will discussMama K’s Super 4 as one of four case studies of projects generating international interest from Africa.

 

Vanessa Sinden, who produced the Story Lab, will also give some highly practical tips on how to get your concept into a pitch document that can be shown to distributors.

 

Other confirmed speakers include award-winning Kenyan filmmaker (and Story Lab alumni) Wanuri Kahiu; Raffaella Delle Donne, co-writer of two of South Africa’s five highest-grossing films of all-time,Adventures in Zambezia and Khumba; Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest; and the founders of two other South African animation companies: Bugbox and Sanusi Chronicles.

 

Delegates will be able to ask questions via Facebook and Twitter.

 

“If you have ever thought about bringing your own characters to life as an animated TV series, this webinar is for you,” says Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest. “The Triggerfish Story Lab proved again that Africa is full of amazing stories, at a time when there’s a global demand for more diverse content, so it feels like African animation is at a tipping point.”

 

The webinar is organized by Animate Africa, with the support of M-Net 101, Toon Boom Animation, Triggerfish Animation Studios and the Walt Disney Company Africa, in partnership with African Digital Art, AnimationSA, Animation West Africa, Animation Xchange,  Arterial Network, Association of Animation Artists, Cape Town International Animation Festival, Cape Town International Film Market and Festival,  CGAfrica, Comexposed, Design Indaba, Digital Lab Africa, Fan Con, Kawkab El Rasameen (Painter’s Planet), Kwazulu-Natal Film Commission, Lagos Comic Con, Lusaka Comic Con, Naiccon, Tanzania CGI Artists, The Animation Club Africa, The National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa, Wesgro, and Writers Guild of South Africa.

 

Register for the free webinar at https://www.animateafrica.org/.

​PROGRAM

​Saturday 4 November

13h00 SAST: Creating an animated TV series

Session 1:   The global stage and where Africa fits in (Stuart Forrest, CEO Triggerfish)

Session 2:   Content that is local but global (Anthony Silverston, Head of Development, Triggerfish)

Session 3:    Putting together a TV pitch package on a budget (Vanessa Sinden, Story Lab Producer)

Session 4:    Writing for children (Raffaella Delle Donne, Head of Story Lab TV series)

Session 5:    From Africa to the world: challenges and opportunities (Babalwa Baartman & Thulani Simantov, Sanusi Chronicles)

Session 6:    Art without agenda: why frivolity and fun are important (Wanuri Kahiu, award-winning Story Lab alumni)

Session 7:    Q&A

20 minute break.

 

15h00 SAST: Case Studies

Session 1:   Ninja Princess (Kelly Dillon & Marc Dey)

Session 2:   Mama K’s Super 4 (Malenga Mulendema)

Session 3:   Designing Mama K’s Super 4 (Malcolm Wope)

Session 4:   Musi and Cuckoo (Tim Argall & Candice Argall)

Session 5:    Cloud Life (Andrew Phillips)

Session 6:   Q&A

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South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) joins South Africans and the world in the unveiling of the life-size statue of Oliver Reginald Tambo at OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday 19 October 2017. The event is part of the build-up to the centenary celebration that will take place on 27 October 2017 under the theme:   Life and Legacy of OR Tambo and is expected to run until December 2017.

Nine SABC Radio Stations, News and Current Affairs will be broadcasting from OR Tambo International Airport between 6h00 and 13h00 including live interviews on Morning Live and morning drive time radio shows.  Other platforms and programmes will be crossing to the event at different intervals.

 

“As part of the SABC’s mandate to inform, educate and entertain, the nine Radio stations that will broadcast the event include 5FM, SAFM, Radio 2000, Ukhozi FM, Umhlobo Wenene FM, Lesedi FM, Ikwekwezi FM, Channel Africa, and METRO FM.  Other SABC Radio stations will be supporting the event on air using the #ORTambo100 with the support of the SABC digital news. SABC News and current affairs programmes will also cover the event”, said Mr Kaizer Kganyago, the Spokesperson for the SABC.

 

Content on OR Tambo has been a permanent feature on SABC platforms since 100 and 50 day countdown to his birthday on 27 October 2017.  Storyline integration into soapies, broadcast of documentaries are some of the activities that the SABC is doing to celebrate this giant.

