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‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies
‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies

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

18 hours ago

Fairytale video shines light on South Sudan conflict and education
Fairytale video shines light on South Sudan conflict and education

How do we get people to care about what's happening in the world? How do we draw attention to crisis situations most of us don't even know exist?..

Issued by Rooftop Productions 11 Oct 2017

Cinema Week to position Mauritius as attractive film destination
Cinema Week to position Mauritius as attractive film destination

Promoting the island as an attractive film shooting destination, Mauritius Cinema Week is expected to attract film directors, actors and celebrities from India, South Africa, France, the UK and the USA...

5 Oct 2017

Iceland gets a taste for Chicken Licken
Iceland gets a taste for Chicken Licken

Chicken Licken has just launched its brand-new offering, the Double Chick'n Boerie Burger, which is a chicken patty infused with special boerewors flavouring...

Issued by Joe Public United 5 Oct 2017

SA short film selected as Vimeo Staff Pick
SA short film selected as Vimeo Staff Pick

Buitenkant (The Outside), a South African short film by William Nicholson, racked up over 100k views in 48 hours after being selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick this week...

Issued by Arcade Content 5 Oct 2017

#StartupStory: Blacksmith Collective
#StartupStory: Blacksmith Collective

“Like a blacksmith, we forge together various skill sets and craft to create a beautiful finished piece,” explain co-founders Diogo Mendonça and Marcus von Geyso of Blacksmith Collective...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Sep 2017

The Creatrix crew.
#InnovationMonth: Cut through clutter with Creatrix's spectacular vernacular

September is Heritage Month as well as Innovation Month. Lynn Joffe, founder of Creatrix, elaborates on the importance of ‘celebrating local' beyond Heritage Month and innovating by telling specific brand stories with destination-driven radio content that leapfrogs over the literacy barrier...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Sep 2017

Angelika Kempe
#InnovationMonth: How to really save money on production costs

Angelika Kempe, executive consultant at AdOps Value, shares what to look out for when assessing production cost estimates, as well as the impact of the ANA's recent report that advertising agencies and their holding companies are less-than transparent regarding production costs and the risk associated with it...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Sep 2017

Node Content.TV makes our dreams come true in the latest Old Mutual
Node Content.TV makes our dreams come true in the latest Old Mutual

Markstry, a Spitfire director that powers Node Content.TV division, shot and directed a brand-new digital advicement for Old Mutual on saving for children's education...

Issued by Spitfire Films 22 Sep 2017

Keeping it 100
Keeping it 100

Chess (Amy Allais + Justice Mukheli) have made their official debut as a directing duo with a moody spot for BAT, educating consumers about the illicit cigarette trade...

Issued by Ola! Films 21 Sep 2017

A new wave of young creatives powered by Spitfire Films, Produce Audio and Aces Post
A new wave of young creatives powered by Spitfire Films, Produce Audio and Aces Post

Node Content.TV has successfully launched with its first job for BMW - the first piece of local content produced by the prestigious European brand in five years...

Issued by Spitfire Films 21 Sep 2017

Homegrown video wins hearts of South Africans everywhere
Homegrown video wins hearts of South Africans everywhere

A truly South African story of deep and lasting friendship - that cuts across time, space and difference - has been watched by nearly half a million South Africans since its release this month, and has inspired an outpouring of hope-filled comments...

Issued by Rooftop Productions 21 Sep 2017

Kyle Lewis releases first international music video
Kyle Lewis releases first international music video

Arcade Content's Kyle Lewis has released his first international music video since signing to Black Dog Films for representation in the UK...

Issued by Arcade Content 19 Sep 2017

African music producers stake claim with DISCORE
African music producers stake claim with DISCORE

DISCOP has announced a new programme, DISCORE, that will bring the world of African music production closer to the film, television, digital content markets...

18 Sep 2017

Jenna Murray-Smith: A driving force behind the Red Cherry legacy
Jenna Murray-Smith: A driving force behind the Red Cherry legacy

Jenna Murray-Smith, one of the driving forces behind the 23-year-old Red Cherry legacy, has recently been appointed managing director...

