MultiChoice Boss Calls For Support Of Local Production Companies
The general entertainment head of Africa’s biggest pay-TV operator is calling for a stimulus package to be made available for South Africa’s TV and film sector to help support local production companies in maximising their output of local series and films for “a national agenda” to focus on the core of what the local industry wants to achieve.
Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice’s CEO for General Entertainment, was a keynote speaker at the 3-day AfricaCom conference that took place in Cape Town last week. She said that the next African superhero needs to be told by an African production studio and that South Africa needs to tell its own story of the 2019 Rugby World Cup victory before foreign actors take over, yet again.
In her address, Yolisa Phahle stressed the importance and urgency of a large-scale South African stimulus package to expand and support local film and TV production in the country.
She noted that the biggest and most influential economies around the globe all have strong film and TV industries. Phahle added that great stories contribute to social cohesion, democracy and to personal development.
She concluded that a massive stimulus package for South Africa’s film industry would speed up transformation, build the economy, and strengthen national consciousness all at the same time.
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