The official hashtag for the campaign is: #ORTambo100

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Winners of The BET Hip Hop Awards 2017

Posted by radio On October - 14 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 brought the heat to Miami, Florida on Friday, October 6, 2017 for the annual taping of the most prominent hip hop showcase on television. Multi-platinum artist, mega-producer and holder of ‘the keys to success’ DJ Khaled hosted hip-hop’s biggest night of the year at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater. The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 will premiere on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on Friday, 13 October at 21:00 CAT.

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 17: DJ Khaled performs onstage during the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on September 17, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/BET/Getty Images for BET)

 

 

Cardi B stole the show with 5 wins for ‘Single of the Year’ for her Number #1 Billboard hit, ‘Bodak Yellow’; ‘Best New Hip Hop Artist’, ‘Best Mixtape’, ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)’, and ‘Hustler of the Year’. Kendrick Lamar followed closely picking up 4 awards for ‘Best Hip Hop Video’, ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Hot Ticket Performer’ and ‘Lyricist of the Year’. Host DJ Khaled snagged 3 honors for ‘DJ of the Year’, ‘Best Collab, Duo or Group’ and ‘MVP of the Year’, dedicating the accolades to his son, Asahd Khaled. Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell received the night’s biggest honor, the ‘I Am Hip Hop Award’ for his unmatched achievements and contributions to hip hop culture.

 

Viewers should tune into the hottest performances by DJ Khaled featuring Trick Daddy, T-Pain, Plies and Rick Ross with their 2007 anthem “I’m so Hood”. Migos kept the energy going with a performance of their latest single “Too Hotty”; Playboi Carti had the house rocking with hits “Woke Up Like This” and “Magnolia (Milly Rock)”. Over at Club Liv, Gucci Mane performed a medley of club bangers including “Tone It Down”, “I Get the Bag”, “Curve” and “Make Love First”; Yo Gotti performed new single “Juice” and chart-topping hit “Rake it Up”. Cardi B hit the stage with a much anticipated performance of her Billboard Chart-topping hit, “Bodak Yellow” and Rick Ross, Trina, Trick Daddy and Flo Rida all hit the stage in a nostalgic tribute to hip hop pioneer Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, during which “Uncle Luke” performed some of his classic hip hop hits “Scarred”, “It’s Your Birthday”, “Me So Horny”,  “Pop That” and “I Wanna Rock (Doo Doo Brown)”.

 

The complete list of 2017 BET “Hip Hop Awards” winners are:

 

Best Hip-Hop Video

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

 

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

 

Hot Ticket Performer

Kendrick Lamar

 

Lyricist of the Year

Kendrick Lamar

 

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

 

DJ of the Year

DJ Khaled

 

Producer of the Year

Metro Boomin

 

MVP of the Year

DJ Khaled

 

Single of the Year

“Bodak Yellow” – Produced By J. White Did It (Cardi B)

 

Album of the Year

Kendrick Lamar – “DAMN.”

 

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B

 

Hustler of the Year

Cardi B

 

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

Cardi B

 

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/ App

TheShadeRoom.com

 

Best Mixtape

Cardi B – “Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2”

 

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Nicki Minaj – “Rake It Up” (Yo Gotti ft. Nicki Minaj)

 

Impact Track

Jay Z – “The Story of O.J.”

 

Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, served as Executive Producer of the BET Hip Hop Awards along with Connie Orlando, BET Head of Programming and Jeannae Rouzan–Clay, Vice President of Specials, Jesse Collins Entertainment.

 

BET.com/HipHopAwards is the official site for the BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 where fans can visit to get up-to-date info on this year’s show and take a look back on past BET Hip Hop Awards.  The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 will premiere on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on Friday, 13 October at 21:00 CAT.

 

BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” is fresh, legendary and, as always, a memorable night that you don’t want to miss!

 

For more information on the BET Hip Hop Awards, visit www.betafrica.tv, like and chat to us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BETinAfrica or join the conversation about the channel on Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa using the hashtag #BETHipHopAwards17.

 

 

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2017 will see Johannesburg host the world’s largest and most important African entertainment content market. As African produced content continues to draw the attention of distributors and content aggregators from Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as from around the world, DISCOP Johannesburg 2017 has seen a significant rise in the number of registered African content producers, as well as of interested buyers.

With revenue from Africa’s pay TV sitting at$4.4 billion and expected to exceed $6 billion by 2021, the time is now to continue the momentum of content production as a significant economic booster for African economies.

