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#NewCampaign: Come over to the bright side
#NewCampaign: Come over to the bright side

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg have just launched MTN's summer brand campaign and everything about it is next level...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Nov 2017

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Reap the benefits of sending your music videos to film festivals

When directors think of sending their work to film festivals, they generally only think of submitting short or feature films. Even micro 60-sec shorts have their own festivals these days...

By Quinton Lavery 23 Nov 2017

Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation
Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation

Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont approached South African sports production agency MoonSport to cover his Artemis World Cycle, which he recently completed, breaking the Guinness World Record for circumnavigation by bicycle in 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

The power of cinema advertising: A big screen with a captivated audience
The power of cinema advertising: A big screen with a captivated audience

At a time when reach appears to be seen as the be-all and end-all of advertising plans, cinema advertising offers more - a captivated target audience...

By Motheo Matsau 30 Oct 2017

#NewCampaign: Local Land Rover campaign features in Figaro Digital magazine
#NewCampaign: Local Land Rover campaign features in Figaro Digital magazine

Figaro Digital recently featured Exponential's Land Rover campaign in their case studies section...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Mduduzi Simelane
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Mduduzi Simelane

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Oct 2017

#StartupStory: Blacksmith Collective
#StartupStory: Blacksmith Collective

“Like a blacksmith, we forge together various skill sets and craft to create a beautiful finished piece,” explain co-founders Diogo Mendonça and Marcus von Geyso of Blacksmith Collective...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Sep 2017

The truth about cats and dogs (in the film industry)
The truth about cats and dogs (in the film industry)

The cliché that filming with animals is a challenge came sharply into focus at the end of July, with the passing of the new Performing Animals Protection Amendment Act 4 of 2016 (PAPA)...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 6 Sep 2017

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Swift: 78% of women in the film/TV industry victims of discrimination

A new report being prepared by women working in film and television in SA has revealed shocking findings at the Durban International Film Festival...

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Jul 2017

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Perhaps a little more Roger Moore?

OK, so this one isn't really about advertising. Let me explain...

By Damon Stapleton 7 Jun 2017

Winners, Amri Botha and Carina Coetzee with Lynne Wylie from Cinemark
SA winners of Cinemark 48-hour Cannes Young Lions competition announced

Amri Botha and Carina Coetzee from advertising agency, ninety9cents were announced as the SA winners of Ster-Kinekor Cinemark 48-hour Cannes Young Lions competition...

By Juanita Pienaar 15 May 2017

Shared value required to grow SA film sector
Shared value required to grow SA film sector

As the South African film sector transitions from local content in terms of its value as an art, towards where there is a more balance in terms of its sustainable commercial value, it becomes crucial for the sector to align on what 'giving back' actually looks like...

By Wanda Matandela 9 Mar 2017

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SA filmmakers show their class

Kevin Hart: What Now? - the 2016 American stand-up comedy concert film starring comedian Kevin Hart - was released in the United States (US) in October. Parts of the movie were filmed in South Africa and directed and produced by South Africans...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Dec 2016

To vape or not to vape
To vape or not to vape

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is predicting that this century alone, a billion lives will be lost to smoking. A Billion Lives is a documentary film that examines vaping and e-cigarettes as a healthy alternative to smoking...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Sep 2016

#WomensMonth: Be bold, be heard!
#WomensMonth: Be bold, be heard!

Tania Pehl is a journalist and photographer who was the MC of the Black Filmmakers Film Festival held during Open Design week 2016...

By Beverley Klein 24 Aug 2016

The next level for cinema is unlocking the customer value chain
The next level for cinema is unlocking the customer value chain

Local content is increasingly influencing the nature of box offices around the world and is likely to measurably drive how cinema and content converge for at least the medium term...

By Wanda Matandela 4 Aug 2016

[NewsMaker] Nitesh Matai - GM at Nu Metro Cinemas
[NewsMaker] Nitesh Matai - GM at Nu Metro Cinemas

Nu Metro Cinemas has a new general manager in Nitesh Matai, who was promoted from marketing executive in December...

By Louise Marsland 28 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Projections in cinema
[BizTrends 2016] Projections in cinema

What with series sharing, piracy and Netflix the good old fashioned cinema is having to get more and more creative when it comes to enticing bums on seats.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Jan 2016

Business as usual... for now
Business as usual... for now

While the recent All Media and Products Survey for June 15 (2015BA) released by SAARF in October shows an overall picture of relative stability...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Oct 2015

Graham Lang on the resonance of locally relevant work and trying harder
Graham Lang on the resonance of locally relevant work and trying harder

Graham Lang, Chief Creative Officer of Y&R South Africa and Africa, tells Cannes media correspondent Ann Nurock about the importance of keeping film focused on the intended local audience...

By Ann Nurock 15 Jul 2015

Commissioning a corporate film: An executive note
Commissioning a corporate film: An executive note

In today's overcrowded, fast-moving marketplace, your company is judged, accepted and paid according to how it presents, re-presents and projects itself. Film makes a powerful statement...

By Roger Metcalfe 12 Jul 2015

The future filmmaker - Experiments in experiential cinema
The future filmmaker - Experiments in experiential cinema

Sunday, 17 May: 9pm: Right, turn the volume up. An eerily ambient soundtrack fills the car, as does a voice: "Hello and welcome to The Endemic Project"...

By Ruth Cooper 24 Jun 2015

Latest from the research front
Latest from the research front

The latest release of the All Media and Products Survey (AMPS), released today by the South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF), shows overall stability of the media...

By Chris Brewer 2 Apr 2015

Lights, camera, fashion!
Lights, camera, fashion!

The Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival and conference is back after a successful debut last year...

By Ruth Cooper 3 Mar 2015

[Design Indaba 2015] FilmFest '15 on the fringe of unusualness
[Design Indaba 2015] FilmFest '15 on the fringe of unusualness

The redeeming power of tattoo art; the conscientising power of hip hop in places like Yemen, Uganda, Columbia and Cambodia; gay life in Kenya where homosexuality is criminalised; and the strange case of American art forger, Mark Landis, says something of the unusual stories...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2015

Q&A with Knysna director Andre Velts and screenwriter Emilé Hager
Q&A with Knysna director Andre Velts and screenwriter Emilé Hager

If you are looking for a film that puts the fun back into festive, it's the charming Knysna, a poignant and hilarious journey into conquering love, searching for love, and how love can drive the community of Knysna crazy...

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Dec 2014

It's about the creative
It's about the creative

Eddie Mbalo, Interim CEO, On Digital Media/StarSat, believes South Africa's content providing industry is in a crisis and this is why TopTV ended up the way it did...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Nov 2014

[NewsMaker] Cameron Naidoo; Louis Enslin
[NewsMaker] Cameron Naidoo; Louis Enslin

A new agency called Three D Radio has launched an interesting advertising concept for cinema audiences in partnership with Ster-Kinekor and Cinemark...

By Louise Marsland 24 Oct 2014

[Cannes Lions 2014] SA's Kirk Gainsford on Film category entries
[Cannes Lions 2014] SA's Kirk Gainsford on Film category entries

South African Kirk Gainsford, Executive Creative Director of Lowe Cape Town, was a Film Jury member at Cannes Lions 2014. We asked him couple of questions about this category. (video)

By Hando Sinisalu 24 Jun 2014

[Design Indaba 2014] People want cities for people
[Design Indaba 2014] People want cities for people

Cities around the world all have one particular thing in common - they are made up of people. The problem is though that most cities have not been built to accommodate people - but to accommodate cars and traffic. (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 26 Feb 2014

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