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Amy Jephta on writing the screenplay for Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story
Amy Jephta on writing the screenplay for Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story

Writer Amy Jephta shares a few thoughts with Daniel Dercksen about writing the screenplay for Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story...

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Sep 2018

#WomensMonth: "Change will not happen unless we drive it ourselves" - Nicolette Scheepers
#WomensMonth: "Change will not happen unless we drive it ourselves" - Nicolette Scheepers

Here, Ster-Kinekor's chief of content Nicolette Scheepers shares some of the challenges she's faced as a woman working in the film industry, some of the specific challenges females face in the workplace in general and advice in overcoming these...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Aug 2018

Greg Gray, director at Romance Films
#Loeries2018: Hall of Fame inductee Greg Gray and all that Romance

This year's Loeries Hall of Fame inductee is... Greg Gray of Romance Films!

By Jessica Tennant 18 Aug 2018

#Loeries2018: The work that's expected to fly
#Loeries2018: The work that's expected to fly

Keeping to the Women's Month theme, we asked a couple of female local jurors to select this year's Loeries predictions in their respective judging categories...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2018

Fabian Frese, CCO of Kolle Rebbe Germany and #Loeries2018 film, and radio and audio jury president. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: The power of fear and boredom

Fabian Frese, chief creative officer at Kolle Rebbe in Germany, second-last speaker at the DStv Seminar of Creativity, spoke of the boredom that inspired him to make the best move in his career...

By Angie White 17 Aug 2018

#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket
#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket

The second speaker at the 2018 DStv Seminar of Creativity was Lethepu Matshaba, vice president of Homecare Southern Africa at Unilever SA, who spoke on the relevance of creativity in a hyper-fragmented world...

By Angie White 17 Aug 2018

A scene from the masterclass. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: WiM Africa masterclass on the progress of women in media

The Loeries masterclasses started off with a bang, with the well-supported launch of the Women in Marketing: Africa initiative...

By Angie White 16 Aug 2018

Q&A with Ivan Botha about directorial debut Stroomop
Q&A with Ivan Botha about directorial debut Stroomop

Actor, writer, and producer Ivan Botha chats about about his directorial debut Stroomop as well as the inspirational women in his life, filming in water, and collaborative writing.

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Aug 2018

Wanuri Kahiu | © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Wanuri Kahiu announced as speaker

Renowned filmmaker and author Wanuri Kahiu has been announced as one of the speakers at the 2019 Design Indaba...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Aug 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A shot of mass tourism on the rocks
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A shot of mass tourism on the rocks

Question: What do Malta and Iceland have in common besides being Game of Thrones locations? Answer: More than you think...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 3 Aug 2018

Behind the scenes of Bouwer Bosch comedy Thys & Trix
Behind the scenes of Bouwer Bosch comedy Thys & Trix

Daniel Dercksen talks with the creative team behind the hilarious action comedy Thys & Trix: writer-director Quentin C. Krog, screenwriter Frannie Van Der Walt, and actors/husband-and-wife team Leandie du Randt Bosch and Bouwer Bosch.

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Jun 2018

Screengrab from Deadpool 2 .
A few PR lessons from the world's greatest anti-hero Deadpool

Francois Rank gives a few tips on how we as communications professionals can learn from how Deadpool 2 was marketed...

By Francois Rank 11 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: Good Mourning, Ian Morgan
#Newsmaker: Good Mourning, Ian Morgan

Jessica Tennant interviews Cape Town-based filmmaker Ian Morgan on his return from the Sundance Film Festival in London, where he premiered his award-winning short film Good Mourning...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Jun 2018

Nosipho Dumisa on her breakout film Nommer 37
Nosipho Dumisa on her breakout film Nommer 37

Daniel Dercksen chats with 29-year-old writer/director Nosipho Dumisa, about her feature film debut, the South African crime-thriller Nommer 37, opening in cinemas on 1 June 2018.

By Daniel Dercksen 31 May 2018

#NewCampaign: Mercedes-Benz returns to Chapman's Peak w/ Net#work BBDO
#NewCampaign: Mercedes-Benz returns to Chapman's Peak w/ Net#work BBDO

Mercedes-Benz and Net#work BBDO today released the S-Class content piece that returns to the famous Chapman's Peak accident that Christopher White survived 30 years ago...

