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Unlocking emerging markets? Not without a map…
November 2019

A key constraint on growth of cinema in emerging markets is lack of box office data. IHS Markit’s David Hancock explains that, without data, finding a way ahead is tough

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CanalOlympia is the leading network of cinema and live performance venues in Africa.
06-Dec-2020

developing in central and western African countries, as well as in Madagascar, where entertainment and cultural infrastructures are often lacking, appealing to a population with an increasing appetite for cultural content.

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Is Chadwick Boseman African or Nigerian?: See four ways di Black Panther star inspire kids and adults inside Africa
30-Sep-2020

Since Chadwick Aaron Boseman die at di age of 43, afta e lose colon cancer battle, im early death don leave big mark wey show say im go pass cinema screens.

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Anti-Piracy and Intellectual Property Enforcement: Unlocking Growth and Innovation Across Africa
22-Sep-2020

The Gates Foundation reported that economic stimulus funding as a percent of GDP is around 22 percent in G-20 countries, and only around 3 percent in sub-Saharan Africa.[1] As economic headwinds intensify and tax revenues decline, African policy makers with increasingly tight budgets will need alternative solutions for economic stimulus and job creation.

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How South Africa’s 'Jerusalema' became a pan-African hit, then a global dance favorite
18-Sep-2020

So many people have been curious about the South African song,'“Jerusalema,' that this month it became the most Shazamed song in the world. Recorded by producer Master KG and featuring vocals by Nomcebo, this latest achievement is a continuation of the acclaim that the track has garnered since it was released in December 2019.

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Disney Africa chooses FilmOne for exclusive distribution in West...
18-Sep-2020

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Disney partners with Nollywood to bring American movies to English-speaking West Africa
18-Sep-2020

Disney, is joining forces with a Nigerian production and distribution company to market some of the American entertainment conglomerate's new releases such as "Mulan" in English-speaking West Africa.

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Marvel to Honor Chadwick Boseman on Next Week's Comic Covers
16-Sep-2020

Nearly one month after his death, Marvel Comics is unveiling a commemorative trade dress on its comics for Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman.

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Lagos, operators begin process to reopen cinemas
16-Sep-2020

Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) in Lagos State said they are ready to open for business.

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Russia’s ongoing charm offensive in Africa
15-Sep-2020

Moscow's ambitions across the continent are on the rise, causing political unease in some quarters

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fDi Diaries: ‘We expect Malawi to stage a strong economic recovery’
15-Sep-2020

Felix Kadewere argues that investor confidence will be restored

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Film News South Africa
15-Sep-2020

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Africa Accelerating 2020: The Template for Success from October 27-29, 2020
14-Sep-2020

Africa Accelerating 2020 is nearing! In addition to our in-person components, our virtual participation program is set to welcome thousands of participants. We are pleased to partner for viewing parties at destinations in Canada and across Africa for our members, in line with locally applicable COVID measures.

source: canadaafrica.ca - Read more...

Being part of the vision to push Nollywood to international recognition has always been a dream for me
14-Sep-2020

@officialnosc has announced a call for feature film entries by Nollywood filmmakers into the 93rd @theacademy Awards® (Oscars), for the International Feature Film category.

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DIFF’s ‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection’ is a must see film
13-Sep-2020

Having your film selected to open a major international film festival is a huge achievement.

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Moroccan Artist Khansa Batma Wins Best Actress at Venice Film Festival
13-Sep-2020

Zanka contact was one of six movies representing Arab countries at the festival.

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Moroccan Cinema: The 9 Best Moroccan Movies of All Time
13-Sep-2020

This is a list of the best Moroccan movies of all time that will either get you more acquainted with Moroccan cinema or hit you with nostalgia.

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The Galileo Open Air Cinema 2019-2020
12-Sep-2020

An enchanting movie experience under a starlit African sky!

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Screen stars: rescuing Angola’s cinemas
11-Sep-2020

How the country’s movie theatre history is being revived and retold

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iStarring Cinemas is about disrupting the film industry!
11-Sep-2020

iStarring Cinemas is about disrupting the film industry, specifically for the South African market. We as South Africans bought R1,2billion in cinema tickets last year; but South African films only made up R45million of that. We want to bring the best South Africa movies, past & present, to Your Cinemas… …and when we say, YOUR cinema, we mean YOUR cinema. For R150, you can own your piece of the 200 pop-up cinemas (along with a premiere ticket worth R50) we are launching across the country! You will share in 15% per ticket taking for every movie we screen through these cinemas for the next 5 years!

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NIGERIAN CINEMA FACED WITH COVID 19 CHALLENGES: TWT NEWS
11-Sep-2020

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Steve Munga - Chairman, Founder at CINEKIN & MSK DISTRIBUTION and Operating Partner at Maxicash
10-Sep-2020

En guise d'hommage à Chadwick Boseman, nous projeterons dès ce week-end Black Panther au Cinekin Drive-in Class. Notre partie de recette cinématographiques iront à la fondation Bomoko qui lutte contre le cancer

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5 Films To Watch As Cinemas Open This Friday
10-Sep-2020

The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) has announced that all cinemas across the country are to reopen from Friday, 11th September 2020.

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Kenya to promote local content in creative industry
10-Sep-2020

Kenya plans to promote local content in its creative industry in order to boost employment opportunities, a government official said on Thursday.

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‘Uradi’ to premiere at drive-in cinema
10-Sep-2020

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cinema experience has been curtailed this year, making it less than ideal for movie releases and premieres around the world. In a bid to find its way to the big screen while still adhering to the Government’s guideline on Corona, Uradi is set to premiere at Galleria’s drive-in cinema on September 25th from 4 pm-8 pm.

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Macro TV Studios Adds Five Execs Amid Expansion Into Scripted, Alternative
09-Sep-2020

Macro Television Studios, a division of Charles D. King’s multiplatform media company Macro, is bringing on board five new executives amid greater efforts to broaden its focus to include scripted and alternative programming: Inga Dyer as senior vice president of business and legal affairs, Aisha Corpas Wynn as vice president of alternative programming, Ahmadou Seck and Khalid Jordan as directors of development and Ilayda Yigit as manager.

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‘After We Collided’ to premiere in SA theatres this September
08-Sep-2020

The highly anticipated ‘After We Collided’ sequel to the 2019 film ‘After’ is coming to the big screen on 18 September 2020.

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Nigerian Cinemas Record N8bn Revenue Loss During Lockdown
07-Sep-2020

With the prolonged shutdown of cinemas, revenues continue to dip for Nigerian cinema exhibitors but there is optimism that reopening of cinemas will be a good step to recovery.

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Ugandan filmmakers to revolutionize film distribution
05-Sep-2020

Matthew Nabwiso, the Managing Director of Victory Film Distribution Company, says that from research, the main challenge that film fans face is a limited number of distributors and a lack of a streamlined company to spearhead the distribution.

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businesstech.co.za
05-Sep-2020

Ster Kinekor celebrated the reopening of its cinemas this week by inviting members of the press to a screening of Tenet at the Mall of Africa in Johannesburg.

source: https://businesstech.co.za/news/lifestyle/429216/we-went-to-a-cinema-in-south-africa-this-is-what-it-was-like/ - Read more...

Boyega doesn't need Hollywood; Hollywood needs him
05-Sep-2020

Yesterday at the Venice Film Festival, two Italian critics barged in front of me in a queue for a screening, and I almost could have wept with gratitude. After six harrowing months, life’s primordial rhythms are once again reasserting themselves. Finally, it feels as if something resembling cinematic normality is about to resume.

source: telegraph.co.uk - Read more...

Africa and its confident and expanding film industry
03-Sep-2020

Light is an under-appreciated part of cinema. It’s light – the brighter the better – which makes the medium possible in the first place, trapping the images in the camera and then freeing them again in the projection beam. It was the light that drew filmmakers to that corner of southern California that became Hollywood.

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Why this black drive-in cinema is a big hit
01-Sep-2020

Drive-in cinemas have been booming, for obvious reasons. But this one in New Jersey is also responding to the other big story of the year, by showcasing the work of black filmmakers like Jordan Peele and Spike Lee.

source: bbc.co.uk - Read more...

Chadwick Boseman Video Tribute From Marvel Studios: 'You Will Always Be Our King'
31-Aug-2020

Marvel Studios has released a video tribute to it Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday at 43 after a years-long secret battle with colon cancer. Headlined ‘You Will Always Be Our King' the clip has racked up more than 2.35 million YouTube since its posting Sunday.

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Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies after colon cancer battle
30-Aug-2020

The 43-year-old found out he had cancer four years ago but did not reveal his diagnosis to the public.

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Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies of colon cancer at 43
30-Aug-2020

Chadwick Boseman, star of superhero movie Black Panther died on Friday at the age of 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

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Thank you Chadwick for the wonderful life you lived and the great impact you made in our lives through your craft.
30-Aug-2020

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Chadwick Boseman Tribute
30-Aug-2020

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther behind-the-scenes Chadwick Boseman tribute video.

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Resilient Infrastructure & Sustainable Industrialisation
30-Aug-2020

In our first session we will be focusing on the challenges and current efforts being made to achieve by year 2030 the United Nations’ 9th SDG, which is interconnected by three pillars: infrastructure, industry and innovation. To achieve this goal, it will require us to overcome resource constraints, build and strengthen the country's capacities, and explore innovative ways to solve development challenges, in order to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation.

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SA veteran actor John Kani remembers late 'Black Panther' star Boseman
29-Aug-2020

In the wake of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman's death, South African veteran actor John Kani has hailed the 43-year-old for his courage, describing him as a son.

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Chadwick Boseman: Why did Black Panther have such a huge impact?
29-Aug-2020

The film - the 12th highest-grossing ever - has been recognised by critics and writers as a watershed moment for Hollywood.

source: news.sky.com - Read more...

Top 10 movies to tempt you to cinemas in the rest of 2020
28-Aug-2020

As of today, South African cinemas are open again. And, as elsewhere in the world, film studios are scrambling to make up for around five months of lost screening time, thanks to shuttered movie houses across the globe. As Kervyn exhaustively listed back in May, this is what should have been on the big screen this year, as well as these films.

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TENET Review – Never Odd Or Even
28-Aug-2020

Having broken my rule of watching trailers before blockbuster movies, I knew Tenet would feature elements of reversing time, or so it appeared from the single trailer I had seen. But this is oversimplifying the premise of the film itself. Watching Tenet from a linear perspective through the three acts won’t allow you to enjoy or understand what’s actually happening.

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Cinemas have been closed since the end of March in South Africa, so it's been a while.....! It's time to #gobigagain #cinema #movies
28-Aug-2020

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Warner Bros. Marketing Blitz in Nigeria Pays Off as ‘Tenet’ Spurs Hopes for Cinemas
28-Aug-2020

With Nigerian cinemas set to open for the first time in more than four months, local exhibitors are hoping that Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” will help a reeling box office return to its pre-pandemic heights.

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How much a movie and popcorn will cost you during stage 2 lockdown
27-Aug-2020

South Africans can go to the movies again under level 2 lockdown, but they could pay close to R200 for their ticket and food.

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Investment News

CanalOlympia is the leading network of cinema and live performance venues in Africa.
06-Dec-2020

developing in central and western African countries, as well as in Madagascar, where entertainment and cultural infrastructures are often lacking, appealing to a population with an increasing appetite for cultural content.

source: vivendi.com - Read more...

Anti-Piracy and Intellectual Property Enforcement: Unlocking Growth and Innovation Across Africa
22-Sep-2020

The Gates Foundation reported that economic stimulus funding as a percent of GDP is around 22 percent in G-20 countries, and only around 3 percent in sub-Saharan Africa.[1] As economic headwinds intensify and tax revenues decline, African policy makers with increasingly tight budgets will need alternative solutions for economic stimulus and job creation.

source: attglobalpolicy.com - Read more...

Russia’s ongoing charm offensive in Africa
15-Sep-2020

Moscow's ambitions across the continent are on the rise, causing political unease in some quarters

source: fdiintelligence.com - Read more...