 

African produced content rightfully took its place centre stage last year at DISCOP Johannesburg with 267 of the 347production houses in attendance hailing from Africa, an increase from 193 in2015.

 

With a total over 10,000 hours of original programming presented by 300+ global, regional and local content distributors and producers, from 60 countries, delegates at this year’s event will notice the abundance of content produced in Africa on offer.

 

This year, of the nearly 1,000 registered delegates there are representatives from 32 sub-Saharan African countriues:

 

  • # of Independent Producers from Sub-Saharan Africa | 212
  • # of content acquisitions executives from Sub-Saharan Africa | 225
  • # of content distributors from Sub-Saharan Africa | 128
  • # of companies selling content “Made in Africa” (sofar) | 287

 

 

Major players such as XXX as well as dozens of independent producers will be in attendance.

 

These producers and distributers  will be presenting their content to international buyers from across the globe including, Fox, NBC Universal,Viacom, Disney, Canal +, CBS, Lions Gate, DreamWorks and Cote Ouest amongs tothers.

 

African broadcasters are also more than ever looking for African content, and a host of top African broadcasters, streaming networks and content aggregators are registered to attend, including Africa TV Kinshasha, Kana TV Ethiopia, Ghone Television Ghana, Radio Television Burkina Faso, Botswana Television, Mnet Africa Magic Nigeria, Kwese TV, Showmax, Mnet,SABC South Africa, etv South Africa, Showmax, and RTI Cote d’Ivoire amongstothers.

 

Close to 250+ international, regional and local suppliers and producers of film, television and digital content, adaptation rights and packaged TV channels will be attending DISCOP Johannesburg with more than 10,000+ movies, limited and episodic TV series, dramas, animated and educational content, formats, documentaries, and much more. They will exhibit across a 5,000 SQ.meter market floor at the Sandton Convention Centre.

 

Running parallel to the market and open to all registered delegates, The Next Gen Program will feature speakers and experts from major corporations, smaller companies and select start-ups, both onstage and in carefully constructed discussions and workshops.

 

The Next Gen Program will specifically target film, television and digital content producers and help improve pitching, networking and business skills. It will guarantee access to indispensable information onalternative distribution and funding opportunities; on virtual reality content production, funding and distribution; on expanding relations between Francophone and Anglophone Africa.

 

The program will also put under the spotlight, Ethiopia, a country with a population in the upwards of 100+ million; animation, Africa’s fastest-growing and most creative content production and distribution segment,and the new global streaming services and their impact on homegrown original content production.

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M-Net creates a movie experience of a lifetime

Posted by radio On October - 12 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Count down 100 movies to see before you die with the M-Net Movies Bucket List pop-up channel.

What is your absolute favourite film of all time? The one that opened your eyes, tugged at your heartstrings and made your soul leap with joy? Were you born in the golden age of cinema? Is there a stack of fantastic features your like-minded friends and family have been raving about, which you’re sad to admit you haven’t seen YET?  You now have the opportunity to tick off all the films you still need to watch – or enjoy again – before it’s time to kick the bucket!

 

M-Net and MultiChoice have created yet another exciting movies pop-up channel as a special treat to DStv Premium customers. Between Monday 30 October until Saturday 2 December the M-Net Movies Bucket List pop-up channel will count down 100 popular and iconic Hollywood movies to see before you die.

 

This selection of fine films and all-time favourites will be showcased on DStv’s channel 109 with the first of the 100 movies scheduled for just after 18:00 on Thursday, 3 October. Thereafter, the countdown will continue all the way to the number one main attraction on Saturday, 2 December at 20:30. Depending on the duration and age-restrictions of these films, the daily countdown will kick off on weekdays at approximately 18:00 and on weekends just before or after 16:00.

 

To receive the nod for the coveted M-Net Movies Bucket List, compiled by an expert team of film fanatics, a movie had to be entrenched in popular culture, define an era, shift mediums, uproot the status quo, delight a variety of audiences, impress critics worldwide and be able to reignite your love for movies.

 

 

“Our themed pop-up channels such as the Star Wars, Harry Potter, BlackOut, Fast and Furious and James Bond channels have been huge hits and we promised to continue curating unique experiences for our M-Net Movies audiences,” says Jan du Plessis, Director: M-Net Channels. “With the M-Net Movie Bucket List we’re taking the pop-up concept to the next level. Never before have viewers been able to see so many magnificent game-changing movies in one place over such a short time.”

