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Isithembiso actress Lungelo Nxele brings annual Africa TV Market Conference to Durban

The South African actress brings the annual Television Conference to Durban.

Multi-award winning actress and philanthropist Lungelo Nxele brings the 4th annual Africa Television Market (ATM) to Durban at the Olive Convention Centre from 13th – 16th July

Lungelo is popularly known for her leading roles on dramas and films such as uGugu no Andile, Soul City, Dream World and Intersexions before joining the star-studded cast of Isithembiso. With a Safta and AMAA to her name, the actress is a force in the industry. Impressively, she also holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce.

The conference unpacks an exciting programme that caters for the entire value chain of the television industry. ATM in short, hosted in partnership with the KwaZulu Natal Economic Development and Tourism and Environmental Affairs.

The conference brings the full spectrum of television industry with conference features that address various aspects of the television experience, from production sets to lounges across the African continent. The ATM aims to assist in developing the value chain for emerging and established producers while focusing on the developments that “erupt within the Africa television Industry”.

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This year’s ATM will feature high-profile speakers such as BET & MTV’s Monde Twala, TV mogul Tim Horwood, actor Wandile Molebatsi, Bomb Production’s Kutlwano Ditsele and Trace TV’s Leo Manne as well as various other television personalities, industry influencers and key strategic partners who will share their expertise and experiences in the industry.

“The Africa Television Market provides a key platform that compels the African Television Industry to regroup, discuss, address the challenges and highlight growth opportunities within the industry,” said Nxele.

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The Africa Television Market Conference Features:


The Tele dialogue is a 4-day conference where the industry experts, stakeholders from the government sector, private sector and civil society will be sharing their experience, knowledge, methodologies and their sense of direction to where the African television industry is headed.

Channel Stations:

The Channel Station is also a new component created to provide content producers direct access to the international, national and local television channels. Each channel station is given an opportunity to run workshops at the Africa television Market.

Actor factor:

Actor factor is a new component created for actors in the television Industry. Led by actress Zinzi Zungu the project aims to unearth talents and voices and to provide a much needed venue to articulate, issues effecting performers as well as providing a platform on learning about branding, business of Acting and other components that can assist actors to reach their fullest potential.

Taste for TV

The Taste of TV panel will include production houses and brands who will present commercial opportunities in food television to upcoming producers. Representatives of top lifestyle channels will also showcase platforms for food content in Africa, while on-screen food personalities share tips on capturing audiences with culinary expertise.

Africa Television Mentorship:

The Africa Television Mentorship is component specifically designed to mentor emerging content producers that come from disadvantage backgrounds.

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Mashudu Malema