Africa Accelerating 2020: The Template for Success from October 27-29, 2020
14-Sep-2020

Africa Accelerating 2020 is nearing! In addition to our in-person components, our virtual participation program is set to welcome thousands of participants. We are pleased to partner for viewing parties at destinations in Canada and across Africa for our members, in line with locally applicable COVID measures.

source: canadaafrica.ca - Read more...

Macro TV Studios Adds Five Execs Amid Expansion Into Scripted, Alternative
09-Sep-2020

Macro Television Studios, a division of Charles D. King’s multiplatform media company Macro, is bringing on board five new executives amid greater efforts to broaden its focus to include scripted and alternative programming: Inga Dyer as senior vice president of business and legal affairs, Aisha Corpas Wynn as vice president of alternative programming, Ahmadou Seck and Khalid Jordan as directors of development and Ilayda Yigit as manager.

source: variety.com - Read more...

Why this black drive-in cinema is a big hit
01-Sep-2020

Drive-in cinemas have been booming, for obvious reasons. But this one in New Jersey is also responding to the other big story of the year, by showcasing the work of black filmmakers like Jordan Peele and Spike Lee.

source: bbc.co.uk - Read more...

Chadwick Boseman: Why did Black Panther have such a huge impact?
29-Aug-2020

The film - the 12th highest-grossing ever - has been recognised by critics and writers as a watershed moment for Hollywood.

source: news.sky.com - Read more...

Steve McQueen’s Mangrove to open the 64th BFI London Film Festival
24-Aug-2020

The European premiere of Mangrove, one of 5 films from the Small Axe anthology, will play for free to audiences at BFI Southbank and in selected cinemas across the UK.

source: bfi.org.uk - Read more...

African property investor eyes FTSE inclusion
18-Aug-2020

A pan-African real estate investor hopes a focus on its London stock listing will give it greater access to new capital.

source: egi.co.uk - Read more...

Irish team wins international competition with dementia app
14-Aug-2020

Memory Haven, by Rachael Akano, Margaret Akano and Joy Njekwe, wins senior girls’ division at 2020 virtual Technovation World Summit

source: irishtimes-com - Read more...

3 African Gaming Companies You Should Know
12-Aug-2020

Are video games, a $159 billion global industry, Africa’s next booming industry? With increasing disposable incomes (particularly in the continent’s largest consumer markets), household consumption across the region is expected to reach $2.5 trillion by 2030 and more people are looking to the Internet for shopping and leisure. The answer may very well be ‘yes.’ As Africa’s technology ecosystem continues to mature, investors and consumers alike can look towards less-explored, tech-enabled industries like gaming for prospective investments and leisure and education opportunities. Here are 3 African gaming companies working across the market to put a new spin on homegrown fun.

source: bothogroup.com - Read more...

America’s Black brain drain: Why African-American professionals are moving abroad—and staying there
10-Aug-2020

It was 2013, and Najoh Tita-Reid, then an executive at pharmaceutical giant Merck, was in the midst of the interview process for a job that would send her on her first international assignment. During a break in the conversation, “a white gentleman pulled me aside,” she says, and told her that all of the white men up for the role were “selling that they’d conquered the moon”—while she was focused on explaining what she saw as the weak spots in her résumé. If Tita-Reid wanted the position, he said, she would need to turn everything she had into an asset.

source: fortune-com - Read more...

Beyonce’s Black Identity Music Video, Already, Sparks Mixed Reactions
08-Aug-2020

Taken off the 'Black is King' visual album, the song 'Already'’ by the American singer Beyonce and Ghanaian King of Dancehall, Shatta Wale leaves some steam in its trail.

source: thisdaylive.com - Read more...

How Nollywood box office data is driving investment
27-Jul-2020

The growth of cinemas has helped with film distribution & securing investment

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Canada-Africa Mobility: Insights into the post COVID-19 market
02-Jul-2020

With the uncertainty around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are wondering about the state of Canadian-African affairs. How are supply chains affected? What will trade look like once all quarantines are lifted?

source: canadaafrica.ca - Read more...

Coronavirus: Now is the time to invest in Africa’s creative industries
25-Jun-2020

Despite the effects of COVID-19, Africa’s young creative industries remain ripe for investment opportunities. African music, film, and fashion continue to gain global popularity, with companies like Netflix and Universal Music Group expanding their presence on the continent.

source: theafricareport.com - Read more...

Inside Jack Dorsey’s radical experiment for billionaires to give away their money
11-Jun-2020

In the pantheon of the ultra-rich, Jack Dorsey, as the world’s 410th-wealthiest person, is hardly the stingiest offender.

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How will architecture change in the post-pandemic future?
05-Jun-2020

As the impact and constraints of the architecture industry become increasingly clear, thoughtful design is more essential than ever. Two architects from Henning Larsen ponder what that will look like, especially as our world undergoes a seismic shift.

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African Champions by Francis Wood
28-May-2020

In business: poor distribution results in a poor bottom line, which helps to explain the dearth of African business champions.

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Africa – New Horizons for Growth
23-Mar-2020

With a rapidly developing economy, emerging technologies and a booming population, Africa’s retail landscape is changing for the better. Here, RLI takes a look at some of the emerging trends that are shaping the future of African retail and highlights some of the major projects recently completed and some of the major developments due to finish in the coming months.

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This was amazing. @chadwickboseman surprises #BlackPanther fans while they say what the movie means to them.
01-Mar-2018

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Cinema in Africa makes a ‘third-reel comeback’
03-Nov-2017

Like the plot of an old-fashioned movie, cinemas in Africa are making a third-reel comeback after years of worrying decline.

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Sub-Saharan Africa shopping centre development growth increases
15-Mar-2016

A relatively new phenomenon to the region, retail malls have only recently been developed across Africa. But the subsequent success of these few modern shopping centres is attracting regional and international developers, particularly within Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Does Hollywood use the same movie release pattern every year?
14-Mar-2016

Last week I looked into the theory that January and February are Hollywood ‘dump months’ when the studios rush out all the films they have to release but don’t really want to. The article led to a number of people asking me about the cyclical nature of movie release patterns, and so I thought I would take a look today.

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Africa - Latest News

CanalOlympia is the leading network of cinema and live performance venues in Africa.
06-Dec-2020

developing in central and western African countries, as well as in Madagascar, where entertainment and cultural infrastructures are often lacking, appealing to a population with an increasing appetite for cultural content.

source: vivendi.com - Read more...

Anti-Piracy and Intellectual Property Enforcement: Unlocking Growth and Innovation Across Africa
22-Sep-2020

The Gates Foundation reported that economic stimulus funding as a percent of GDP is around 22 percent in G-20 countries, and only around 3 percent in sub-Saharan Africa.[1] As economic headwinds intensify and tax revenues decline, African policy makers with increasingly tight budgets will need alternative solutions for economic stimulus and job creation.

source: attglobalpolicy.com - Read more...

Disney Africa chooses FilmOne for exclusive distribution in West...
18-Sep-2020

source: PDF Document - Read more...

Marvel to Honor Chadwick Boseman on Next Week's Comic Covers
16-Sep-2020

Nearly one month after his death, Marvel Comics is unveiling a commemorative trade dress on its comics for Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman.

source: cbr.com - Read more...

Russia’s ongoing charm offensive in Africa
15-Sep-2020

Moscow's ambitions across the continent are on the rise, causing political unease in some quarters

source: fdiintelligence.com - Read more...

Africa Accelerating 2020: The Template for Success from October 27-29, 2020
14-Sep-2020

Africa Accelerating 2020 is nearing! In addition to our in-person components, our virtual participation program is set to welcome thousands of participants. We are pleased to partner for viewing parties at destinations in Canada and across Africa for our members, in line with locally applicable COVID measures.

source: canadaafrica.ca - Read more...

Steve Munga - Chairman, Founder at CINEKIN & MSK DISTRIBUTION and Operating Partner at Maxicash
10-Sep-2020

En guise d'hommage à Chadwick Boseman, nous projeterons dès ce week-end Black Panther au Cinekin Drive-in Class. Notre partie de recette cinématographiques iront à la fondation Bomoko qui lutte contre le cancer

source: linkedin.com - Read more...

Macro TV Studios Adds Five Execs Amid Expansion Into Scripted, Alternative
09-Sep-2020

Macro Television Studios, a division of Charles D. King’s multiplatform media company Macro, is bringing on board five new executives amid greater efforts to broaden its focus to include scripted and alternative programming: Inga Dyer as senior vice president of business and legal affairs, Aisha Corpas Wynn as vice president of alternative programming, Ahmadou Seck and Khalid Jordan as directors of development and Ilayda Yigit as manager.

source: variety.com - Read more...

Boyega doesn't need Hollywood; Hollywood needs him
05-Sep-2020

Yesterday at the Venice Film Festival, two Italian critics barged in front of me in a queue for a screening, and I almost could have wept with gratitude. After six harrowing months, life’s primordial rhythms are once again reasserting themselves. Finally, it feels as if something resembling cinematic normality is about to resume.

source: telegraph.co.uk - Read more...

Why this black drive-in cinema is a big hit
01-Sep-2020

Drive-in cinemas have been booming, for obvious reasons. But this one in New Jersey is also responding to the other big story of the year, by showcasing the work of black filmmakers like Jordan Peele and Spike Lee.

source: bbc.co.uk - Read more...

Chadwick Boseman Video Tribute From Marvel Studios: 'You Will Always Be Our King'
31-Aug-2020

Marvel Studios has released a video tribute to it Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday at 43 after a years-long secret battle with colon cancer. Headlined ‘You Will Always Be Our King' the clip has racked up more than 2.35 million YouTube since its posting Sunday.

source: deadline.com - Read more...

Chadwick Boseman Tribute
30-Aug-2020

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther behind-the-scenes Chadwick Boseman tribute video.

source: youtube.com - Read more...

Chadwick Boseman: Why did Black Panther have such a huge impact?
29-Aug-2020

The film - the 12th highest-grossing ever - has been recognised by critics and writers as a watershed moment for Hollywood.

source: news.sky.com - Read more...

Steve McQueen’s Mangrove to open the 64th BFI London Film Festival
24-Aug-2020

The European premiere of Mangrove, one of 5 films from the Small Axe anthology, will play for free to audiences at BFI Southbank and in selected cinemas across the UK.

source: bfi.org.uk - Read more...

Podcast - Meet Moses Babatope
18-Aug-2020

Group Executive Director of Film One Entertainment Group, which comprises of Film One Productions Film One Distribution and Filmhouse Cinemas, and is collectively the biggest film studio, aggregation and cinema exhibition...

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African property investor eyes FTSE inclusion
18-Aug-2020

A pan-African real estate investor hopes a focus on its London stock listing will give it greater access to new capital.

source: egi.co.uk - Read more...

Irish team wins international competition with dementia app
14-Aug-2020

Memory Haven, by Rachael Akano, Margaret Akano and Joy Njekwe, wins senior girls’ division at 2020 virtual Technovation World Summit

source: irishtimes-com - Read more...

The Africa Soft Power Series is a virtual summit bringing together some of the most prominent thought leaders and pioneers, focused and passionate about Africa.
13-Aug-2020

With so many negative stories about Africa, the theme, ‘Creative Power: Content, Culture and Platforms’ sets the stage for crucial dialogues on how Africa can harness its soft power effectively, to advance strategic interests and shape global conversations.

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3 African Gaming Companies You Should Know
12-Aug-2020

Are video games, a $159 billion global industry, Africa’s next booming industry? With increasing disposable incomes (particularly in the continent’s largest consumer markets), household consumption across the region is expected to reach $2.5 trillion by 2030 and more people are looking to the Internet for shopping and leisure. The answer may very well be ‘yes.’ As Africa’s technology ecosystem continues to mature, investors and consumers alike can look towards less-explored, tech-enabled industries like gaming for prospective investments and leisure and education opportunities. Here are 3 African gaming companies working across the market to put a new spin on homegrown fun.

source: bothogroup.com - Read more...

