CANAL+ Looks to Strengthen Its African Offerings w/ Films, Series, Sports + Content Made by Africans for Africans

CANAL+ Group is strengthening its offerings in the African continent by adding four dedicated sports channels, and beefing up its “African content,” as the press release states, on the film and TV networks, CANAL+, CANAL+ Cinema, CANAL+ Series and CANAL+ Family channels, which are distributed across the continent. The operator is planning to add 600 new films…

Congress of the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCCD): Call for applications

The International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCCD), with the support of the International Organization of La Francophonie, is offering a limited number of grants to attend the IFCCD congress in Mons, Belgium, on October 23-24, 2015. Are eligible: designated representatives of national coalitions for cultural diversity or institutional associate members of the Federation…

The Other Side of Africa : From Nigeria to Netflix : African Cinema Goes Global

In the country that now represents Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria’s film industry has exploded in recent years, outstripping the more established Hollywood and Bollywood in various statistics. Over the last 20 years, Nollywood’s indomitable rise accounts for more than 1.4 percent of Nigeria’s GDP, which amounts to US$7.2 billion, according to the Oxford Business Group.…