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New Caltex campaign emphasises local commitment

For the first time in eight years, Caltex South Africa has shot and produced commercials locally to tell its South African story. Chevron South Africa, refiner and marketer of Caltex fuel and lubricants products, launched a brand campaign yesterday, Monday 22 October 2012.

23 Oct 2012 09:26

Adventures in Zambezia sells million tickets internationally

The Triggerfish Animation Studios film, Adventures in Zambezia, has turned over one million ticket sales in the limited territories in which it has opened. It opened this weekend in Iceland and is at number four, outperforming the 3D re-release of Pixar/Disney's Finding Nemo in total gross receipts.

22 Oct 2012 11:03

Who'll survive the next decade?

Hell, in the blink of an eye, it's 10 years later. I would not have thought a decade would fly by so quickly, but there you are. And if you asked me if a whack had changed in that time, I would've answered "not so much".

By Harry Herber 12 Oct 2012 06:30

Film launch marks World Mental Health Day

Wednesday, 10 October 2012, was World Mental Health Day and to pay tribute to the many who struggle with mental health, a South African film, Let's Talk, premiered on YouTube.

12 Oct 2012 06:01

Animation festival strengthens South African, French ties

Kunjanimation 2012 will be held on 17-21 October 2012 at the various venues in Cape Town. Launched by Animation South Africa and the French Institute of South Africa, this is described as the only national event exclusively dedicated to animation.

10 Oct 2012 13:23

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2012 comes to SA

The local leg of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2012 will begin on Friday, 26 October, 2012, and brings to our shores films on mountain culture featuring mountain-based adventures, sportsmanship and scenery.

10 Oct 2012 10:35

New look SK Club card launched

Ster-Kinekor has added benefits to its Movie Club Card, rebranding it and converting to a points system. Now referred to as SK Club, with a glow in the dark card, the new rewards programme will start on 8 October 2012.

3 Oct 2012 11:32

Horrorfest 2012: Still scary as hell

Let me open up with a question that's a kind of joke: What's worse, a person addicted to horror or porn flicks? Bizarre how both instantly paint an undesirable stereotype hooked on entertainment we've all secretly indulged. Now think why. You have? Wonderful. Now that we've all had time to reflect and laugh at our choices of recreation, it's easier for me to ask you without any immediate satanic associations: Keen to nurture your love of horror?

By Johann M. Smith 1 Oct 2012 12:22

Teaser TVC now on big screen as Ster-Kinekor launch new logo, tagline

Following the Ster-Kinekor teaser TVC and online ad, the conclusion of the story about the out of control 12 ton kerosene tanker, a decrepit truck filled with fireworks, a party pick-up truck filled with glitter and a circus lorry filled with parachuting snakes can be seen on the big screen.

28 Sep 2012 07:12

James Bond, Heineken promote Skyfall

Riding on the excitement of the new Bond film, Skyfall, Heineken has a James Bond themed ad, featuring Daniel Craig. The global TV and digital campaign will be activated across 32 markets and involves the participation of the film's stars, Daniel Craig and the latest Bond girl, Bérénice Marlohe.

25 Sep 2012 10:25

Do PR practitioners have more power than ad agencies? (Part I)

The other day I was asked whether PR practitioners now have more power than ad agency bosses. Brian Berkman who was writing for Advantage magazine kindly told me I could disagree if I wished (I do) and he gave me 200 words in which to do so.

By Peter Mann 20 Sep 2012 07:06

Teaser TVC from Ster-Kinekor encourages online, cinema participation

Ster-Kinekor launched a new TVC last week that encourages viewers to YouTube and view a short clip. The question is, what happens when an out of control kerosene tanker, a decrepit truck packed with semi-legal fireworks, a truck filled with party glitter and a circus lorry filled with parachuting snakes collide?

18 Sep 2012 08:14

Ster-Kinekor places order of new digital cinema solution

Christie Digital Systems Canada has announced that Ster-Kinekor Theatres has confirmed a major deal, as it undertakes full conversion of its cinema estate to digital. This will be the first time that the brand's Solaria, Solaria One and Solaria One+ and its IMB and 4K resolution have all featured in the same deployment.

11 Sep 2012 10:54

New Inflation Watch data covers April to June 2012

The Media Inflation Watch data for the period April to June 2012 has been released. Here are some of the highlights.

5 Sep 2012 10:41

Book for Ster-Kinekor movies through iPhone

Following the successful launch of Ster-Kinekor's app for Nokia and Android, the chain has announced the launch of the iOS version, available in the Apple App Store.