America’s Black brain drain: Why African-American professionals are moving abroad—and staying there
10-Aug-2020

It was 2013, and Najoh Tita-Reid, then an executive at pharmaceutical giant Merck, was in the midst of the interview process for a job that would send her on her first international assignment. During a break in the conversation, “a white gentleman pulled me aside,” she says, and told her that all of the white men up for the role were “selling that they’d conquered the moon”—while she was focused on explaining what she saw as the weak spots in her résumé. If Tita-Reid wanted the position, he said, she would need to turn everything she had into an asset.

source: fortune-com - Read more...

Beyonce’s Black Identity Music Video, Already, Sparks Mixed Reactions
08-Aug-2020

Taken off the 'Black is King' visual album, the song 'Already'’ by the American singer Beyonce and Ghanaian King of Dancehall, Shatta Wale leaves some steam in its trail.

source: thisdaylive.com - Read more...

31 film projects from around Africa selected to pitch at Durban FilmMart’s Finance Forum
03-Aug-2020

Besides the Finance Forum, the DFM will host several webinars with panel discussions, conversations, forums and hangouts for filmmakers with film industry experts, where they will be able to benchmark themselves, expand their professional knowledge, pitch projects and ideas in meetings and extend their network on a global level.

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Local production re-imagines what African cinema should be
31-Jul-2020

Reimagining and reinterpreting what African cinema should be is the main objective behind the projects Yellowbone Entertainment takes on.

source: .iol.co.za - Read more...

Coronavirus: Now is the time to invest in Africa’s creative industries
25-Jul-2020

Despite the effects of COVID-19, Africa’s young creative industries remain ripe for investment opportunities. African music, film, and fashion continue to gain global popularity, with companies like Netflix and Universal Music Group expanding their presence on the continent.

source: .theafricareport.com - Read more...

Gower Street’s Delphine Lievens Writes For BFI on Black British Film
22-Jul-2020

This week Gower Street’s Senior Box Office Analyst Delphine Lievens wrote a guest column for the BFI FAN (Film Audience Network) newsletter. The column, entitled 'Black British film at a crossroads', considered systemic racism in British film culture and was timed to coincide with the ‘Who We Are.’ BFI takeover.

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Africa’s Realness Institute launches producer empowerment programme
22-Jul-2020

The first workshop will take place online from August 28 to September 11, 2020.

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Berlinale’s World Cinema Fund (WCF) has awarded a combined €395,000 ($455,000) to 14 projects in its latest funding round.
22-Jul-2020

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African producer empowerment scheme selects first wave
20-Jul-2020

A new initiative to develop and empower African producers has selected its first intake of talent.

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The Netflix of gaming? Why subscription video-game services face an uphill battle
16-Jul-2020

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Will the Global Pandemic Forever Change the Industry?
08-Jul-2020

How will the global pandemic that has rocked the entertainment sector forever change our industry as we begin to reopen the economy?

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Italia, Culture, Africa
03-Jul-2020

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Canada-Africa Mobility: Insights into the post COVID-19 market
02-Jul-2020

With the uncertainty around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are wondering about the state of Canadian-African affairs. How are supply chains affected? What will trade look like once all quarantines are lifted?

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How will infrastructure affect the recovery of cinema globally?
30-Jun-2020

As some countries have begun making their way back to a sense of normality and the return to cinema, Gower Street assesses which countries and regions have the best conditions to thrive in this brave new world.

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Coronavirus: Now is the time to invest in Africa’s creative industries
25-Jun-2020

Despite the effects of COVID-19, Africa’s young creative industries remain ripe for investment opportunities. African music, film, and fashion continue to gain global popularity, with companies like Netflix and Universal Music Group expanding their presence on the continent.

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Coronavirus – Africa: Clustering in special economic zones can boost the creative industry in Central Africa, says ECA’s Pedro
21-Jun-2020

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Inside Jack Dorsey’s radical experiment for billionaires to give away their money
11-Jun-2020

In the pantheon of the ultra-rich, Jack Dorsey, as the world’s 410th-wealthiest person, is hardly the stingiest offender.

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How will architecture change in the post-pandemic future?
05-Jun-2020

As the impact and constraints of the architecture industry become increasingly clear, thoughtful design is more essential than ever. Two architects from Henning Larsen ponder what that will look like, especially as our world undergoes a seismic shift.

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Reopening and reimagining Africa
02-Jun-2020

COVID-19 poses a grave threat to lives across Africa, with the World Health Organization (WHO) estimating that the continent could see up to 190,000 deaths over the next year if the pandemic is not controlled.

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African Champions by Francis Wood
28-May-2020

In business: poor distribution results in a poor bottom line, which helps to explain the dearth of African business champions.

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What Do the New EU-Visa Rules Mean for Africans?
25-May-2020

The EU has changed the rules for short-term visas. After a decade, the European Commission says a change was long overdue. However, many African would-be travelers may now find it even more difficult to visit Europe.

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Award-Winning ‘Atlantics’ Director Mati Diop Says Cinema Has As Moral Duty To Create Visibility
24-May-2020

In 2019, the French-Senegalese actress and filmmaker became the first black female director to be accepted into the Cannes Film Festival competition line up.

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Africa: 2africa Cable Promises a Huge International Capacity Uplift in 2023/2024 and Will Be Available Through Open Access Landing Stations and Carrier-Neutral Data Centres
22-May-2020

In July last year Google initiated the Equiano cable. The announcement of the 2Africa cable which involves Facebook completes the second generation cable build announcements.

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How fintech firm Flutterwave adapted to help small African businesses during lockdown
21-May-2020

US-Nigerian fintech company Flutterwave has created an e-commerce platform for African companies, becoming the latest start-up to see opportunities in the lockdowns that have been imposed as a result of the coronavirus.

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Why are Africa's coronavirus successes being overlooked?
21-May-2020

Remember, early on in the Covid-19 pandemic, the speculation as to how apocalyptic it would be if this disease hit the African continent? I do. There was deep anxiety about what it would mean for countries with lower income populations, dominant but harder-to-regulate informal economies and far fewer healthcare facilities than the UK or Italy.

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Africa: Shortlist for 2020 AKO Caine Prize Announced
19-May-2020

The shortlist for the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced, featuring five stories that “speak eloquently to the human condition” through a diverse array of themes and genres. This year’s shortlist was determined virtually by the judging panel.

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19-May-2020

The shortlist for the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced, featuring five stories that “speak eloquently to the human condition” through a diverse array of themes and genres. This year’s shortlist was determined virtually by the judging panel.

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Africa’s Top 250 Companies in 2020
16-May-2020

As international investors take fright, the total market capitalisation of the firms in this year’s survey is down 18% on last year. But there are glimmers of hope amid the gloom. Tom Minney takes stock of the fortunes of Africa’s Top 250 Companies

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COVID-19 Creative Industry Committee: Amid Controversies, NFVCB CEO Calls For Industry Support
16-May-2020

On Wednesday, May 6, the Fed­eral Government announced the set-up of a new committee of industry stakeholders to ad­vise it on the best way to miti­gate the effects of the Corona­virus pandemic on the creative industry.

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Facebook to build internet cable 'circumference of Earth'
15-May-2020

Facebook is teaming up with telecoms companies to build a 37,000km (23,000-mile) undersea cable to supply faster internet to 16 countries in Africa.

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Former 'Isidingo' actress Rosemary Zimu joins 'The Queen'
14-May-2020

Former Isidingo actress Rosemary Zimu is the newest addition to The Queen Mzansi cast.

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Africa Tourism Film Festival Award Winners Announced
12-May-2020

The International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA) has released the winning entries for the 2020 ITFFA Awards, which can be viewed online from today.

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Netflix Launches New ‘Made In Africa’ Collection to Mark ‘Africa Month’
12-May-2020

Netflix announced earlier this year its plan of creating entertainment based in Africa to work on more original content based on the continent. The streaming platform is now expanding its focus on the continent with the arrival of its latest offering celebrating the diversity of the diaspora.

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AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA POSTPONES LAUNCH DATE
12-May-2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commencement of trade in goods and services within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which was set to take off 1 July 2020 has been postponed.

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COVID-19: Dramatic impact on film industry
10-May-2020

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic leaving the cinemas and movie theatres closed, festivals cancelled, Film releases pushed and also leaving film production stuck, here seems to have been a silver lining for the industry. CNBC Africa spoke to Eric Kabera, Founder of Kwetu Film Institution on the impact of the pandemic on the industry.

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COVID-19: Dramatic impact on film industry
09-May-2020

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic leaving the cinemas and movie theatres closed, festivals cancelled, Film releases pushed and also leaving film production stuck, here seems to have been a silver lining for the industry. CNBC Africa spoke to Eric Kabera, Founder of Kwetu Film Institution on the impact of the pandemic on the industry.

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Lekan Olaleye Speaks on New Film
02-May-2020

Lekan Olaleye’s production company, Kingkong Productions, in partnership with Dan Akinlolu Films, is set to release their ultra-modern Yoruba flick, “Boju Boju”.

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The African Development Bank's First Virtual Business Opportunity Seminar Draws Almost 300 Global Partners and Suppliers
29-Apr-2020

The African Development Bank hosted the first of its twice-yearly business opportunity seminars (BOS) on Tuesday 28 April to provide information to potential partners and contractors on its strategic priorities and procurement procedures, and to strengthen ties to the private sector in member countries.

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Post Covid-19: Why Africa will be at the forefront of future hospitality investment
20-Apr-2020

Currently, the global shutdown in a bid to curb the spread of the pandemic has forced the closure of prominent international hotel brands across the globe - hopefully, only temporarily. What's now essential to pave the way to full recovery, establishments must be ready with short-, medium- and long-term growth plans so they can hit the ground running when the time comes.

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How Africa’s entertainment industry is reacting to the COVID-19 crisis
18-Apr-2020

The creative industry; music, movies, art have been heavily hit by the COVID-19 but amidst all this comes an opportunity and possibly a need to retool, CNBC Africa spoke to the Partnership Officer at Africa Digital Media Foundation, Mikui Mbindyo for more.

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Masaka Kids Africana Dancing Kumbaya
17-Apr-2020

'Masaka Kids Africana'is the group of young talented kids in dancing, from Uganda - Masaka, East Africa,village called Nyendo- Kayirikiti

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A look at Sarah Maldoror, a pioneer of African women in cinema who died of COVID-19
16-Apr-2020

The world is saddened by the death of Sarah Maldoror, the pioneering filmmaker from French-Guadeloupe whose contribution to the story of African cinema has been described as provoking “the complex notions of community.” Maldoror died aged 91 in Paris after complications with COVID-19.

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Pan-African filmmaker Sarah Maldoror dies in Paris from Covid-19 complications
14-Apr-2020

Sarah Maldoror, a pioneer of PanAfrican cinema and lifelong activist , died in Paris at the age of 91 on Monday, due to complications from coronavirus, according to her family.

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Helios named Firm of the Year in Africa
01-Apr-2020

Helios was named Firm of the Year in Africa in the Private Equity International awards: “Helios Investment Partners took the lead in this category by quite some distance.”

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Global Insights – EKO ATLANTIC
01-Apr-2020

P-THREE is a European property consultancy and agency business with a global perspective, which specialises in ultra mixed use developments. We look at everything first from the point of view of people, the consumer. With CV19 dominating the news and restricting travel, we thought for a change, we would bring you some global insights over the next five weeks which are informative in terms of property development trends and identify how these are being shaped by changing demands of consumers, occupiers and business.

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Emma Wade-Smith OBE, UK Trade Commissioner for Africa
01-Apr-2020

I've been living and working in Africa for just a few years, so I’m relatively new. But already I’m hooked by the business innovation and determination I see across the continent.

As Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa, my focus is on increasing trade and investment flows – in both directions – between Africa and the UK. Our trade relationship increased by nearly 12% in 2017, and the UK is the second largest foreign investor in Africa. This is good, but there is so much more we can do together, including to deliver the Prime Minister’s ambition for the UK to be the largest G7 investor in Africa by 2022.

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Africa – New Horizons for Growth
23-Mar-2020

With a rapidly developing economy, emerging technologies and a booming population, Africa’s retail landscape is changing for the better. Here, RLI takes a look at some of the emerging trends that are shaping the future of African retail and highlights some of the major projects recently completed and some of the major developments due to finish in the coming months.