 

While M-Net Movies will share the titles from #100 to #11 on its programming schedules, the Top 10 films on the list will remain top secret. This means that the final films on the M-Net Movies Bucket List will only be revealed to DStv customers on the day of the screening, so you will have to be sure to tune in to channel 109 on the day that they air.

 

“Keeping hush about these titles just adds to the excitement of this once-in-a-lifetime movie compilation,” Du Plessis says. “We all have our own bucket lists based on our own taste and we believe it will be great fun for movie fans to compare notes and see whether their favourites have made it onto the pop-up channel.”

 

On top of the 100 must-see-movies-before-you-die-modern-day motion pictures, M-Net Movies will also fuel film fandom with the M-Net Movies Bucket List Bonus Features, as well as a fabulous viewers competition. To win big in the M-Net Bucket List viewer’s competition you have to curate your own the Top 10 movie list at mnet.tv/bucketlist. The competition closes on 30 November before the Top 10 hits your screens.

 

The M-Net Movies Bucket List Bonus Features will comprise additional classics which can’t be ignored but which will appeal to niche audiences. Among these titles are vintage silver screen darlings that were ground-breaking at their time, like Mary Poppins, Casablanca and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

 

The M-Net Movies Bucket List schedule (prior to the Top 10) will be published at www.mnet.tv you can also consult the TV Guide or catch up on the films you’ve missed on DStv Catch Up Plus.

 

If the day’s countdown doesn’t start at exactly 18:00 or 16:00, M-Net will communicate start times on social media.

 

 

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The Imposter to take over from Number Number

Posted by radio On October - 5 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

From the producers of Rockville, Igazi and Mzansi Magic’s popular telenovela, The Queen comes a brand new drama series called The Imposter. A story about identical twins torn apart by evil.

The bold narrative kicks-off with its first episode on Sunday, 8 October at 20:00 on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161.

 

The Imposter follows a story of twin sisters, Mantwa and Matshepo Tau who find themselves at war as a consequence of a moment that changed their lives. One of the sisters breaks out of prison after spending seventeen years behind bars and takes over the wonderful life of her identical twin who is responsible for her incarceration.

 

“We are excited with the reception our dramas have received from the viewers thus far. Our partnership with Ferguson Films has ensured that we attract an even larger audience. The Imposter is ground-breaking and it comes packed with all the ingredients of a great story touching on themes such as love, betrayal, revenge, secrets and manipulation”, says Reneilwe Sema, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

 

Viewers will uncover the many layers and complexities of characters as they get to know the actors bringing the story to life. Thishiwe Ziqubu takes the lead portraying the role of Matshepo alongside Mpumi Mpama (as Reginald), Khulu Skenjana (as Caesar), Omuhle Gela (as Lerato), Zenzo Nqobe (as Junior), Mary Twala (as Gogo), Owen Sejake (as Warden Moloisi) to name a few.

 

All is not what it seems in this intriguing 13 part  drama and sibling rivalry is expressed in a new level. Can love turn an evil heart to good?

 

A plan both cruelly simple and devilishly complicated pens out as The Imposter premiers on Sunday, 8 October at 20:00 on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161.

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Happiness Is A Four Letter Word on VUZU AMP

Posted by radio On October - 4 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

What does happiness really look like? Three friends must soon give up their pretences and discover the true meaning of happiness on Happiness Is A Four Letter Word, this Friday on VUZU AMP

 

VUZU AMP continues to raise the bar by switching things to up  to amplify your viewing experience. In the past month, we’ve elevated our Friday lineup with local content as V-EntertainmentBeing Bonang and Take Me Out Mzansi have been airing back to back from 19:00. What’s next level? Movies!

 

Starting on October 6th at 21:30, you will now be able to catch a movie on VUZU AMP! That means after all that prime-time entertainment to wrap up the week, you can stock up on more popcorn for a good flick to check out with the day ones.

To kick things off, get ready to catch Happiness Is A Four Letter Word, a well-received South African film that follows the lives of three friends as they navigate careers, relationships and happiness.

 

ABOUT THE MOVIE

The Thabang Moleya directed romantic drama is based on a novel penned by Nozizwe Cynthia Jele, also with the same title. The film chronicles the story of three friends who are on a mission to find their ‘happy’ while sustaining public perceptions of having it all together.

