www.thecallsheet.co.za, the online version of what is billed to be the South African film industry�s most widely read trade publication , launched on 30 September 2009 at a Film & Event Publishing Monthly Wrap, held at the Radisson Blu in Cape Town.

�This is the single largest investment we have made in the company,� says Lance Gibbons, The Callsheet�s publishing editor. �We see this website becoming the most used online portal to the African film industry and are hoping this can be our contribution towards bringing the continent�s industry closer together.�

Created by Ngage, the new website includes searchable online archives of The Callsheet, as well as a video of the day and a news section that collates the best content from around the web. The news section is synched to Twitter and Facebook giving it further reach. There are also sections for Diarise and Opportunities.

The site includes a searchable Film Directory and is linked to Creative Showcase, The Filmmakers Guide to South Africa sister website where creatives can upload their visual portfolios for free.

The Filmmakers Guide to South Africa site is also being redesigned and will be launched in the next few months.

�This is just the beginning,� says Kevin Kriedemann, The Callsheet�s editor. �We�re hoping to have uploaded our entire archive of back issues by the end of the year. Once we�ve done that, we plan to hyperlink all the articles to the various directories, so that when you read a story about The Loerie nominees, you�ll be able to click on Teboho Mahlatsi�s name to go to his Creative Showcase profile, or Bomb�s name to go to their Filmmakers Guide to South Africa company profile, or Media�s name to go to the Film Directory�s listing of their contact details. We�re really excited about the possibilities online: you�ll even be able to read the stories and then watch the content online immediately.�

Check out the site at www.thecallsheet.co.za.

�We�re seeing this as our first draft,� says Kevin, �so we�d love as much feedback as possible.�

Source: Film & Event Publishing, for more info, visit www.thecallsheet.co.za or email  kevin@filmeventpublishing.co.za