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Prince Tikare: Making a difference in cinema designs, construction
04-Mar-2020

In the world of cinema designs and construction, British born Nigerian Prince Tikare is leading the pack in executing top-notch architectural masterpieces across the world. From his first experience at Europe’s biggest shopping mall, Blue Water Retail Park (UK), to working with Warner Brothers International delivering cinemas in Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Japan and the UK, Tikare is fast gaining fame as a master in big-budget cinema projects. In this interview, he speaks on his passion for cinema and the challenges in the sector.

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Africa dances to streaming revolution
24-Feb-2020

he African music market is exploding as streaming services become more accessible to a growing youth audience. Will McBain examines its growth across the continent

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The Africa we want for the next 60 years: Kusi Festival kicks off in Rwanda
17-Dec-2019

This year’s Kusi Ideas Festival officially kicked off this morning at the Intare Conference arena in Kigali, Rwanda, in what promises to be an illuminating discussion about the future of the continent.

The Festival, organised by Nation Media Group (NMG), brings together various stakeholders and leaders led by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi, and African Union Infrastructure Envoy Raila Odinga, among other dignitaries.

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3D captures market share in emerging cinema markets
11-Dec-2019

Emerging Cinema Markets are opening up new cinemas with the latest projection, sound, laser and lighting technology and coupled with the youthful age demographic creates a perfect storm for 3D!

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WOMEN IN EXHIBITION (WIE) EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, DEBBIE STANFORD-KRISTIANSEN, CEO OF NOVO CINEMAS AND MARIAM EL BACHA, CEO OF CINEPAX ON THE OFFICIAL PROGRAM OF THE EMERGING CINEMA MARKETS CONFERENCE (ECM19), IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY, NOVEMBER 19-21, 2019
21-Nov-2019

Women in Exhibition (WIE) continues to make a noteworthy impact, as the budding non-profit foundation maintains their presence by participating at the second annual Emerging Cinema Markets Conference (ECM19).

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Women in Exhibition (WIE) Executive Committee Members on the Official Program of the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference
18-Nov-2019

Women in Exhibition (WIE) continues to make a noteworthy impact, as the budding non-profit foundation maintains their presence by participating at the second annual Emerging Cinema Markets Conference (ECM19).

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Influx Extends Technology Support Offer for African Cinemas for 2020
17-Nov-2019

Influx offers its specialized technology services and products to African cinemas on a low- to no-cost basis (to qualifying cinema exhibitors), to enable digital movie ticketing, loyalty and subscription programs for moviegoers across the continent.

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Warner Bros, Paramount, Sony execs to speak at Istanbul emerging cinema markets conference
09-Nov-2019

Executives from Paramount and Sony are among those confirmed to speak at the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference 2019 (ECM19), which will be held in Istanbul from November 19 to 21.

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Spotlight on Nigeria & West Africa –To Be A Key Focus at the Emerging Markets Conference 2019
28-Oct-2019

With 70% of worldwide economic growth is forecast in Emerging Markets, ECM2019 will explore opportunities, the challenges (including technical and political) and how cinema suppliers, operators and producers can innovate and grow their businesses across the continent.

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Africa – the New Frontier for Cinema to Be A Key Focus at the Emerging Markets Conference 2019
16-Oct-2019

The Emerging Market Pioneers recognise the extent of the challenges as well as the opportunities, such as government policies, piracy, technology standards, theatrical release practices, international trade practices and the lack of highly valued relationships within the industry at large – Challenges which are shared by counterparts across other Emerging Markets.

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Events: ECM Istanbul: An emerging success for all
19-Jul-2019

For the keen observers in the cinema industry, the markets in Turkey, Africa, the Balkans, Central Asia and the Middle East are at an exciting early stage in their development. They offer good opportunities for investors, studios, distributors, exhibitors and specialist supply chains that more established territories don’t — and the chance to deploy technologies with the benefit of experience gleaned elsewhere.

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The Future of Cinema
27-Nov-2018

Director, John Morgan, was asked to speak at the Emerging Cinema Markets (ECM) conference last week in Istanbul, Turkey. The conference was held over three days focussing on the future of cinema in Turkey, Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans & Africa.

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Veezi Signs Deal with CanalOlympia, Vivendi's Pan African Cinema Network
25-Sep-2018

Vista Group International (NZX & ASX: VGL) company Vista Entertainment Solutions (‘Vista Cinema’) and Vivendi’s CanalOlympia have signed an agreement to roll-out Vista Cinema’s Veezi across all their cinema venues. Veezi, already utilised by cinemas in 27 countries, is Vista Cinema’s SaaS cinema management solution for Independent cinemas.

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Orange, Vivendi Team With CanalOlympia to Boost Cinema in Africa
27-Apr-2018

Orange and Vivendi have joined forces to meet the expectations of the fast-growing African continent, keen to consume cultural goods and rediscovering, after three decades in which cinemas had all but disappeared, the unique experience of the big screen in the best technical conditions and absolute comfort.

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African cinema: open your eyes
05-Mar-2018

After years of detective work, 24 lost African classics are screening at film festivals around the UK. If you’re curious about film, there’s no excuse not to dive in.

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This was amazing. @chadwickboseman surprises #BlackPanther fans while they say what the movie means to them.
01-Mar-2018

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Cinema in Africa makes a ‘third-reel comeback’
03-Nov-2017

Like the plot of an old-fashioned movie, cinemas in Africa are making a third-reel comeback after years of worrying decline.

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Sub-Saharan Africa shopping centre development growth increases
15-Mar-2016

A relatively new phenomenon to the region, retail malls have only recently been developed across Africa. But the subsequent success of these few modern shopping centres is attracting regional and international developers, particularly within Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Does Hollywood use the same movie release pattern every year?
14-Mar-2016

Last week I looked into the theory that January and February are Hollywood ‘dump months’ when the studios rush out all the films they have to release but don’t really want to. The article led to a number of people asking me about the cyclical nature of movie release patterns, and so I thought I would take a look today.

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Angola - Latest News

Screen stars: rescuing Angola’s cinemas
11-Sep-2020

How the country’s movie theatre history is being revived and retold

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Resilient Infrastructure & Sustainable Industrialisation
30-Aug-2020

In our first session we will be focusing on the challenges and current efforts being made to achieve by year 2030 the United Nations’ 9th SDG, which is interconnected by three pillars: infrastructure, industry and innovation. To achieve this goal, it will require us to overcome resource constraints, build and strengthen the country's capacities, and explore innovative ways to solve development challenges, in order to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation.

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Botswana - Latest News

COVID-19 pandemic hits entertainment industry
22-Mar-2020

The coronavirus pandemic outbreak continues to disrupt the entertainment industry worldwide and Botswana is no exception. COVID-19 has brought about panic and uncertainties in the entertainment industry as some events had to be postponed or cancelled.

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Burkina Faso - Latest News

Burkina Faso student gives inspiring graduation speech
11-Jun-2020

Tapsoba Achille Wendyam (艾家齊), a recent graduate from National Taiwan University (國立臺灣大學), gave a touching graduation speech in Mandarin on Saturday regarding the challenges of growing up in an impoverished country and the importance of education.

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Fespaco: Africa's largest film festival turns 50
24-Feb-2019

Some 100,000 people are expected to attend 450 screenings over the next week at the Fespaco film festival in Burkina Faso.

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Cameroon - Latest News

Cameroonian filmmaker: 'Why I made a film for £5,000'
02-Mar-2020

Olivier Assoua's first feature film was shot on a shoestring budget in the small Cameroonian town where he was born. As he tells the BBC, the low cost ensured the movie got made - and this is why his long-held dream is set to be realised when it is released in the coming months.

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ECM19 - Stephanie Dongmo
12-Nov-2019

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Congo - Latest News

‘Downstream to Kinshasa,’ First Congolese Film in Cannes Official Selection, Honors Resilience of War Victims
26-Jun-2020

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Bringing Cinema to the Congo
28-Apr-2020

Steve Munga is a truly inspiring entrepreneur. Four years ago he realized his dream and opened his first movie theatre, CineKin, and his first movie distribution company, MSKD, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Egypt - Latest News

Cine África to screen Arab movies from Egypt and Sudan
24-Aug-2020

From September 10 to December 2, Brazil African Film Festival will screen movies from eight different countries in the Cine África project on Cinema em Casa com SESC’s website.

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Coronavirus shatters Egypt's cinema industry with job losses and changing public attitude
09-Aug-2020

Actress Salwa Mohamed Ali has been out of work since March and expects to remain so for many months to come.

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EBRD backs Egypt’s largest local currency bond issuance
21-Jul-2020

EBRD’s third participation in EGP 20 billion securitisation local currency bond programme of El Taamir

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Majid Al-Futtaim Group resumes recreational services at Egypt commercial centres
28-Jun-2020

Majid Al-Futtaim Group reopened on Saturday its recreational services in Egypt, including VOX Cinemas, Ski Egypt, Magic Planet, Little Explorers, and MELT Bistro & café.

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Egypt’s Ministry of Culture establishes 2 open-air theaters
25-Jun-2020

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'These are Very Confusing and Uncertain Times': The Future of Zawya & Cinema-Going
17-Jun-2020

The smell of freshly popped corn wafting through the air, the excited buzz of cinema-goers standing outside the auditorium, the sudden hush of the crowd once the lights go off and the pre-movie advertisements begin- who would have thought these simple cinema pleasures would come to be missed so dearly?

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City Centre Almaza in Egypt awarded LEED Gold certification
14-Jun-2020

CallisonRTKL (CRTKL), has announced that its project, City Centre Almaza (CCA), has received LEED-Gold certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). The certification was awarded to one of the biggest retail malls in Egypt commending its sustainable design, construction, and operation standards.

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'The Knight and The Princess': the first feature-length animation film to represent Egyptian cinema internationally.
01-Jun-2020

Following its World Premiere at the 3rd edition of El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt and Saudi Arabia’s first animated feature-length film ''The Knight and The Princess'' has been selected to compete at the 60th Annecy International Film Festival, becoming the first feature-length animation film to represent Arab cinema internationally.

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Egypt’s minister of culture launches series of Youth Cinema Club Shows
01-Jun-2020

Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem launched a series of Youth Cinema Club shows that includes creative graduation projects of students of the High Institute of Cinema at the Academy of Arts.

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Egyptian Ahmed Osman named President of International Council for Small Business
29-Jun-2019

Cairo - 29 June 2019: Egyptian Ahmed Osman, named on Friday, the president of the International Council for Small Business’ (ICSB). Osman is the first Egyptian to hold the position.

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Cairo developer aims to lure middle classes back to city centre
21-Aug-2018

Standing under the glaring sun in an inner courtyard of the Viennoise building, a neoclassical mansion block in downtown Cairo, Karim Shafei recalls what it was like before its recent renovation.

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Ethiopia - Latest News

Price of Love director: African film industry 'must work together'
05-Mar-2015

Hermon Hailay is one of Ethiopia's best known film directors, and her latest film, Price of Love, has been nominated for best film in Africa's biggest film festival.

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Gambia - Latest News

Watch the Adorable Trailer for The Gambia's First Animated Series
27-May-2020

Fye Network introduces the characters Princess Halima, Bakary on Safari and Samba and Batch for The Gambia's first ever animated series for children.

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Ghana - Latest News

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies of colon cancer at 43
30-Aug-2020

Chadwick Boseman, star of superhero movie Black Panther died on Friday at the age of 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

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Open cinemas now – National Film Authority’s Action Group to government
10-Aug-2020

The National Film Authority’s Action Group is pushing for an easing or total lifting of the restrictions on cinemas.

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Movie theaters face ‘existential’ threat from Covid-19
17-Jul-2020

After months of being shuttered, Texas movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse published a blog post from founder Tim League last month detailing the company’s new coronavirus safety protocols, including mandatory masks and employee temperature checks.

