As co-production in international television expands, Africa can play an increasingly influential role in getting projects off the ground. Competitive incentive programs are already available in countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Senegal, and this year’s edition of DISCOP JOHANNESBURG will focus extensively on African content producers, with solid works in progress, to reach out to key players in…

Let’s take it back! This throwback Thursday, we dig out the archives of ‘The Artist’, for one of Uganda’s finest artists. A filmmaker extraordinarie, director, writer, cinematographer, editor…you name it! Kizito Samuel Saviour is a force to reckon with.    Recently, he launched Kyooto Media Group and he’s the force behind the multi award winning film…

Econet Media Limited the mother company of Kwese TV closed down its entertainment division, bringing to a final halt on all Kwese’s remaining existing services including its satellite cum Pay TV service, free-to-air TV – Kwese Free Sports, and its video on demand (VoD) service, Kwese iflix.     The Telecom giant has affirmed that the decision to…

Filmmaker, Writer and Director Jennifer Gatero is back again! Following ‘This Is Life’ series, produced by her company, Avant Films in 2018, she is back again with the web series, ‘Best Friends Forever’. Folks, put some respect on it!     Best Friends Forever (BFF) features a stellar cast of four, namely, Brenda Wairimu who plays…

The African Channel’s production arm, TAC, a United States based channel has partnered with production companies in Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, to co-produce four exciting series.     Basing on its purpose to grow talent, invest in quality and nurture excellence in media production, TAC is excited to announce these new partnerships and productions…

Lwanda Magere’s story is not new to many, it is probably the most celebrated in Kenya’s cultural history of stories. The “Lwanda Magere” play dubbed “Lwanda Rockman” is the 3rd professional installment written by John “JJ” Jumbi, following the successes of “Makofi Ya Kilo” in 2015 and “Bei Ya Jioni” in 2015 and 2017 respectively.  …

The NBO Film Fest (Nairobi Film Festival) is back for its 3rd year. The festival will be happening from 6th June 2019 to 16th June 2019 at Prestige Plaza, Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya. The Festival will feature films from Kenyan, African, Afro-Latin and Afro-Caribbean cinema. Co-founded by film director Mbithi Masya and producer Sheba Hirst,…

Realness is an initiative that aims to uncover the depth of cinematic talent that the African continent has to offer. Realness provides a space for filmmakers to develop their authentic voices within an African context. Thus, creating an environment of diversity, but also finding familiarity in different layers of each writer’s experiences.   Now in…

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed the new Kenya Film Commission (KFC) chairperson as Filmmaker and Television entrepreneur, Dorothy Ghettuba Pala.   Ghettuba is the cofounder of Spielworks Media, well known for productions including ‘Lies that bind’,  ‘Sumu La Penzi’, ‘Jane and Abel’ among others.   Just recently, Netflix, the global video streaming giant also announced that Dorothy…

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