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 14 Sep 2017

Bobby Amm
An industry compromised by in-house production companies

An ad agency's in-house production company (IHPC) can be a tempting choice when looking for a commercial producer. With the ‘lower costs' and the convenience of a single supplier, most business people would consider it...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 13 Sep 2017

Red Cherry Interactive studio used to produce ESL Africa Championships
Red Cherry Interactive studio used to produce ESL Africa Championships

Red Cherry Interactive's sister company, HD In Motion, is currently producing the first official series of the ESL Africa Championship presented by Kwese, using Red Cherry Interactive's facilities and new state-of-the-art studio...

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 11 Sep 2017

Desert camelpower in action!
#Loeries2017: Stoked about camelpower

Fitting for #InnovationMonth, I chatted to Charbel Aouad, executive producer and cofounder at Dubai's Stoked, the production company behind an integrated campaign Loeries Gold and this year's integrated Grand Prix for turning horsepower into camelpower...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Sep 2017

Young Gun Films collaborates with Francois van Coke
Young Gun Films collaborates with Francois van Coke

The team at Young Gun Films were privileged to work hand in hand with Francois van Coke on his latest music video for the song, My Hart, from the album, Hierdie is die Lewe...

Issued by Young Gun Films 8 Sep 2017

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SA Tourism's new brand film captures the essence of SA

South African Tourism's new brand film which showcases a story of an inspiring, colourful and warm country, tells the story of Bheki...

8 Sep 2017

Radisson Blu Super Breakfast (Images Supplied)
Radisson Blu Super Breakfast prompts creative social media video campaign

To showcase their new super breakfast offering, Radisson Blu launched a creative, multichannel social media video campaign inspired by the magic moments that take place around the breakfast table...

7 Sep 2017

#Loeries2017: “Good creative is still king” - 7Films
#Loeries2017: “Good creative is still king” - 7Films

Nina van Rensburg, producer at 7Films, explains the importance of work that saves lives or creates awareness, now recognised at the Loeries through the SANBS Public Service Award...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Sep 2017

The truth about cats and dogs (in the film industry)
The truth about cats and dogs (in the film industry)

The cliché that filming with animals is a challenge came sharply into focus at the end of July, with the passing of the new Performing Animals Protection Amendment Act 4 of 2016 (PAPA)...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 6 Sep 2017

Goodbye Malaria.
#LadiesofLoeries: How to escape agency banner-ad hell, win illustration awards

While award shows celebrate the agencies and brands doing amazing work, those behind-the scenes don't often get a chance to step into the spotlight. Step aside for illustrator Sarita Immelman, whose work garnered 11 Loeries and two Cannes Lions awards this year alone...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Aug 2017

Lessons for production crews filming in Africa
Lessons for production crews filming in Africa

Africa travel on the fly is not an option for production crews shooting in Africa and preparation and planning is key...

31 Aug 2017

Red Cherry Interactive produces video content for #SunlightSavesWater Challenge
Red Cherry Interactive produces video content for #SunlightSavesWater Challenge

Red Cherry Interactive was briefed by The Hardy Boys to produce three 30-second inserts showcasing what Sunlight is doing to save water and how they are making a lasting difference in communities...

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 30 Aug 2017

Howard Audio strikes Loerie Gold and Silver
Howard Audio strikes Loerie Gold and Silver

Adam Howard was tasked with re-recording The Commodore's "Nightshift” for MTN's commercial which picked up both Gold and Silver Loeries at this year's awards...

Issued by Howard Audio 25 Aug 2017

New campaign from FCB for Amarula Trust urges ‘Don't Let Them Disappear'
New campaign from FCB for Amarula Trust urges ‘Don't Let Them Disappear'

A new campaign from FCB Cape Town for the Amarula Trust aims to decrease demand for elephant ivory through education...

Issued by FCB Africa 25 Aug 2017

Kyle Lewis takes home nine Loeries
Kyle Lewis takes home nine Loeries

Arcade Content's Kyle Lewis took home nine Loerie Awards on the weekend: Gold, four Silvers, three Bronzes and a Craft...

Issued by Arcade Content 23 Aug 2017

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