“Nollywood Cinema Just Became More Accessible – iROKO Inks Deal with Netflix’s Streaming Platform”

If you’re a Netflix streaming subscriber, you just may have noticed the service’s recent Nollywood (Nigerian cinema) additions to its library! It’s because Netflix, the world’s leading internet based movie and TV series streaming service, and iROKO TV, the leading distributor of Nollywood films online recently, have inked a deal, after what are said to…

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“The Egyptian distribution company is a new venture of Zawya Cinema and Misr International Films”

Following a successful first year, Zawya cinema and its mother company Misr International Films have announced the launch of a new venture, Zawya Distribution. After the success of Zawya, Cairo’s first real attempt at an arthouse cinema, the new company will focus on the distribution of independent and arthouse films in Egypt. “With a mandate…

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“19 Feature Film Projects From Around Africa Have Been Selected for This Year’s Durban FilmMart”

New projects that I’m looking forward to discovering further, and eventually seeing some time down the road, from filmmakers whose work has been featured on this blog over the years… Nineteen documentaries and fiction feature film projects from around Africa have been selected for this year’s Durban FilmMart (DFM) which takes place in Durban, South Africa from July…

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“Four projects aimed at African-American audiences win pilot funds at inaugural Pitch Black event”

Four TV and web series that explode myths, expose hidden trauma and empower the black community moved a big step closer to the small screen after taking home $50,000 to $150,000 in prize money for pilot development from the National Black Programming Consortium’s inaugural Pitch Black event April 23. Panels of judges selected the projects,…

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