Red Flag's latest news articles, press releases, and published features from Lara Utian-Preston can be found here. 

February 25, 2019

Social media influencer platform set to launch in SA

- Social media influencer platform, Humanz, is expected to launch in South Africa with personalities Graeme Smith and Pearl Thusi as local partners.

August 26, 2019

DISCOP Joburg to Promote African Co-Productions

The newly revamped and focussed DISCOP Johannesburg programme will aim to be a scope that goes beyond content buying and selling. DISCOP market's vision is to promote the commerce and co-production of multi-screen entertainment content across Africa.

August 16, 2018

Cartoon Network Creative Lab; Enter Now

Are you an African creator passionate about animation and making kids happy? Cartoon Network Africa Creative Lab initiative is just the thing for you. Enter the Cartoon Network Creative Lab competition now for the chance to work with Cartoon Network producing a short form animated comedy.

March 10, 2019


The Africa Channel will air a collection of 20 new prime-time series’ showcasing drama, lifestyle, and news programming from Africa during 2019. The news shows will stream over 50 hours of African content, by supporting Black History Month on Comcast’s Xfinity platforms.

March 04, 2019

Mr Eazi added to MTN Bushfire 2019

Nigerian Afro-pop star Mr Eazi has been added to the lineup for the 2019 MTN Bushfire. The Afro-centric festival will be held at the House on Fire in the Malkerns Valley from 24 to 26 May 2019.

Red Flag brokered the deal between the Kenya Film Commission, ZIFF and DISCOP Zanzibar. The Kenya Film Commission supported the screening of Supa Modo as well as bringing a host of Kenyan filmmakers to the event. 

June 01, 2018

For the past 7 years Red Flag has been partners with MTN Bushfire as it has grown from strength to strength. 

Countdown to Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival

Red Flag is proud to be associated with this newest event from the team that produces the annual MTN Bushfire Festival. 

Red Flag brokered a deal between AfriDocs, Africa's best streaming platform for documentary film and Channel24, South Africa's top entertainment site. 

Red Flag's Lara Utian-Preston was instrumental in bringing DISCOP to Zanzibar. The inaugural event was a massive success with over 400 registered industry delegates

April 02, 2018

DISCOP Zanzibar: Ladima Foundation in NextGen Program

DISCOP Zanzibar will be backed by Next Gen, its knowledge-transfer and develop program that will run concurrent with the 3-day market from July 11-13, 2018. The Next Gen program will include three tracks for attending delegates.

The Ladima Foundation is also excited to be part of the program.


Sponsored by the pan-Africa LADIMA Foundation who works to create and promote opportunities for women in the industry, the WOMEN OF INFLUENCE EVENING CONVERSATION will bring together the most creative, iconic and culturally relevant women in Africa’s entertainment and media industry.

April 03, 2018

The Africa Channel: Zanzibar 2018

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) and DISCOP Zanzibar have announced The Africa Channel, the largest broadcaster of Africa-themed content in North America, as the official sponsor of the inaugural TV Series Festival 2018. 

In a deal brokered by Red Flag, this is an exciting development for the industry in East Africa. 

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January 30, 2019

#BizTrends2019: 3D design goes mainstream

While virtual reality, augmented reality and 360-degree video and photography become the norm within advertising, filmmaking, and content production, their applications across a range of other industries and sectors are also set to exponentially increase.

February 26, 2019

Influencer marketing in South Africa - By the numbers

Influencer marketing has gone beyond a trendy marketing fad, with both proponents and detractors often making unsubstantiated claims and counter-claims. With many recent reports of influencer fraud, bot or bought followers, and unrealistic expectations from both brands and the influencers themselves, it is clearly necessary to sort the fact from fiction.

May 14, 2017

Article from Lara Utian-Preston in Screen Africa magazine. 

June 13, 2017

Article from Lara Utian-Preston in Screen Africa magazine. 

March 14, 2018

Article from Lara Utian-Preston in Screen Africa magazine. 

An article from Lara Utian-Preston in Screen Africa magazine. 

March 06, 2017

Article from Lara Utian-Preston in Screen Africa magazine. 

International Markets: A Perspective for African Content Producers

An article from Lara Utian-Preston in Screen Africa magazine

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