By Jessica Tennant 30 May 2018

#Newsmaker: Nicholas Lawrence wins Best Breakfast Presenter one year in
#Newsmaker: Nicholas Lawrence wins Best Breakfast Presenter one year in

As Nicholas Lawrence won Best Breakfast Presenter at the Liberty Radio Awards this year and has only worked in radio for just over a year now, I interviewed him to find out what this win means to him and what it says about loving what you do and doing what you love well...

By Jessica Tennant 18 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content
#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content

The new general manager and vice president of Fox Networks Group Africa, Evert van der Veer, will focus on the expansion of Fox Sports and local content production...

By Louise Marsland 16 May 2018

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya.
Celebrating African storytelling and craft

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya, and a Ciclope Africa judge, talks about what Africa can bring to the international stage...

By Louise Marsland 26 Apr 2018

South by Southwest film festival from a South African creative's perspective
South by Southwest film festival from a South African creative's perspective

This year's South by Southwest film festival was "some kind of collective consciousness" according to Daniel Schoeman, creative technologist at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Apr 2018

Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work
Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work

Francisco Condorelli, the director of Ciclope, tells Bizcommunty.Africa what he sees for the future of Ciclope and awards focused on craft rather than the 'big idea'...

By Louise Marsland 20 Apr 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The Daphne impact

You may not have heard of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was murdered six months ago, but Meryl Streep certainly has and it would not surprise me if the Oscar winner optioned DCG's story...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 20 Apr 2018

Five Fingers for Marseilles - A contemporary South African western
Five Fingers for Marseilles - A contemporary South African western

Five Fingers for Marseilles fuses western influences, from classic to spaghetti and revisionist eras, into a contemporary South African drama written by Sean Drummond and directed by Michael Matthews.

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Apr 2018

Q&A with Meerkat Maantuig writer/director Hanneke Schutte
Q&A with Meerkat Maantuig writer/director Hanneke Schutte

Meerkat Maantuig is inspired by the youth novella, Blinde Sambok, by renowned South African author Riana Scheepers...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Mar 2018

Phil Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions Festival.
#CannesLions2018: CEO Phil Thomas on the creative year ahead

Jon Ratcliffe sat down with Phil Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions Festival, and spoke to him about his belief that there has been more change in marketing in the last year than the 10 years preceding it, and why they're launching 'ecommerce', 'experience', and 'social and influencer' Lions...

By Jon Ratcliffe 9 Mar 2018

Alexi Wheeler, vice president, animation production and development, Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler on entering the age of content

Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler shares about the talk he presented at the 2018 CTIAF, how he feels about the role of women in the animation industry and elaborates on what he thinks the industry as a whole can still improve on...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Mar 2018

These are your 2018 Oscar winners in 15 tweet-sized snippets
These are your 2018 Oscar winners in 15 tweet-sized snippets

If you stayed up all night to catch the 90th edition of the Oscars, congratulations, you deserve that coffee.

By Andy Walker 5 Mar 2018

Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age
Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age

The advent of social media has provided brands with an undisputed marketing opportunity - a direct customer engagement and promotional platform, where brands can build their identity and loyalty to their heart's content. But all good things come with a price...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Feb 2018

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Why is South Africa not watching South African movies?

You hear it all the time (at least in the hipster parts of Cape Town): support local. Wear locally-made clothes, buy fruit and veg from your local vendors. Whether these efforts are helping is unclear, but one area it isn't? Local film...

By Julia Breakey 28 Feb 2018

Sunu Gonera. Filmaker. Storyteller.
#DesignIndaba2018: 'This is Africa's moment'

The Design Indaba stage was a cathartic moment for the first speaker of day one, Zimbabwean-born filmmaker, Sunu Gonera, who told Bizcommunity.com that it was a "coming of age moment" for him to tell his own story to his peers and have it well received...

By Louise Marsland 21 Feb 2018

Fort Review launches second edition, a video series
Fort Review launches second edition, a video series

Last week marked the launch of Fort Review's second edition, this time in the form of a thought-provoking nine-part video series covering everything from black excellence to erotic capital...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Feb 2018

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