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Cinema's budding new talents converge on Cannes online market
24-Jun-2020

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100 days of COVID-19 in Ghana: YFM to host a virtual seminar with entertainment industry GURUS
18-Jun-2020

Ghana’s No.1 Youth & Urban station, YFM is set to engage key entertainment industry players in a virtual discussion dubbed; '100 Days of COVID-19 in Ghana: Learnings in Ghana’s Entertainment and Industry'.

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The issue on cinema closures is beyond comprehension - Sedufia
02-Jun-2020

Award-winning movie director, Peter Sedufia says it is beyond comprehension for cinemas to remain closed despite the easing of restrictions announced by the president on Sunday.

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The Fascinating World of Hand-painted Ghanaian Movie Posters
28-Apr-2020

Through the early experiences of Nollywood and the cinema of Ghana, I came to discover the incredible hand-painted posters of the Ghanian Mobile Cinema

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Advocacy movie, “Drawing Strength”, premieres in FCT
13-Jan-2020

“Drawing Strength”, a movie that advocates values and godly character, especially among youths, has made screening debut in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the star-studded gospel movie, produced by Entertainment Tru Christ (ETC), was premiered on Thursday at the Genesis Cinemas in Abuja.

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Ivory Coast - Latest News

Cinéma du Désert: Mobile theatres aim to stem the migrant crisis through film
26-Feb-2020

Hundreds of people gather around a dusty square in Daloa, in the Ivory Coast, transfixed by films projected onto the side of a giant truck. It is part of the Cinéma du Désert project, which aims to educate West Africans about the dangers of making the perilous journey to Europe.

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Côte d’Ivoire : Majestic Cinéma se renforce avant l’arrivée de Pathé
24-Jun-2019

Alors que l’arrivée du concurrent Pathé est prévue fin 2019 ou début 2020 à Abidjan, le groupe ivoirien Majestic Cinéma a doublé sa capacité en faisant l’acquisition du multiplex de Yopougon, disposant désormais de 1 480 sièges dans la capitale économique.

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Côte d’Ivoire’s newest mall has opened its doors to an ignored, but lucrative market
14-Dec-2018

Côte d’Ivoire’s post-war recovery has been lauded around the world, and the development of a new mall is a sign that the optimism has a solid foundation.

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Kenya - Latest News

‘Uradi’ to premiere at drive-in cinema
10-Sep-2020

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cinema experience has been curtailed this year, making it less than ideal for movie releases and premieres around the world. In a bid to find its way to the big screen while still adhering to the Government’s guideline on Corona, Uradi is set to premiere at Galleria’s drive-in cinema on September 25th from 4 pm-8 pm.

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Kenya to promote local content in creative industry
10-Sep-2020

Kenya plans to promote local content in its creative industry in order to boost employment opportunities, a government official said on Thursday.

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Will streaming drive the final nail into movie theatres’ coffin?
26-Aug-2020

When I read about IMAX Theatres at 20th Century Plaza being raided by auctioneers, I was disheartened.

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Botho Brief: Unlocking the Potential of the Creative and Cultural Industries in Africa
12-Aug-2020

Emerging markets, particularly those in Africa, are home to vibrant creative and cultural industries (CCI) with massive investment potential. From the Yoruba to the Kongo, African civilizations have shaped the aesthetics, music, sculpture, textiles, and architecture of regions from North America to Latin America and Europe for centuries.

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The Rise of African Film: 10 African Producers To Watch
12-Aug-2020

The new generation of African filmmakers is not shying away from drawing on Africa’s rich cultural heritage while telling contemporary stories and leveraging new filmmaking techniques. With an increase in streaming platforms on the African continent and major global film festivals such as Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, committing to larger displays of representation, the opportunities for African filmmakers to make a name for themselves in the industry are numerous. Here are ten African film producers who you should know.

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Covid eats Sh250m of Cinema revenues
02-Aug-2020

The Kenyan cinema industry has lost an estimated Sh250 million in about four months over the coronavirus pandemic that has seen the screens turned off.

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Nigeria, Kenya film regulators push for cinema reopening
31-Jul-2020

Film regulators from Nigeria and Kenya have advocated for a gradual reopening of cinemas in their countries.

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Uhuru: Let’s play Kenyan content, buy Kenyan products
02-May-2020

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appealed to local media houses to air more Kenyan content during this period of the Covid-19 pandemic. Kenyatta, while addressing the country on Labour Day, said that now is the time that Kenyans should unite to help flatten the coronavirus curve and joblessness.

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Companies To Inspire Africa 2019
01-Apr-2020

It gives me great pleasure to support London Stock Exchange Group’s Companies to Inspire Africa initiative, now in its second iteration, that tells Africa’s remarkable story of entrepreneurial leadership to a global audience. Entrepreneurship is at the heart of Kenya’s vibrant economy, propelling investment, job creation and growth. Companies to Inspire Africa showcases Kenya’s mercantile spirit, vision and capacity to produce world-class innovation.

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Kenya Film Commission Upcoming Events
01-Apr-2020

The Kenya Film Commission has rolled out third edition of the “My Kenya My Story “mobile phone film competition. This is a competition for short films shot using exclusively using mobile phones. This year’s edition is themed “COVID -19 on staying at Home and Social Distancing”. This is in light of the worldwide measures of dealing with COVID -19. The call for Submissions will run from 23rd April 2020 to 3rd June 2020 .The submissions will be received via the Filmfreeway platform.

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Film industry: How to get fans back into the cinema
27-Jan-2020

Many of Kenya’s movie theatres and cinemas are empty even on blockbuster opening weekends. The Odeon and Kenya cinemas in Nairobi, which used to be filled with movie fans on weekends, as well as other theatres remain largely empty and are now serving as churches and exhibitions halls.

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Build on Kenya's film industry potential in 2020
29-Dec-2019

Many a writer in our daily newspapers have written on the tremendous potential Kenya has to develop a vibrant film industry that could make all other 'woods' out of the US look like guinea pigs.

Our own 'Lakewood' or 'Lolwewood' could easily shine in the global order of 'woods'. However, do those in positions to change things listen? Of course they don't. For were they to listen and believe what they are hearing, they would have done something by now to change the sorry state of our cultural and artistic industry.

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New ideas to grow cinema in Kenya
11-May-2019

The 28th European Film Festival in Nairobi kicked off on May 4 and will run to May 26.

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Libya - Latest News

'The Message' and 'Lion of the Desert': two gifts to Cinema from Libya
31-Jul-2020

Today, Libya is one of the few states that is beyond comparison in its apparent relationship with the art of cinema, its distinctive history in the medium, famous directors and national cinema.

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Malawi - Latest News

fDi Diaries: ‘We expect Malawi to stage a strong economic recovery’
15-Sep-2020

Felix Kadewere argues that investor confidence will be restored

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
01-Jan-1970

In February 2020, Sunshine Cinema embarked on a 2 month – regional screening tour in partnership with Participant Media of the biographical film “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”. The film focuses on the life story of Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba. The tour coincided with the launch of 3 new partnership projects for Sunshine Cinema in collaboration with The DGMurray Trust, Internews, Film Aid International, and Rainforest Alliance.

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MENA - Latest News

The New Media – Cinema by Motivate Val Morgan’s Avinash Udeshi.
02-Jun-2020

“I’ll be back.” This iconic line of dialogue from the Terminator series comes to my mind when asked to write about the state of cinema as a medium post the Covid-19 imposed lockdown.

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AT&T launches HBO Max, vying with Netflix, others for quarantine viewing
27-May-2020

AT&T’s WarnerMedia division launches its HBO Max streaming service on Wednesday, taking on Netflix, Disney and Amazon at a time when coronavirus lockdowns have boosted demand for streaming even as rising unemployment has cut disposable incomes.

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Cinema industry in MENA region set to enjoy explosive 74% growth
11-Feb-2020

Although accounting for a mere 1% of the world’s digital cinema screens, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region represents one of the world’s fastest-growing areas for the medium, with local exhibitors dominating the scene.

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Morocco - Latest News

Moroccan Artist Khansa Batma Wins Best Actress at Venice Film Festival
13-Sep-2020

Zanka contact was one of six movies representing Arab countries at the festival.

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Founder Farouk Essalhi Reflects on the Moroccan Youth Film Festival
21-Jun-2020

Farouk Essalhi founded the Moroccan Youth Film Festival (MYFF) in 2018. The festival is a contest where a jury of filmmakers judge a collection of short movies, animations, and documentaries after their screening.

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Morocco's Bollywood Dream
10-Jun-2020

Meet cinema fans in Morocco who live for the glamour of Bollywood.

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Construction of Arribat Centre, biggest mall in Morocco, now complete
02-Jun-2020

The construction of Arribat Centre also called Arribat mall in Rabat, Morocco has been completed bringing into the country one of the most attractive shopping centers and the largest set-up of its kind with a 12 screen cinema, giving the people of Rabat an alternative to both Rabat’s Megamall and Casablanca’s Morocco Mall.

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Megarama Cancels Free Movie Screenings on International Women’s Day
05-Mar-2020

Megarama movie theaters operating in Morocco have canceled their International Women’s Day events, planned for Sunday, March 8, as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Aménagement de la corniche de Rabat : IMKAN lance le projet Carrousel
22-Nov-2019

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Multiplex CineAtlas to Open in Tangier and El Jadida
28-Oct-2019

Rabat – CineAtlas, a multi-screen entertainment company, is set to open new movie theaters in the Moroccan cities of Tangier and El Jadida. The Tangier multiplex is expected to open in the third quarter of 2020, while the El Jadida theater will open in the second quarter of next year.

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Morroco - Latest News

Moroccan Cinema: The 9 Best Moroccan Movies of All Time
13-Sep-2020

This is a list of the best Moroccan movies of all time that will either get you more acquainted with Moroccan cinema or hit you with nostalgia.

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Mozambique - Latest News

Peri-Peri Beach Club opens in Mozambique
29-Jan-2020

Azura Retreats has announced its newest opening, Peri-Peri Beach Club.

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Nambia - Latest News

Entertainment industry hit hard by COVID-19 State of Emergency
16-Apr-2020

The entertainment industry has been hard hit by the State of Emergency Regulations put in place to curb the spread of the pandemic. With the extension announced by President Geingob, local artists are further deprived of opportunities to make an income.

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Nigeria - Latest News

Is Chadwick Boseman African or Nigerian?: See four ways di Black Panther star inspire kids and adults inside Africa
30-Sep-2020

Since Chadwick Aaron Boseman die at di age of 43, afta e lose colon cancer battle, im early death don leave big mark wey show say im go pass cinema screens.

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Disney partners with Nollywood to bring American movies to English-speaking West Africa
18-Sep-2020

Disney, is joining forces with a Nigerian production and distribution company to market some of the American entertainment conglomerate's new releases such as "Mulan" in English-speaking West Africa.

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Lagos, operators begin process to reopen cinemas
16-Sep-2020

Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) in Lagos State said they are ready to open for business.

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Being part of the vision to push Nollywood to international recognition has always been a dream for me
14-Sep-2020

@officialnosc has announced a call for feature film entries by Nollywood filmmakers into the 93rd @theacademy Awards® (Oscars), for the International Feature Film category.

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NIGERIAN CINEMA FACED WITH COVID 19 CHALLENGES: TWT NEWS
11-Sep-2020

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5 Films To Watch As Cinemas Open This Friday
10-Sep-2020

The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) has announced that all cinemas across the country are to reopen from Friday, 11th September 2020.

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Nigerian Cinemas Record N8bn Revenue Loss During Lockdown
07-Sep-2020

With the prolonged shutdown of cinemas, revenues continue to dip for Nigerian cinema exhibitors but there is optimism that reopening of cinemas will be a good step to recovery.

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Thank you Chadwick for the wonderful life you lived and the great impact you made in our lives through your craft.
30-Aug-2020

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Warner Bros. Marketing Blitz in Nigeria Pays Off as ‘Tenet’ Spurs Hopes for Cinemas
28-Aug-2020

With Nigerian cinemas set to open for the first time in more than four months, local exhibitors are hoping that Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” will help a reeling box office return to its pre-pandemic heights.

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Lagos moves to reopen cinemas, bars, tourism centres as it issues guidelines to be met
24-Aug-2020

Operators of tourism enterprises must hold valid licenses from the government before holding an event.

