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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
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
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
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
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?
Johann M. Smith 1 Oct 2012
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
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
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.
Peter Mann 20 Sep 2012
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
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
The Media Inflation Watch data for the period April to June 2012 has been released. Here are some of the highlights.
5 Sep 2012
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
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.
Canaan Mdletshe and Nivashni Nair 31 Aug 2012
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
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
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
The next Girlfriends Getaway, on Wednesday 15 August 2012 features the new, as yet unreleased film, Step Up 4: Revolution.
6 Aug 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 19 Jul 2012
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
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
For the third year, the 48 Hour Film Project is back in Johannesburg as the filmmaking challenge of the year, as crews strive to create a winning entry for this year's competition in the hope of being chosen for Cannes.
10 Jul 2012