LAGOS -- On a recent Sunday night at O'jez Chinese Restaurant, promoter Opa Williams was on hand to launch Nite of a Thousand Laughs Extra, the pan-African edition of his popular Nigerian standup…
JOHANNESBURG -- If South Africans were surprised by the box office success of "Material," a heartwarming romantic comedy about a young Muslim man who pursues a stand-up comedy career against his…
Johannesburg -- As the world moves toward the 2015 deadline for digital migration, industry stakeholders across Africa are hoping for a production boom to meet the content needs of a growing number…
At the recently wrapped Discop Africa TV content market, which took place in Johannesburg from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, it was impossible to miss the bright red pavilion sponsored by the Chinese…
Africa's only event dedicated to smallscreen content unfolds at a time of immense change
With its bistros, boutique hotels and soft Mediterranean palette, this city at the southern tip of Africa often reminds visitors more of Europe than the continent to which it seems grudgingly…
JOHANNESBURG -- Darrell Roodt's "Little One" is South Africa's choice for a nomination in the Oscar foreign-language film category.
JOHANNESBURG -- Algeria has selected Said Ould-Khelifa's "Zabana!" in the race for a nomination in the Oscar foreign-language film category.
JOHANNESBURG -- Tosh Gitonga's "Nairobi Half Life" is Kenya's selection in the race for a nom in the Oscar foreign-language film category.
JOHANNESBURG -- A gritty new drama from Ivory Coast will be having its world premiere in Toronto, but the pic's first-time helmer won't be on hand to witness it.
KANO, NIGERIA -- Long before the Islamic insurgency brought a wave of violence to northern Nigeria, filmmakers in the country's growing Hausa-language industry were taking up their own battle against…