Thursday, September 29, 2022
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
SASFED NATIONAL CO-ORDINATOR
1 year contract
Starting date: As soon as possible
WHAT IS SASFED?
“The leading voice and champion of the South African Screen Industry.”
The South African Screen Federation (SASFED) is the national federation of independent film, television and audio-visual industry organisations in South Africa. Founded in 2006 in response to Government’s call for the independent screen industry to speak with a united voice, SASFED represents many professionals and companies that are operating in an increasingly diverse and growing sector. The membership of these organisations operates in all the provinces of South Africa, making SASFED’s membership truly national.
SASFED is driven and rooted in an appreciation of the specific interests, concerns and programmes of each of its members:
- to empower, unify and strengthen the SA screen industry;
- to protect the rights of the SA screen industry and all that work in it through self-regulation;
- to lobby government wherever necessary to change legislation, regulations and policies to advance the South African screen industry and ensure its growth and development;
- to promote gender equality throughout the SA screen industry value chain;
- to transform the screen industry by opposing all forms of discrimination and oppression, recognising that to thoroughly fulfil its economic, social and cultural potential it has to overcome the racial inequalities created under apartheid, and
- to encourage all members to adopt policies and implement programmes ensuring deliberate access by historically disadvantaged South Africans at all levels of their organisations and industry sectors.
- Reports and accounts to the SASFED Council.
- Manages the relationship with the SASFED Council, ensuring that all SASFED Council processes work smoothly including SASFED Council meetings, SASFED Council recruitment and induction, SASFED Council development.
- Ensures that Codes of Conducts, charters and policies meet the requirements of good governance, and are updated when needed.
- Provide strategic leadership to the organisation’s Council and Council subcommittees and staff by developing and overseeing the implementation of SASFED’s vision and strategy
- Ensures the organisational resources, budgeting and planning of the organisation is attended to.
- Responsible for building and managing donor relationships, raising funds and ensuring accountability to grant-makers.
- Oversee the management of the organisation’s day-to-day administrative affairs
- Oversee the internal and external communications and social media presence
- Build SASFED and broaden its membership base
- Develop an organisational growth plan in consultation with the SASFED Council
- Develop, strengthen and/or implement organisational systems to support the smooth function of the organisation.
- Engage directly with key stakeholders, statutory bodies such as ICASA; sector and industry bodies, etc.
- Manage staff and consultants in understanding and implementing SASFED’s vision, strategy and projects
- Manage grievances and disputes, as well as support any employees in developing and implanting their professional development plans (where applicable)
- Oversee the implementation of the organisational work plan
- Oversee quality control on project deliverables and provide leadership and day-to-day advice in ensuring projects embody the aims and objectives of the organisation
- Provide support, both strategic and otherwise, to Council subcommittees
- Coordinate and/or undertake research and the development of key documents, including position papers, submissions etc.
- Unless otherwise agreed with Council, to represent SASFED in the public domain
- Ensure the visibility of SASFED in the sector, the public and among key role players through, inter alia, initiating and/or participating and/or representing SASFED in sector convenings, leading SASFED’s public interventions and representing the organisation’s work through advocacy and media engagement
- Broker partnerships with organisations and public institutions on projects of mutual benefit to advance SASFED’s vision and strategy
- Develop partnerships with civil society, industry and state agencies that can advance the work and aims of SASFED.
- Strong communication skills (persistent, persuasive, assertive, succinct)
- Negotiation skills to broker compromises and deals
- Strong understanding of the political system
- A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in the film/entertainment/media/policy/regulatory/legal industry in South Africa
- Strong analytical skills
- Knowledge about current news and events pertaining to the audio-visual industry
- Cope within a stressful work environment
- Preference will be given to persons of colour
- Understand and sympathise with government national imperatives, including its transformation agenda
- Ability to travel to Parliament or other important locations, at request of the employer and as possible within funding budget.
- Manage any staff and research capacities as required and within the budget.
- Access to own (i) transport at own expense; (ii) own laptop. A remote-based position.
