MultiChoice Namibia is calling all professional and budding scriptwriters to be part of making Zambezi Magic channel 160 on DStv the true home of Southern African TV entertainment by submitting their best script for a feature film.Staying true to the channel’s pay-off line, “Sharing our stories” is launching its first movie project under Zambezi Magic Original Film Productions. They intend to work closely with local scriptwriters and producers to produce 12 films over the next 12 months. They are looking for outstanding feature film scripts that the channel can turn into Box Office successes and each film will be released on DStv’s movie rental service before being aired on Zambezi Magic at a later stage.
Addiel Dzinoreva, Head of Channel at Zambezi Magic said that they are looking for original and compelling stories that will resonate with audiences and that they want authentic local African stories that are driven by strong narratives and characters, the combination of which must be a reflection of diversity. “Over the past few months we have been engaging and consulting with various filmmakers and industry bodies and they have been urging us to invest in the industry by commissioning projects. This film project is a response to that,” he emphasised, “and the challenge for the filmmakers will be to make a high quality movie for US$25 000,” he added.
The Zambezi Magic team explained that the first step in the process is to find that great story which is the reason why they are looking for complete professional films scripts. The team said they are excited and look forward to reading wonderful stories and working with local producers to create powerful films that will allow Southern African storytellers to share their stories with the rest of Africa via the DSTV platform.
For more information, full brief details and terms and conditions, the complete guide can be downloaded at ZAMBEZI MAGIC COMMISSIONING BRIEF – ORIGINAL FILMS.