Elba, Abudu to copro African dramas
Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures and Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Media have partnered to develop a slate of television and film projects together to “empower and uplift” talent from Africa and its diaspora.
African Folktales Reimagined on Netflix
Short film collection African Folktales Reimagined is set to launch globally on streaming platform Netflix on March 29.
Magic Carpet lands Legends of Bulan
Nigerian animation house Magic Carpet Studio has unveiled its new 3D animated miniseries, titled Legends of Bulan.
Nigerian channels serve up Sight of Flavors
Sight of Flavors, a Nigerian TV show mixing food with travel, will debut on television next month.
Nollywood-Bollywood series wraps
A cross-cultural Nollywood-Bollywood series titled Postcards has wrapped production and will launch soon.
EbonyLife’s Mo Abudu joins Banff jury
Mo Abudu, CEO of Nigeria’s EbonyLife Media, has been selected to serve on the grand jury at the Banff World Media Festival, which is slated to be held in June.
NFVF, SABC call for female filmmakers
South Africa’s National Film & Video Foundation, Yellowbone Entertainment, the KZN Film Commission and the South African Broadcasting Corporation have launched the Female Filmmaker Project.
Play Network acquires rights to Karishika
Charles Okpaleke, the multi-award-winning Nigerian filmmaker and founder of Play Network, has acquired IP rights to Nollywood classic Karishika.
Jay-Jay Okocha toon set for Showmax
An animated series inspired by Nigerian football legend Jay-Jay Okocha is set to launch on streaming service Showmax.
Chinaza, Oyelowo join Apple TV+’s Silo
Nigerian-American actor Chinaza Uche and British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo are set to star in a new Apple TV+ drama series called Silo.
OUTtv linear channel launches in SA
LGBTQ+ broadcaster and streaming service OUTtv has launched a linear channel in South Africa after running successful pop-up channels in the country in 2018 and 2020.
Envision, Scene23 parter on crime drama
London-based producer and coproduction specialist Envision Entertainment is developing an action-comedy crime procedural in partnership with South African prodco Scene23.
Showmax, JFF call for movie pitches
African video-on-demand service Showmax and the organisers of the Joburg Film Festival have partnered to issue an open call for African movie pitches for a slate of 10 live-action films.
DLA unveils 2023 African animation cohort
Digital Lab Africa, the Johannesburg-based mentorship and incubation programme for African creatives, has selected 11 participants for its animation bootcamp.
MultiChoice, NBCU in Showmax relaunch
South African pay TV group MultiChoice has partnered with Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Sky to relaunch its streaming service Showmax in sub-Saharan Africa.
SA thriller Unseen to debut on Netflix
Netflix is lining up its next African drama, six-part crime thriller Unseen from Gambit Films, the South African production powerhouse behind 2020 mystery series Blood & Water.
Showmax unveils new dramas, doc
African streamer Showmax is preparing to launch a range of new titles this month, including Ghanaian drama The Billionaire’s Wife, crime documentary Stella Murders and Johannesburg-set drama Adulting.
MNet, Quizzical, Fremantle tell White Lies
Multichoice-owned channel MNet in South Africa has commissioned a crime thriller series starring Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) called White Lies.
Rugby star Kolisi’s story told on DStv
A documentary about South African rugby player and World Cup-winning Springboks captain Siyamthanda Kolisi is set to debut this month.
Showmax brings back Umkhokha
Multichoice’s African streaming service Showmax and Dstv channel Mzansi Magic will launch telenovela Umkhokha: The Curse next month.
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