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09 December 2010

An Opportunity for Black Filmmakers and Other Colours, too

I'm not sure where this message originated, but here it is:

Dear Filmmaker,

I recently met Michiel Berkel at a reception of NBF (the Dutch Filmmakers Union). Michiel Berkel mainly lives and works from Cape Town, South Africa and has an office in the Netherlands. In South Africa he is the owner of a six screen independent cinema as well as a film & TV distribution company: “Comart Films”

Michiel is a freelance buying consultant for a number of African Pay and Free TV channels, specializing in black cast films, either shot and produced in Africa or by black urban filmmakers in the Diaspora.

Michiel is permanently seeking Africa related documentaries and black cast drama productions and feature films with a minimum length of at least 40 minutes. He finds that many filmmakers also in the Diaspora do not have had their content shown on African TV

Here’s a chance to dust off your work – not older than ten years please – or present your latest feature and submit it for the African channels’ consideration. Michiel acts as a middle-man and will introduce your work to his vast network of the people who are in charge of the TV acquisition process.

If you have rights of content which may be of interest to African TV, please contact Michiel directly through his email address:

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