- A relevant Bachelor’s degree in humanities or commerce and relevant working ability and experience
- A network of strong relationships amongst government officials and audio-visual entities is not a pre-requisite but may be advantageous
- A diplomatic approach, a person who brings cohesion instead of antagonize parties/ people in the various platforms where they lobby, but will stand firm on SASFED issues
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Fame Week Africa opened its doors to local and international delegates, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). The event running from 24-26th August 2022, launched to a filled industry audience.
As this year’s guest country, the United States was represented by the new U.S. Ambassador to South Africa; Amb Reuben Brigety, II who officially launched the American Village pavilion featuring U.S. investors. At the opening launch, the Amb giving the keynote address stressed the importance of continued partnership between the two countries.
Termed the Safari of events for the creative industry, FAME Week Africa plays hosts to various shows, conferences and award ceremonies focusing film and television, arts, animation, music, media, and entertainment sectors. And while South Africa is still celebrating Women’s month, we want to highlight women not to miss at Fame Week.
Here’s who made it into FAME Week Africa’s Top 10 Women in Entertainment, alphabetically and by sector:
Film + Television
Ayten Amin, Film Director – Egypt
Ayten Amin's first short film Her man won several national prizes. In 2013, her debut feature film Villa 69received the Special Jury Award for Arab Film at Abu Dhabi Film, the Cairo Film Connection Award for Best Film and the Hubert Bals Award at Durban FilmMart. She also co-directed the documentary Tahrir 2011, selected at the Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and nominated for Best Documentary in Cinema For Peace award Berlin. In 2019, she directed 20 episodes of the hit drama Saabe Gaar (The Seventh Neighbour), a 70-episode TV series.
Camille Eden, VP of Recruitment and Talent Development for Nickelodeon - America (animation)
Camille Eden calls herself a “collaborative leader who specialises in recruitment and talent acquisition, outreach and talent development.” She says she enjoys working with creatives in at all levels to help them achieve their goals. Her work includes being one of 54 black animation professionals who recreated the iconic ‘Great Day in Harlem’ with Nickelodeon.
Dorothy Ghettuba, Director of Africa Originals at Netflix – Kenya
Dorothy Ghettuba is a Kenyan Film and TV entrepreneur and currently the Director, Original Series for Africa at Netflix. She is a co-founder of the Nairobi-based Spielworks Media, an African production company launched in 2009. In 2016, she was named among C. Hub magazine's 100 most influential creative personalities. Dorothy is also a 2016 Archbishop Tutu Fellow with the African Leadership Institute.
Nomsa Philiso, Executive Head of Programming General Entertainment at M-Net – South Africa
Nomsa Philiso is the Executive Head of Programming at General Entertainment, M-Net. She has extensive broadcast and media experience spanning over 25 years in media sales, channel and content management, technology project implementation, and general management.
Mehret Mandefro, Co-founder of Realness Institute and Filmmaker – Ethiopia and America
Born in Addis Ababa, Mehret Mandefro was one of the 2009 Honorees in the Black Girls Rock Awards, receiving the Community Service Award, and in 2014, she was one of the women honoured in the International Women's Day Celebration in New York City, by WomenWerk. The same year she co-produced the film Difret, directed by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari. Mehret also co-executive produced a 2019 Zeresenay Berhane film titled, Sweetness in the Belly; and the documentary The Loving Generation she co-directed and co-produced which was nominated for a Webby People's Voice Award.
Mimi Bartels, Head of Production
: of FilmOne Entertainment – Nigeria
Mimi Bartels career includes more than nine years in content creation, film production and distribution. Her focus is on collaborative building of creative excellence to push Nigerian storytelling to its max. She is currently Head of Production (Co-Head, FilmOne).
Antos Stella, Managing Director – Content Connect Africa - South Africa
With a magnificent impact on South African music over 30 years, Antos Stella is a hugely respected businesswoman in the industry. Bridging the gap between creative and business, Antos has been part of some of South Africas biggest international artist deals, and a leading content aggregator with a focus on telecommunications and digital distribution.