 

There’s Zaza (Khanyi Mbau) – a glamorous trophy wife to whom the material sparkle of life appears to appeal. She epitomises the model contemporary South African woman living the life that would easily entice most with its opulent allure.

 

Mmabatho Montsho portrays the life of Nandi – a perfectionist lawyer. If anyone seems to have it all figured out – its her. Her career is thriving and she’s getting ready to tie the knot. But while things seem rosy on the surface, she is not coping.

 

And then we have the creative spirit of the circle. Princess, played by Renate Stuurman, is a trendy art gallery owner who does not miss an opportunity to keep her dating schedule on the go!

 

Soon, the women will find out that happiness does not come with a manual. They must each begin an inward journey of self-discovery and discover happiness outside the parameters of what they’ve known.

 

Tune in on Friday, October at 21:30 on VUZU AMP 103 to watch their journey unravel.

 

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Watch Minnie becoming Mrs Jones on Vuzu Amp

Posted by radio On September - 18 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Watch as Minnie Dlamini get’s married to Quinton Jones in Minnie Dlamini: Becoming Mrs Jones starting in October on Vuzu Amp.

 

TV personality, presenter and SA’s sweetheart Minnie Dlamini (or should we say Jones now?) is off the market thanks to hubby Quinton Jones.

 

 

 

You can have full access on the journey of her #BecomingMrsJones in Becoming Mrs Jones: Minnie Dlamini Wedding Special starting on Friday 13 October at 19:30 on Vuzu Amp.  Also available on DStv Now. 

 

 

About Becoming Mrs Jones 

It’s a three-part special which follows Minnie’s wedding planning process, the elaborate wardrobes, traditional and western cuisine, as the couple traverse South Africa in putting together their special occasion. Touching on the traditional wedding and finally culminating in the white wedding, fans will see the absolute beauty of the couple’s love and commitment to each other. Viewers will also be treated to snippets of Quinton’s proposal to Minnie.

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DStv Premium subscribers: how to get free Showmax

Posted by radio On September - 13 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Having a DStv Premium account means getting Showmax at zero (to be clear, that’s nil, zilch, nada) additional cost. That means getting access to over 25 000 shows to watch on multiple devices from big screen TVs to phones, without paying anything extra.

Simply link your Showmax account to your DStv account – or sign up to Showmax if you haven’t already – and you’re good to go!

 

 

 

 

 

How do I add Showmax to my DStv account if I’m already a Showmax subscriber?

If you have a credit, cheque card or Paypal subscription, simply login to your Showmax account and change your payment method to “DStv add to account”. These are the steps:

  1. Go to www.showmax.com and sign in.
  2. Go to Manage Account and click on Manage Subscription.
  3. Select “DStv add to account” as your payment method.
  4. Sign in with your DStv login details (Connect ID) and accept the terms and conditions.
  5. Add Showmax to your DStv account.
  6. Start watching your favourite shows right now at www.showmax.com, through your connected Explora or using the Showmax app on phones and tablets!

Previous payment methods will automatically be cancelled. Debit orders, for example, will stop coming off your bank account once you’ve linked your Showmax to your DStv account.

 

How do I add Showmax to my DStv account if I’m not a Showmax subscriber?

  1. Go to www.showmax.com.
  2. Sign up to Showmax with your email address.
  3. Create a password.
  4. Choose “DStv add to account” as your payment method.
  5. Sign in with your DStv login details (Connect ID) and accept the terms and conditions.
  6. Add Showmax to your DStv account.
  7. Start watching your favourite shows right now at www.showmax.com, through your connected Explora or using the Showmax app on phones and tablets!

 

I’ve already added my Showmax account to another partner’s bill. Now what?!

  1. If your Showmax subscription is currently being billed through one of our partners (e.g. bank, cellphone network), you may not see all the normal payment options available to you on the Showmax website’s payment screen.
  2. To cancel this type of subscription, contact the company that is billing you for Showmax (we unfortunately do not have access to their billing systems).
  3. Once this is done, you will be able to see the full list of payment options available on the payment screen on the Showmax website. (This is where other partners that allow you to add Showmax to your billing with them will appear.)
  4. Choose “DStv add to account” to add Showmax to your DStv bill.
  5. Sign in with your DStv login details (Connect ID) and accept the terms and conditions.
  6. Add Showmax to your DStv account.
  7. Get watching!