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Cinema industry lost N6b to COVID-19
21-Aug-2020

The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) on Friday said it had lost over N6billion in the course of the lockdown caused by the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nigerian celebrities call for reopening of cinemas
18-Aug-2020

Nollywood actress Rita Dominic and singer Falz have joined the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) to appeal to the Federal Government to reopen cinemas in Nigeria.

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No gay film will be allowed to pollute Nigeria, says Censors Board’s helmsman
07-Aug-2020

In an exclusive interview with TCN, Executive Director and CEO of the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board, Hon. Adedayo Thomas, speaks on sundry issues affecting the film industry in Nigeria and the interventions by his agency.

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MTN Organizes Drive-in Cinema in Abuja, is this the Solution for Nigerian Movie Goers?
27-Jul-2020

MTN Nigeria announced on its social media pages on Friday, July 24, that it was giving out tickets to see movies at a drive-in cinema over the weekend.

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How Nollywood box office data is driving investment
27-Jul-2020

The growth of cinemas has helped with film distribution & securing investment

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A Love Letter to Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart: On Rhythm & Colour
22-Jul-2020

Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart first made waves when it was announced as a Netflix Nigerian original, and naturally there were differing opinions on its quality and whether it deserved to be so courted.

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Cinema operators lament N22.5 billion lockdown losses
19-Jul-2020

With airlines now operating, Nigerian cinema exhibitors, distributors and employees have sent an urgent save-our-soul (SOS) message to the Federal Government, and President Muhammadu Buhari, urging them to speedily open the theatrical sector of the economy, including the film industry, to prevent what it termed ‘their imminent collapse’.

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Nigeria’s Filmmakers Get Creative to Cope with COVID-19
17-Jul-2020

Nigerian comedy siblings the Ikorudu Boiz went viral in June for their online parody the Hollywood action thriller 'Extraction,' using household items and toys as props and their environment in Ikorodu, Lagos for sets.

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Spain's population to halve and Nigeria to be dominant global power within 80 years, report predicts
16-Jul-2020

As working age populations decline in developed countries, more liberal immigration systems could become a necessity.

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Cinema operators bemoan N22.5bn losses from lockdown
12-Jul-2020

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National theatre restoration, upgrade to generate 10,000 jobs, says minister
12-Jul-2020

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the planned restoration and upgrade of the National Theatre will generate about 10,000 new jobs during and after the restoration.

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Cinema Operators Urge Buhari to Save Their Businesses from Collapse
08-Jul-2020

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‘We’ve lost 5,000 jobs, N6bn to COVID-19’ — cinema operators call for reopening of businesses
02-Jul-2020

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Moses Babatope
28-Jun-2020

Honoured to be part of a distinguished panel discussing and learning what it will take to succeed in a COVID19 and Post COVID19 era in Nigeria.

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Netflix Grows in Nigeria, Striking Multi-Title Deal With Producer Mo Abudu’s Ebony Life
12-Jun-2020

Netflix has signed a multi-title deal with prolific Nigerian producer Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife to create two original series. Multiple branded films and a series have also been licensed to the streaming service.

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The 'new normal' for Nigerian Cinema
11-Jun-2020

There may yet be hope for the industry, even as it proceeds into the second half of the year.

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Nigeria's Nollywood makes long-distance work in times of coronavirus
05-Jun-2020

Director Obi Emelonye wrote a creative short feature about a couple separated between London and Lagos as the novel coronavirus pandemic shutdown the cinema sector.

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Why the pandemic will not be the end of cinemas in Nigeria
05-Jun-2020

Nigerian cinemas have remained shut even after lockdown restrictions were relaxed within the last month.

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Nigeria's Nollywood gets creative in response to Covid-19
04-Jun-2020

As coronavirus closed businesses around the world and forced billions to stay home, Nigerian director Obi Emelonye came up with an innovative way to keep filming.

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Court Bars LASG From Registering And Licensing Cinemas, Says Only FG Can Under NFVCB Act
01-Jun-2020

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has held that the Lagos State Government cannot exercise regulatory powers to register and license cinema exhibition centres in Lagos State under the Cinematograph Law of Lagos State, at the same time with the Federal Government.

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Training young Nollywood screenwriters: LAFAAAC, in partnership with Wazobia FM/TV and La Fémis, and with the support of the French Embassy in Nigeria, launches an ambitious and innovative training program
27-May-2020

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Cameras roll again in Nollywood but Nigeria's cinemas still dark
27-May-2020

Nigeria’s film industry is creeping back to work after lockdown, and one of the first productions to resume is a new television series about a highly infectious disease that has ravaged the world.

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COVID-19: Censors board adopts virtual film censorship for Nollywood
26-May-2020

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), the regulator of Nigeria’s film industry, popularly known as Nollywood, has adopted virtual platforms as part of film censoring and classification process amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.

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Top 10 Nollywood Movies to Watch on Netflix (2020)
22-May-2020

Over the past year, Netflix started to take the Nigerian market more seriously. This move saw the company stream its first Nollywood movie in 2018 — Lionheart.

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Censors Board ED, Thomas, lauds minister on COVID-19 Creative Industry Committee
22-May-2020

The Executive Director of National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, has commended the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for setting up the COVID-19 Creative Industry Committee

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Full list of Nollywood movies hitting cinemas post coronavirus
21-May-2020

Here is a list of nollywood titles billed to screen in cinemas once activities return to normal.

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COVID-19: 250,000 jobs at stake in creative industry
20-May-2020

The creative industry in Nigeria is perhaps, the least considered when the nation’s economy is analyzed, with so much focus given to oil and gas, finance, manufacturing, telecommunications, agriculture, etc. Little wonder why the impact of the global pandemic on the industry is hardly recognized in important discussions.

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Nigerian Cinemas Prepare for POST-COVID –19
20-May-2020

Nigeria’s cinema sector is perhaps, the most evolving in the nation’s creative industry, as movie-going has become a norm amongst many working-class youths and millennials in the recent past. In metropolitan cities such as Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, the usual #TGIF aura on Fridays is commonly dominated by scenarios of young corporate workers, couples and students, storming cinemas as soon as the clock ticks to call it a day.

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COVID-19: 250,000 jobs at stake in creative industry
20-May-2020

The creative industry in Nigeria is perhaps, the least considered when the nation’s economy is analyzed, with so much focus given to oil and gas, finance, manufacturing, telecommunications, agriculture, etc. Little wonder why the impact of the global pandemic on the industry is hardly recognized in important discussions.

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Covid-19: Drive-in cinemas berths in Lagos, Abuja
19-May-2020

Here in Nigeria, as the effects of coronavirus pandemic bite harder in Nollywood, a Nigerian filmmaker, Charles Okpaleke, is pioneering the introduction of drive-in cinemas in Abuja and Lagos.

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We strongly believe it's time to change the narrative for content producers by democratizing streaming with zero data on streaming + pricing models designed with much flexibility and affordability for youthful and artisanal demographics.
14-May-2020

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Nigerian Cinema: We’ll Be Back
13-May-2020

Nigeria’s cinema sector is perhaps the most evolving in the nation’s creative industry, as movie going has become a norm amongst many working-class youths and Millennials in the recent past. In metropolitan cities such as Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, the usual #TGIF aura on Fridays is commonly dominated by scenarios of young corporate workers, couples and students, storming cinemas as soon as the clock ticks to call it a day.

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How are Nigerian cinemas reacting to the crisis? What are they doing to successfully emerge out of this crisis?
12-May-2020

Nigeria’s cinema sector is perhaps, the most evolving in the nation’s creative industry, as movie-going has become a norm amongst many working-class youths and millennials in the recent past.

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COVID-19: Nigerian filmmaker premieres film directed via Zoom
06-May-2020

As coronavirus shuts down film, TV productions, and cinemas around the world, a Nigerian filmmaker, Obi Emelonye, has found a way around the physical distancing restrictions to shoot his latest movie.

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Nigerian actors, practitioners lament coronavirus impact on movie industry
06-May-2020

Many Nigerian filmmakers like ‘Omoni Oboli who was shooting a new Tv series, ‘Last Year Single’, had to halt the production abruptly.

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Nigeria: Government’s 6-week gradual opening plan
30-Apr-2020

Abuja and Lagos — The federal government yesterday unveiled plans to restart the economy that has been paralysed for more than four weeks due to measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A – Z of corporate reorganisations in Nigeria
30-Apr-2020

With businesses around the world severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, many may require some form of restructuring in the near future. Even before the pandemic, several sectors in the Nigerian economy were primed for reorganisation, either to meet regulatory requirements, maximise performance or stay afloat, increase economies of scale, increase market share or diversify the company’s business.

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Why Nigerian Govt Should Combat Piracy
29-Apr-2020

Veteran actress, Kate Henshaw and ace filmmaker, Omoni Oboli, want the Federal Government to accelerate the fight against piracy to enable the creative sector contribute more to the country's economy.

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Nigeria: More People View Nollywood Films On Africa Magic - Survey
29-Apr-2020

A recent survey carried out by THISDAY and supported by Dorinda Afrika Ltd on 41 individuals from different walks of life revealed that Africa Magic, a platform on cable TV, DStv, is the preferred choice for Nollywood films.

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Nigerian law firm ranked in Legal 500 EMEA 2020
24-Apr-2020

We are pleased to announce that Sefton Fross has been recognised in the just released 2020 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA rankings as a leading law firm in our Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, and Energy and Natural Resources practice areas.

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The Rise of Nigerian Cinema
08-Apr-2020

Watching a Nigerian film is an experience. While much of it is inspired by Hollywood and Bollywood, there are some added elements which set it apart. Bright colours, loud dialogue and elaborate scenes are the major features that greet the eye and ear, with traditional themes of action, drama and suspense. Since the early stages of Nigerian cinema, informally called Nollywood, the industry has moved ahead in leaps and bounds.

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Moses Babatope Delivers Presentation Bola Tinubu Colloquium
01-Apr-2020

The coverage during the event and on the official magazine were indicators that we may yet see more attention paid to creative industries as part of an overall strategy to effectively diversify the economy

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https://www.pulse.ng/bi/strategy/meet-the-outstanding-entrepreneurs-who-received-the-lords-achievers-awards/ydh2pgh
26-Mar-2020

Jay Chikezie and Tokunbo Adetona are the recipients of the Lord’s Dry Gin business award category. The duo are behind Nairabox; a digital lifestyle wallet that helps Africans conveniently make payments for their lifestyle needs.

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Meet Nigeria's leading women in film business
24-Mar-2020

With only a few days to the end of women's history month, Pulse celebrates Nigerian women making giant strides in film business across West Africa.

In Nigeria, there are barely a handful of film distribution companies and over a quarter of them interestingly have women at their helm of affairs.

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Nigeria: Coronavirus - Filmhouse, Genesis, Silverbird Shut Cinemas
24-Mar-2020

Three major Nigerian cinema exhibitors, Filmhouse, Silverbird, and Genesis, have temporarily shut down operations nationwide. This move is in compliance with the government’s restrictions on large gatherings to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Filmhouse released a statement announcing the closure “to ensure the maximum safety of our guests and staff.”

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Why Nigerians living abroad love to watch Nollywood movies
23-Mar-2020

The Nollywood industry – which came to life in the early 1990s – is often seen as a natural heir to the Nigerian TV series which had already produced roughly 14,000 feature films in the previous decade. These video-films of the early years have now become full feature films, and an integral part of popular life in Nigeria. Local audiences appreciate these homegrown productions relating to daily life in the country.

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Top 20 Films In 2019
03-Feb-2020

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Going to the cinema
06-Jul-2019

On the sprawling Samaru campus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, cinema-going is part and parcel of the subculture. The New World Cinema at the Social Centre fed the habit. Stepping into the expansive hall, the ceiling-to-floor screen radiated an aura of novelty of sorts––a screen so big it was filled with graphic scenes, vivid colours and pop music interlude.