5 Sep 2012 10:14

Party hell in Durban costs tenant R16 000

The owner of a house in which more than 1 000 teenagers gathered more than a week ago to mimic the movie Project X yesterday warned parents that more alcohol and drug-fuelled parties might take place in coming weeks.

By Canaan Mdletshe and Nivashni Nair 31 Aug 2012 15:18

Absoluut Afrikaans opens at Ster-Kinekor cinemas

Absoluut Afrikaans, an Afrikaans film festival, opens nationally this spring at Ster-Kinekor theatres with Die Wonderwerker, Stilte, Agter die Ligte and Wolwedans in die Skemer.

30 Aug 2012 10:31

Zambezia travels well, wide releases in Russia, Israel

The first theatrical release from Triggerfish, Zambezia has opened this week in Russia on over 800 screens in 150 cities across the country, marking one of the widest releases for a locally produced film. It is entering its eighth week of release in Israel, where it has achieved over 60000 admissions; another record for a locally produced film.

28 Aug 2012 09:05

US/South African doccie wins at Rhode Island International Film Festival

A co-produced South African/US documentary The White Picket Fence Project has won the RIIFF International Ambassador Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival 2012.

23 Aug 2012 12:44

Girlfriends Getaway features Step Up 4: Revolution

The next Girlfriends Getaway, on Wednesday 15 August 2012 features the new, as yet unreleased film, Step Up 4: Revolution.

6 Aug 2012 11:42

Viva la France, film festival opens

The French Film festival opened on Wednesday, 1 August 2012, in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria, offering Francophiles the opportunity to view a medley of the finest French films for all tastes and moods ranging from drama to comedy and historical movie, with the presence of French guest stars and glamour opening screenings.

1 Aug 2012 11:17

Nu Metro Cinemas upgrades mobisite, adds Facebook app

Nu Metro Cinemas has upgraded its mobisite, first launched in 2008, and added an app to enable browsers to book tickets, browse movies, explore cinema offerings and watch trailers on Facebook.

31 Jul 2012 10:05

Sony Pictures picks up Adventures in Zambezia for distribution

Sony Pictures has picked up the distribution rights in English-speaking territories for the South African animated feature Zambezia. Sony will release the film, produced by Triggerfish Animation Studios, in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia amongst others, under the title Adventures in Zambezia.

26 Jul 2012 10:18

Durban FilmMart 2012 winners announced

The Durban FilmMart 2012, which took place from 20-23 July 2012 at the Blue Waters Hotel in Durban, has announced the festival winners, who were selected by official sponsors of the awards.

25 Jul 2012 11:20

Five years of AMPS data out now

The South African Advertising Research Foundation (SAARF) has released a booklet and CD covering AMPS information. The SAARF Trends booklet covers 2007-2011 and the SAARF Segmentation CD is based on AMPS fieldwork period Jan-Dec 2011.

23 Jul 2012 11:13

Debbi Dale opens Durban Division of Popcorn Cinema Advertising

After just seeing Wayne Brokensha leave Johannesburg to head up the new Popcorn division in Cape Town, Debbi Dale follows hot on his heels by representing Popcorn in the KwaZulu-Natal Region. Popcorn Cinema Sales now has national representation in Gauteng, Western Cape and KZN.

Issued by Popcorn Advertising 20 Jul 2012 13:40

Brandt, Verster at Durban FilmMart 2012

For this weekend only, producer Neil Brandt and director Francois Verster will return to the Durban FilmMart with their documentary film project, The Dream of Shahrazad, for the second time. The 3rd edition of Durban FilmMart, which takes place from 20-23 July 2012, was created as a joint programme of the Durban Film Office and the Durban International Film Festival.

20 Jul 2012 10:43

Primedia's Kuben Pillay: Radio active and talking digital

Ever since Primedia delisted in 2007 in a R7-billion deal, it has being flying under the radar because it no longer puts out financial results. CEO Kuben Pillay, who took over from William Kirsh in 2009, tells Bizcommunity why talk radio is booming, how Ster-Kinekor is the second biggest part of the business and how the company has changed in preparation for listing again.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 19 Jul 2012 07:40

Durban International Film Festival opens this week

The 33rd Durban International Film Festival begins screenings at Ster-Kinekor Theatres, Musgrave and Cinema Nouveau, Gateway from Thursday 19 July 2012.

16 Jul 2012 10:21

Alfred 'Shorty' Ntombela serves Johannesburg cinemagoers

As part of the promotion for the film Mad Buddies, now in its third week of release, Alfred 'Shorty' Ntombela surprised Sandton City Ster-Kinekor visitors by serving them refreshments on Wednesday 11 July.

13 Jul 2012 12:20

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