Domanique Grant, Singer-Songwriter – Canada
Singer, Songwriter, Creator and three-time award winning entrepreneur. Domanique works with brands, thought leaders and media (TEDx, CTV, NBS) to “share what millennials really feel”. Her critically acclaimed EP Album PLAYHOUSE has been performed on over half of the continents around the world and she is one of 20 artists out of 1 000 in Canada selected for the SOCAN TD Incubator recognising artists with high viability.
Namakau Star, Singer - South Africa
In June 2022, Namakau Star launched her debut EP 7 track EP, LANDING, through Paradise Sound Systems. Born in Johannesburg and now resident in Cape Town, Namakau Star has been a noted for her influence in the alternative RnB & Hip Hop scene; television appearances as well as commendations from different media outlets. In 2021 her music gained popularity through Apple Music’s curated playlists, the Queen of RnB segment on MTV Base.
XXC Legacy, Artist & Cross Trainer Ambassador – South Africa
Born Courtney Thandiswa Mthethwa, this noted young singer, rapper, theatrical performer, clarinetist, pianist and violinist has been dubbed a visionary for her achievements in the music and entertainment scene. Graduating from the National School of the Arts, where she studied music theory, learned piano and clarinet and participated in musical theatre productions.
“FAME Week Africa sees all of these exceptional women as winners, not only for their individuals strengths and creativity, but for their collective impact on the world of entertainment,” says Martin Hiller, Creative + Content Director for FAME Week Africa. “Join us at FWA’s Top 10 Women in Entertainment live and see exactly how these sisters are doing it.”
FAME Week Africa headlined by MIP Africa and MUZIKI Africa is the perfect platform for Africa to bring her stories and content to the world. Based on the tremendous success of FAME Week Africa 2021, industry professionals from around the continent and abroad will once again shine from 24 – 26 August 2022.
Visit the event’s five conference theatres, film screenings, masterclasses and workshop happening till Friday this week.
Register for FAME Week Africa 2022
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Sunday, August 21, 2022
The Locations Africa conference is back!!!
Hybrid - in person and streaming online via our website.
Go to www.locationsafrica.com to register your attendance.
Look forward to influential panels, learning more about shooting on location through masterclasses and Tech Talks. Be part of a familiarization tour of the regions.
Wed, 24 August 2022 10h00-17h00
Thu, 25 August 2022 10h00-17h00
Fri, 26 August 2022 10h00-15h00
CTICC 2, Cape Town, South Africa
In its inaugural year of what is to become a noteworthy industry annual event on the African, continent Fame Week Africa will open its doors next week - Wednesday the 24th - 26th of August 2022 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Organizers are expecting about 3000 visitors, at least over 100 exhibitors and 300 buyers of content.
Hosted by MIP Africa, the leading B2B market for film, television, digital content distribution and co-production business in Sub-Saharan Africa and Muziki Africa, a marketplace focussing on the core music business, the technology sector and brands and the agencies that represent them, Fame Week will showcase co-related events in the creative industries spanning from Film, Television, Animation, Music, and entertainment technology. Featuring a combination of local and international industry professionals, the 3-day event will focus on content sessions, pitch platforms, exclusive screenings, live music, and networking.
“This gathering could not have come at a better time, as we come out of a decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SASFED believes this is a significant platform for the local industry, as well as the African continent. We urge the industry to take this opportunity to attend the event to ensure that, as a sector, we continue to keep our pulse on the global network and continue to entrench our position as part of the global story telling community, be it through film, animation or music”, says Unathi Malunga, the Executive Officer of SASFED.
“SASFED and its member bodies will be participating at the event, presenting in content sessions and in panel discussions. Look out for us!”
Highlights from the event will be shared by SASFED on our social media platforms, and through our website. Access the programme by clicking on the link https://www.fameweekafrica.com/en-gb/content-sessions.html#/sessions.