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Genesis Cinemas to Transform the Theatrical Landscape in Africa by Introducing ScreenX for the First Time
17-Jun-2019

Genesis Cinemas is the leading cinema chain of West Africa with nine locations, 35 screens and over 3,400 seats in operation across Nigeria. Within the next three years, Genesis Cinemas will double the expansion across the West and into Central Africa and includes the installation of six ScreenX auditoriums in the Nigerian region.

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Growing demand for cinemas in Nigeria
31-May-2019

Nigeria currently has only 45 cinemas, but demand is growing. Foreign cinema giants like IMAX are now investing in building more cinemas in the country, and local filmmakers are hopeful that they will soon see better returns on their films.

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Cool FM treats 500 Kids to a Day Out at the Cinema, Stage Play & Goodies
28-May-2019

In celebration of Children’s Day and turning 21, the Cool FM Station treated 500 kids to movies, a stage play, and lots of goodies! On the 24th of May, in partnership with Genesis Cinemas, Tambollo and ‘Lend A Helping Hand Africa’, Cool FM celebrated children from different institutions by treating them to a whole day of fun and activities.

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Nigerians spent N304m in one week just to watch the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ film
11-May-2019

The Marvel blockbuster film ‘Avengers: Endgame’ apparently has lots of Nigerian fans, because available data has shown that the film grossed N304 million across Nigerian cinemas in its first opening week.

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Nollywood is a mighty economic machine (Infographic)
03-Aug-2015

Movie streaming giant Netflix has dedicated an entire section to Nigeria‘s mega film industry, so rather than having to buy a DVD, viewers around the world can now get their fix of Nigerian drama straight to their computer screens — Nollywood is notorious for churning out hundreds of movies per month, capturing viewers with stories ranging from romance and drama to comedy and witchcraft.

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Making money in Nollywood: Jason Njoku, Founder & CEO, iROKOtv (Audio)
06-Feb-2015

Nigeria‘s film and television industry, affectionately known as “Nollywood“, is booming. Now foreign investors are getting interested in funding locally-made content.

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Rwanda - Latest News

Singita Kwitonda: Eco-friendly luxury in Rwanda
18-Jun-2020

Sustainable ecotourism has become a major part of international travel in the past few decades. Savvy travellers now expect some elements of sustainability wherever they visit. This has resulted in a new wave of sustainability practices and a rise in the number of ultra-luxury eco-lodges in Rwanda.

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Rwanda is Building Africa’s Very Own Silicon Valley — Known as Kigali Innovation City (KIC)
27-May-2020

A multi-billion dollar flagship project inspired by America’s Silicon Valley for the production and development of technological advancement is being built in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali.

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How Rwanda is looking to leverage its developing film industry through storytelling
04-Mar-2020

This month will see the 6th annual edition of the Mashariki African Film Festival here in Kigali under the theme, 'Kagire Inkuru' which means, 'Tell the Tale'.

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World Stars, Speakers and Events that Will Make 2020 Headlines
10-Jan-2020

The year 2020 is going to be a successful year for Rwandans as the country continues to be referred to as one of the places to put on your visit list. KTPress looks at some of the events that will make Kigali city trend on social media and events to put on one’s ‘To-Watch-out-For’ list this year.

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Senegal - Latest News

Senegal film-making pioneer dies
10-Jun-2007

One of the pioneers of African film-making - Senegalese writer Sembene Ousmane - has died after a long illness at the age of 84.

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Sierra Leone - Latest News

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies after colon cancer battle
30-Aug-2020

The 43-year-old found out he had cancer four years ago but did not reveal his diagnosis to the public.

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South Africa - Latest News

How South Africa’s 'Jerusalema' became a pan-African hit, then a global dance favorite
18-Sep-2020

So many people have been curious about the South African song,'“Jerusalema,' that this month it became the most Shazamed song in the world. Recorded by producer Master KG and featuring vocals by Nomcebo, this latest achievement is a continuation of the acclaim that the track has garnered since it was released in December 2019.

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Film News South Africa
15-Sep-2020

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DIFF’s ‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection’ is a must see film
13-Sep-2020

Having your film selected to open a major international film festival is a huge achievement.

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The Galileo Open Air Cinema 2019-2020
12-Sep-2020

An enchanting movie experience under a starlit African sky!

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iStarring Cinemas is about disrupting the film industry!
11-Sep-2020

iStarring Cinemas is about disrupting the film industry, specifically for the South African market. We as South Africans bought R1,2billion in cinema tickets last year; but South African films only made up R45million of that. We want to bring the best South Africa movies, past & present, to Your Cinemas… …and when we say, YOUR cinema, we mean YOUR cinema. For R150, you can own your piece of the 200 pop-up cinemas (along with a premiere ticket worth R50) we are launching across the country! You will share in 15% per ticket taking for every movie we screen through these cinemas for the next 5 years!

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‘After We Collided’ to premiere in SA theatres this September
08-Sep-2020

The highly anticipated ‘After We Collided’ sequel to the 2019 film ‘After’ is coming to the big screen on 18 September 2020.

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businesstech.co.za
05-Sep-2020

Ster Kinekor celebrated the reopening of its cinemas this week by inviting members of the press to a screening of Tenet at the Mall of Africa in Johannesburg.

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SA veteran actor John Kani remembers late 'Black Panther' star Boseman
29-Aug-2020

In the wake of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman's death, South African veteran actor John Kani has hailed the 43-year-old for his courage, describing him as a son.

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TENET Review – Never Odd Or Even
28-Aug-2020

Having broken my rule of watching trailers before blockbuster movies, I knew Tenet would feature elements of reversing time, or so it appeared from the single trailer I had seen. But this is oversimplifying the premise of the film itself. Watching Tenet from a linear perspective through the three acts won’t allow you to enjoy or understand what’s actually happening.

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Cinemas have been closed since the end of March in South Africa, so it's been a while.....! It's time to #gobigagain #cinema #movies
28-Aug-2020

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Top 10 movies to tempt you to cinemas in the rest of 2020
28-Aug-2020

As of today, South African cinemas are open again. And, as elsewhere in the world, film studios are scrambling to make up for around five months of lost screening time, thanks to shuttered movie houses across the globe. As Kervyn exhaustively listed back in May, this is what should have been on the big screen this year, as well as these films.

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How much a movie and popcorn will cost you during stage 2 lockdown
27-Aug-2020

South Africans can go to the movies again under level 2 lockdown, but they could pay close to R200 for their ticket and food.

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Lights, camera, action!
25-Aug-2020

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South Africa cinema industry to reopen after five-month closure due to COVID-19
25-Aug-2020

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SA cinema industry reveals reopening campaign
24-Aug-2020

Cinemas in South Africa have been closed for the past five months due to national lockdown regulations, resulting in a complete shutdown of all business operations.

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Nu Metro to reopen cinemas next week including its VIP in-cinema dining
24-Aug-2020

After five months of being shut because of the national lockdown period in South Africa due to the coronavirus pandemic, Nu Metro told Channel24 that the cinema chain will start to reopen most of its cinema complexes on 28 August.

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Enter the micro-budget film: lockdown amplifies South African cinema trends
21-Aug-2020

South Africa’s film industry is the oldest in Africa and one of the oldest in the world, having started in 1896, soon after the Lumiere brothers’ famous first commercial film screening in 1895. The industry is one of the more established and commercially viable on the continent.

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Nu Metro cinemas to reopen in South Africa
21-Aug-2020

Nu Metro has announced that it will reopen most of its flagship cinema complexes on Friday 28 August 2020.

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Selected Nu Metro cinemas to open this August
21-Aug-2020

Bookings are open! Nu Metro cinemas confirmed that most of their flagship cinema complexes will reopen on Friday, 28 August 2020.

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GO BIG AGAIN - RETURN OF CINEMA
21-Aug-2020

Lights, camera, action! Are you ready to #GoBIGAgain? In just ONE WEEK cinemas across SA are opening their doors again, with an epic line-up of BIG movies! Buckle up as we go BIG once again!

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Ster-Kinekor cinemas reopen next Friday – Here's what you need to know
20-Aug-2020

Ster-Kinekor will reopen its cinema theatres in South Africa again on 28 August with stringent hygiene and social distancing rules in place.

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Durban Filmmart 2020 Goes Digital to Tell Africa's Story
09-Aug-2020

With most cultural events going digital as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic around the world, the 11th Durban FilmMart (DFM) Virtual Edition, which takes place from September 4 to 13 is no exception.

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Drive-ins continue to make a slow comeback in SA
09-Aug-2020

New drive-in concept opens in KZN as South Africans look for ways to see movies within their social bubble.

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Back to the future: Jo'burg mall opens drive-in cinema and diner, pandemic-style
06-Aug-2020

The Pineslopes Boulevard shopping centre in Fourways, Johannesburg, has added an outdoor big screen in its parking lot as an addition to the recently launched roadhouse-style Drive-in Diner.

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Tenet releasing in 70 international markets as from August, South Africa not included
28-Jul-2020

Sorry, guys. We’re not allowed to sit at the cool kids’ table. That was the unfortunate take away for us South Africans last night when Warner Bros. unveiled the new release strategy for Christopher Nolan’s hotly-anticipated sci-fi thriller Tenet.

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Why SA cinemas haven't reopened yet
22-Jul-2020

Cinemas across South Africa remain closed due to Covid-19 – although the government recently allowed them to reopen – the industry hopes to announce a reopening date by next week.

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SA cinemas: Popcorn must be ordered online, and row-by-row exits planned
11-Jul-2020

South African cinemas are still not open – despite being allowed to, under new Level 4 regulations.

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SA cinemas: Popcorn must be ordered online, and row-by-row exits planned
11-Jul-2020

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SA cinemas still closed - amid a lack of new movies, uncertainty about new rules
09-Jul-2020

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Cape Town’s iconic Labia Theatre is creating its own On Demand service
01-Jul-2020

One Cape Town theatre is trying to take matters into its own hands and is creating its own On Demand service for people to watch movies instead.

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Vukile: Why rural and 'township' shopping centres are bucking the retail trend
01-Jul-2020

Vukile says its shopping centres in rural areas have recovered much faster from the lockdown.

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A day in the life of a South African cinema
29-Jun-2020

Going to the cinema was once a common pastime for many people that has had to stop due to the coronavirus lockdowns put in place by many countries.

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When will restaurants and cinemas open? DA demand answers
25-Jun-2020

The DA have given the NCC until Friday to release the regulations for restaurants and cinemas or they say will take legal action.

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Cinemas start to gear up for their reopening
23-Jun-2020

Fewer patrons in cinemas, staggered screening times in complexes, online ticket sales only and no food may all be on the cards when movie-lovers go back.

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South African animation studio to create 60 new jobs in Galway
17-Jun-2020

Triggerfish, the animation studio behind Netflix’s first original animated TV series from Africa, has announced it will establish its first international studio in Galway.

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South African Government Working on Plans to Re-Open Cinemas Across the Country
14-Jun-2020

A new set of regulations gazetted by the SA government on Thursday shows that movie theatres might be opening again across the country sometime soon.

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Government is working on a plan to re-open South Africa’s cinemas
11-Jun-2020

In a new set of regulations, which were gazetted on Thursday, government says it is currently working with cinemas on the re-opening of movie theatres.

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New Afrikaans Reality Show 'Kwarantyn' Coming to Kyknet
09-Jun-2020

kykNET's new Afrikaans reality show Kwarantyn will follow two families as they compete against each other in a series of challenges, while adhering to lockdown regulations, for a cash prize.

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South Africa: New Afrikaans Reality Show 'Kwarantyn' Coming to Kyknet
09-Jun-2020

kykNET's new Afrikaans reality show Kwarantyn will follow two families as they compete against each other in a series of challenges, while adhering to lockdown regulations, for a cash prize.

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Raise the curtain, cinema is not dead
08-Jun-2020

THE South African cinema fraternity is confident of a strong comeback once lockdown regulations permit them to reopen.

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Why cuddling with your partner at the movies will probably be a thing of the past
06-Jun-2020

Cuddling with your partner at the movies will probably be a thing of the past. With new physical distancing measures, movie-goers will probably be separated from their partners by at least 1 meter when cinemas are given the green light to reopen.