 

What if I’m a DStv subscriber but don’t have an Explora?

Don’t worry – DStv Premium subscribers don’t need Exploras to enjoy the binge-fest that is Showmax. Simply follow the steps above (sign up and add Showmax to your DStv account) and then start watching on an internet-connected device. Watch on a smartphone or tablet by downloading the Showmax app – choose to stream or to download shows to watch offline later. Otherwise, access Showmax on the web browser of your computer or laptop. No Explora necessary!

 

What do I get with Showmax?

  • Over 25 000 of the best series episodes, movies, kids’ shows and documentaries, with more added every week!
  • Watch your favourite shows anywhere on your phone, tablet, laptop or TV. All you need is the internet.
  • Download the best shows to watch offline using the Showmax app on your phone or tablet. (Queues, flights and road trips will never be the same again.)
  • Watch on two different screens at the same time. Share Showmax with your loved ones.
  • Thousands of shows for the kids with Kids Profiles available for fun and safe viewing.

 

 

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Cape Town Film Market: Developing the Film Industry

Posted by radio On September - 12 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The Cape Town International Film Market & Festival will take place from October 12th – 21st 2017 at the V & A Waterfront, with a 4-day business to business event focused on increasing collaboration and supporting the efficiency and development of the film industry across Africa.

 

A unique business focused event,The Cape Town Film Market will see dozens of companies from the film industry participating in 4 days of discussions, networking and workshops all designed to support the growth of the industry, including its affiliate and support services.

 

The event will include an exhibition space, panel discussions, targeted workshops and networking opportunities that will enable film production companies to interact with the range of affiliate and support industries required for the growth of the sector. Government and associated City support agencies will also be part of this event with a focus on informing and educating producers on issues ranging from funding and tax incentives to permits and location opportunities.

 

Unlike any other film industryevent in the country, the Cape Town Film Market will be a multi-purpose event;a business development and sales opportunity for industry support businesses, anetworking event for all industry stakeholders, and an educational platformwhereby best practice information will be shared across a range ofcompetencies.

 

The event is aimed to encourage collaboration between Cape based companies, as well as to forge relationships across the country and the continent. The event will also create the space for networking between businesses, and between business and government in order to drive the growth of the industry, not just regionally, but across the entiresector. Promoting the Cape as the ideal location for international and local shoots will drive tourism, growth of the industry and overall economic improvement for all associated businesses across the industy.

 

To this end, the event issupported by the City of Cape Town, and Mayor Patricia de Lille has this to sayof the event, “City of CapeTown Executive Mayor Ms Patricia De Lille adds “The City of Cape Town is indeed proud of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival for making strides in developing the film industry inour city.

 

We are committed toenhancing this growth by positioning Cape Town as the film hub of Africa andsupporting the local film industry as it is a key job creator.

 

We are determined towork harder so that Cape Town can become even more globally competitive in thisimportant sector by creating an environment that attracts investment and moreinternational film productions.”

 

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival Marketing Director explains further, “the CTIFMF’s aim is to establish collaborative opportunities, discover new voices and to broaden their respective landscapes within which they conduct business – and Cape Town is the perfect setting for this. Cape Town is a brand in its own right, and its alignment with the CTIFMF adds a tremendous amount of credibility and stature to the global film industry brand we are in the process of building.”

 

Four days of speakers and discussions will provide invaluable information from industry organisations and government.

 

All industry stakeholders,including all support services such as logistics, location support andscouting, crew hire, equipment sales and rental, security, catering, transport,post-production, technology and software, and related services are invited to takepart by exhibiting their products and services in the official expo space.Further opportunities for these companies will include networking lounges,speaking opportunities, press conferences for product announcements and more.

 

All industry professionals arealso encouraged to attend the event to enjoy the benefits of the full speakerprogramme, workshop sessions, networking opportunities, and most of all to dobusiness.

 

The Cape Town Film Market will run alongside the Cape Town International Film Festival that will include film screenings from across the world and a complimentary schedule of discussions workshops with a Pan-African and international focus that delegates can also attend.

 

All exhibition and registration information can be found on the website: www.filmfestival.capetown or please email Donovan Winterburn: d.winterburn@hotmail.com

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