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Cape Town gets a drive-in cinema - with an LED screen for daytime watching
29-May-2020

Initially, it’ll allow up to 150 cars, says Mother City Drive-In co-founder Lyle Masters.

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Travel Africa with 26 iconic movies on Showmax this Africa Month
27-May-2020

The borders are closed, but that doesn't mean you can't explore your continent this Africa Day, thanks to this starter guide to classic African films on Showmax.

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Young South African filmmakers scoop international award
12-May-2020

A group of nine young filmmakers from The Animation School in Cape Town have won a gold award for their short animation film in the student division of the 2020 New York Festivals TV and Film Awards

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Post Covid-19: Why Africa will be at the forefront of future hospitality investment
10-May-2020

Claire Jankelson and Di Singer are the directors of the South African Film Festival. Claire answers questions for J-Wire.

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10 South African Movies and Series Old and New to Stream on Netflix
06-May-2020

From classics to Netflix originals, here are some great South African movies and series to stream on Netflix.

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Big screen lockdown: The pandemic’s effect on the film industry
28-Apr-2020

Movie release dates keep being postponed as the pandemic makes its way through our society. So, what does this mean for the future of cinema?

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Freelancers in SA's entertainment industry get financial relief during Covid-19 lockdown
23-Apr-2020

Durban – Entertainment labour groups are providing information on relief funds available for struggling freelancers in the entertainment industry.

This followed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on the steps the national government is undertaking to provide financial relief to struggling citizens of South Africa.

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Covid-19: Film makers say relief fund is too small and inaccessible for most
21-Apr-2020

The local film industry, which employs about 25,000 people, has like many other industries come to an almost complete halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a 2017 study commissioned by the National Film and Video Foundation, the film industry contributed R5.4 billion to South Africa’s GDP.

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Locked down and staying home | How will SA's entertainment industry survive Covid-19?
18-Apr-2020

South Africa's nationwide lockdown and social distancing in the US as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have dramatically changed the fortunes of John Cena hitmaker Sho Madjozi and her band of 14 dancers.

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Nu Metro on closed cinemas: The day will come when all movie fans can again join in the shared experience
11-Apr-2020

The popcorn machines are turned off and cinemas in South Africa remain shut as the country endures Level 4 of the national lockdown period to try and curb the spread of the Covid-19.

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South Africa: The Impact of COVID-19 on Key Africian Sectors
26-Mar-2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in mass production shutdowns and supply chain disruptions due to port closures in China, causing global ripple effects across all economic sectors in a rare “twin supply-demand shock”. With South Africa having just reported its first cases of COVID-19, Africa is beginning to feel its full impact and plans to control and manage the humanitarian challenges of the virus are underway across the continent.

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New emergency rules may help malls to cut rent for shops, and stop evictions
24-Mar-2020

Government has gazetted new regulations that will allow competitor malls to negotiate among each other, and with retailers and restaurants, to lower rent and offer rent holidays.

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The impact of Covid-19 on the SA media environment
23-Mar-2020

As consumers adjust their lifestyle habits in light of the threat of Covid-19, their media habits will also change; creating very real consequences for the media industry.

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Ster-Kinekor vs Nu Metro: movie ticket prices in South Africa
16-Jan-2020

Movies remain big business in South Africa, with 19 films grossing over $1 million locally in 2019 according to data from IMDb Pro’s Box Office Mojo.

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New IMAX opens in the Southern Suburbs
13-Dec-2019

Ster-Kinekor has recently launched IMAX at Blue Route Mall, bringing the world’s most immersive cinema experience to a second site in Cape Town – just in time for the festive season.

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Blue Route Mall to get Cape Town’s second IMAX movie theatre
27-Nov-2019

Blue Route Mall in Tokai, Cape Town, will launch the city’s second IMAX theatre in December, Ster Kinekor announced on Tuesday.

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South African Indian grandson revives cinema empire destroyed by apartheid
20-Nov-2019

The internationally-acclaimed Avalon Group founded by AB Moosa snr 80 years ago has revived its landmark cinemas in Cape Town. The group holds several records, including being the first in South Africa to show a film from what has now come to be known as Bollywood. The landmark cinemas has been revived by the family's third-generation CEO AB Moosa.

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Anthem Project - Ndlovu Youth Choir
10-Dec-2018

The Ndlovu Youth Choir perform their rendition of the national anthem.

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What Movie Theatres in French-speaking South Saharan Africa?
11-May-2018

This article reviews the causes of the disappearance of movie theatres in South Saharan Africa, a phenomenon peculiar to this vast geographical area thirteen times larger than France.

Following the lack of initiative of the French duopoly COMACICO-SECMA, which over a half-century came to take over the importation and distribution of practically all the films shown in the region, the operation of most movie theatres and the programming of other cinemas in the region, the disappearance of the entire film sector in the 1980s was ensured in the various countries by ideological blindness and the short-term defence of the business interests of African filmmakers for two decades following independence.

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Sudan - Latest News

How are Sudan’s youth the driving force behind the country’s film revival?
31-Jul-2020

The arrival of president Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir in 1989 brought Sudan's film industry to a crashing halt. Cinema doors were closed for thirty years and filmmakers went underground.

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Tanzania - Latest News

Tanzanian firm makes face shields from plastic bottles
18-Jun-2020

Allen Kimambo is the man behind Zaidi Recyclers, which makes protective face shields from plastic bottles. He partnered with Tanzania Recyclers Association (TARA) to save the business and the jobs of all 38 workers.

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Cinema, dal villaggio all’università: Samira e il sogno dell’indipendenza
29-May-2020

È "una storia di elevazione", 'Il sogno di Samira', lungometraggio di 88 minuti diretto e prodotto dal regista Nino Tropiano.

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Tunisia - Latest News

Tunisian cinemas reopen to the public
15-Jun-2020

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Avec Azur City, le groupe Mabrouk fait le pari des malls en Tunisie
07-Nov-2019

Azur City va ouvrir le 21 novembre au sud de Tunis. Avec ce site, le groupe veut montrer que ce type de centres commerciaux peut conquérir une nouvelle clientèle dans le pays.

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Tunisie : ouverture du premier cinéma multiplexe le 22 décembre
21-Dec-2018

Un cinéma multiplexe Pathé ouvrira le 22 décembre au Tunis City, en mettant notamment à l’honneur des films tunisiens. Il s’agit de la première implantation du groupe français en Afrique.

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Cinema sees revival in post-revolution Tunisia
02-Nov-2018

Tunisian filmmakers are making the most of newfound freedoms to tackle issues banished for decades from the silver screen, prompting a post-revolution cinema revival.

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Le Sousse Mall et Carrefour ouvriront leurs portes en avril 2019
07-Sep-2018

Nous croyons savoir que le Sousse Mall, territorialement installé dans la ville de Kalaa Kébira, que construisent depuis 2017 les deux groupes Ben Salem et Chaïbi, devrait pouvoir ouvrir ses portes vers le mois d’avril 2019.

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Uganda - Latest News

Ugandan filmmakers to revolutionize film distribution
05-Sep-2020

Matthew Nabwiso, the Managing Director of Victory Film Distribution Company, says that from research, the main challenge that film fans face is a limited number of distributors and a lack of a streamlined company to spearhead the distribution.

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Africa and its confident and expanding film industry
03-Sep-2020

Light is an under-appreciated part of cinema. It’s light – the brighter the better – which makes the medium possible in the first place, trapping the images in the camera and then freeing them again in the projection beam. It was the light that drew filmmakers to that corner of southern California that became Hollywood.

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Uganda’s first cinema faces demolition
23-Jul-2020

For those who grew up in Kampala at least 50 years ago, Norman cinema – currently Watoto church (formerly Kampala Pentecostal church) – along Bombo road was a popular hangout space for entertainment lovers, especially for movies and music.

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Media Council of Uganda directs Century Cinemax to close
13-Jun-2020

The Media Council of Uganda has directed Century Cinemax at Acacia Mall to close, a week after reopening.

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Century cinema reopens with only 5 people on the first day
06-Jun-2020

entury Cinemax in Acacia Mall reopened its doors to movie lovers on Friday with strong guidelines on hygiene and physical distancing. Century Cinemax was among the first business close in March because of the corona virus disease.

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Uganda: National Cultural Forum wants COVID-19 relief from govt
29-May-2020

In a petition letter dated 26 May 2020 and addressed to the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, the NCF proposes the establishment of a relief fund to provide loans of between 20 million and 75 million Ugandan shillings ($5 300 and $20 000).

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‘Once Upon a Time in Uganda’: Welcome to Wakaliwood, Home of Africa’s Indie Quentin Tarantino
22-Mar-2020

In Hollywood, independent cinema is mostly made up of auteur filmmakers, producers, financiers, and up-and-coming talent who want to take a chance on a movie becoming a surprise hit or sparking a career that will bring them into the big leagues of Tinseltown. But in Wakaliwood, a makeshift production studio in Uganda, independent cinema is purely a passion driven by determined filmmaker Isaac Nabwana (or Nabwana I.G.G.), who continually rounds up volunteer actors, homemade props, crudely constructed camera equipment, and self-made computers, all so he can make blockbuster action movies.

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Is Uganda's film industry a potential gold mine?
13-Feb-2020

'We have received several tourists to Uganda who had watched the Last King of Scotland, or the Queen of Katwe. Film reaches a wide global audience,' - Irunga (UTB)

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Zimbabwe - Latest News

How grassroots video is building a film industry in Zimbabwe
18-Aug-2020

There is a general perception that there is no film industry to talk about in Zimbabwe. This argument is mostly based on comparisons with other well-resourced film economies, such as Hollywood, or even South Africa’s.

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Loved Netflix’s Cook Off? Meet Tendaiishe Chitima, star of the streaming platform’s record-breaking romcom
29-Jun-2020

Stylist talks to Netflix’s rising star, Tendaiishe Chitima, about Cook Off, Zimbabwe’s burgeoning film industry, and the importance of self-belief.

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Cook Off
03-Jun-2020

Netflix has added a Zimbabwean-made film to its platform for the first time this week. Tomas Brickhill’s Cook Off is a romantic comedy: boy meets girl on a TV cooking show.

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'We Fought For This Land!' – The Zim (Short Film Review)
27-May-2020

Should you be held responsible for the sins of the past? Alexander Bedria explores this question in The Zim, a short film that offers a swift look at the Zimbabwean land seizures. Featuring brilliant performances and poignant, tense-filled scenes, it’s the kind of film that leaves viewers with a lot to think about, long after the end credits.

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Zimbabwe’s award-winning comedy movie ‘Cook Off’ is coming to Netflix
19-May-2020

Cook Off, a 2017 award-winning comedy movie from Zimbabwe, will soon be coming to your doorsteps aka Netflix. With a streaming platform that has almost 200 million subscribers, there’s no better platform this film would belong to.

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Tyler Perry gets ahead of Hollywood with July production restart
15-May-2020

Filmmaker Tyler Perry on Tuesday became one of the first Hollywood film and television executives to announce the resumption of production in the midst of the coronavirus era.

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New movie explores culture
15-May-2020

ONLINE comedian, Melusi “Ray Vines” Chiripowako , has branched into filming with the launch of his new movie, Culture, set for end of this month.

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Zimbabwe: 'Cook Off' in Milestone Netflix Deal
11-May-2020

Local film 'Cook Off' is set to make history when it becomes the first local production to show on popular social media service Netflix which has over 160 million subscribers.

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Zimbabwe: Ministry Announces Relief Fund
30-Apr-2020

The Minister of Sports, Youth, Arts and Recreation, Kirsty Coventry announced a ZW$17 million relief fund to support youth-led businesses and associations in order to mitigate the effects of Covid-19.

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James Cameron new film spotlights female anti-poaching warriors of Zimbabwe
22-Apr-2020

This short film is a celebration of the courage, conservation and unorthodox thinking that’s leading to massive positive change

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Zimbabwe can become Africa’s Hollywood
22-Nov-2019

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa (centre) poses with fellow delegates to the Emerging Cinema Market Conference 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey, yesterday. She is accompanied by her husband Ambassador Christopher Mutsvangwa (right).

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