NEWSWATCH: South Africans are flocking to see the Mandela movie, reports IOL, which also reports MWEB is to increase its data speeds, and EWN reports Cell C's Alan Knott-Craig is recovering well after a stroke.
By Rod Baker 29 Nov 2013 07:18
Lights. Camera. Action. From epic big-screen dramas to spellbinding or humorous television programmes and commercials, the world of entertainment provides an escape from the humdrum, moving and inspiring - at times, even without sound.
By Warwick Allan 8 Nov 2013 10:24
It's like the Gods must be crazy except the Coke bottle is an actress...
By Sid Peimer 2 Sep 2013 07:34
Let's get some facts straight on the effective banning of the film, Of Good Report*, which was due to open the Durban International Film Festival - 18-28 July.
By Anton Harber 30 Jul 2013 06:37
NEWSWATCH: Brigid Pohl, writing in Times Live, reckons the Film and Publication Board lost the plot regarding the film 'Of Good Report' and in the UK, online porn is to be blocked by default, reports the BBC. Back in Africa, pirated South African soaps are being sold to viewers outside of SA.
By Rod Baker 23 Jul 2013 06:54
So your YouTube channel is finally up and running, but after several months the average viewership is distressingly low. Any movie without a distribution strategy will crash and burn, its no different online.
By Jerome Mouton 15 Jul 2013 09:41
NEWSWATCH: The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) is concerned at the manner in which Iqbal Survé's Sekunjalo group is going about its acquisition of Independent News & Media South Africa (INMSA), reports IOL. Mail & Guardian reports on Facebook bowing to an outcry over sexist content, and also reports on pirates - the film, that is - in Cape Town.
By Rod Baker 30 May 2013 07:03
One thing that will always bring back fond memories for me are the days when we still had old school drive-in cinemas. I never understood why these were kind of phased out... There literally is no better way to see a movie than under the stars.
By Ilse van den Berg 5 Apr 2013 14:21
Anyone who knows anything about SXSW knows that it is a frenzied week of interactive conferences, film and music. This year it is even bigger as its the 20th anniversary of the event, which means there are over 5 000 events in the city of Austin, Texas.
By Keenan Harduth 14 Mar 2013 10:17
I believe this year will be a positive one for cinema in South Africa, with a variety of influential trends taking hold of the industry. Digitalisation, 3D, blockbusters, increased attendance and on-the-mark cinema campaigns are all sure to contribute to a successful year.
By Ryan Williams 29 Jan 2013 12:06
So here we are in 2013 - the Mayan trend predictions for 2012 having spectacularly failed to materialise, leaving some of us with hangovers and debt that we had secretly hoped would be wiped clean in a Mayan-flavoured apocalypse. Now is the time for us to look into our crystal balls, and see if we can get our predictions for media and advertising regulation a bit more spot-on than the poor Mayans did.
By Gail Schimmel 24 Jan 2013 12:05
Context is king, but knowing what's around the next corner takes a little more than 20/20 vision. To find out what trends, innovations or environmental changes could affect your brand's future in 2013, here's some foresight.
By Oresti Patricios 22 Jan 2013 09:55
As crisis-hit Europe continues to impact economic growth, and projections for the local economy are trimmed, the battle for a share of consumer spend is getting increasingly fierce. Retailers will rely on technology to drive innovative discount models and integrated loyalty programmes by optimising the one device every consumer has access to already - even in-store - the mobile phone.
By Steve Cragg 15 Jan 2013 11:08
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
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
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
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 19 Jul 2012 07:40
Not that long ago, in a galaxy known as the Milky Way, on a planet called Earth, I read the words 'Save a Non-Geek Today' in a PC Format editor's note, and was amused by the seemingly far-fetched concept. Little did I know that those words foretold the revolution that is silently sweeping over the world and converting the masses into geeks without them realising it.
By Charles Siboto 16 Mar 2012 10:37
Let's take a look at the state of the film industry in South Africa, and why it's necessary to register your creative work.
By Nishan Singh 28 Feb 2012 13:40
Cape Town is gearing up to host one of the world's premier design conferences - the 2012 Design Indaba. Design Indaba regular and Pentagram partner Michael Bierut will MC this years' event alongside Michelle Constant and Khaya Dlanga. The conference takes place 29 February-March 2012 at the CTICC and the expo (which is open to the general public) takes place 2-4 March 2012.
By Herman Manson 24 Feb 2012 11:35
While the theme song for the Year 2012 will undoubtedly be ''It's the end of the world as we know it..." by R.E.M., and we'll be bored with all the End-of-the-World theme parties and raves and launches by March already... in case the world doesn't end, these are some essential trends and things you need to know for the year to come [with additional editing and contributions from moi - managing ed].
By Louise Marsland 31 Jan 2012 14:13
There are a number of trends forecast for 2012 that will have an impact on all facets of the media-marketing arena.
By Karen Phelan 18 Jan 2012 15:59
Ster-Kinekor has confirmed that the Velskoen drive-in in Randburg, Johannesburg, will close next year. It is the last of its drive-ins and the company says the decision comes as a result of declining audiences, which is says isn't unique to South Africa.
By Craig Wilson 28 Nov 2011 10:35
Too often, as marketers and creatives, we wait for some justification of talent, some confirmation of a sure-fire winner, and most often we look to the West - for inspiration, for a formula. All we need to do is look around us. After all, the West is already looking to Africa for inspiration. [multimedia]
By Anton Crone 6 Oct 2011 15:30
Since its inception a decade ago, Bizcommunity.com's subscriber base to its popular newsletters has grown to 241 000 subscriptions across Marketing & Media South Africa and Africa, Retail and Medical. Subscriptions to the new portals before the launch last week were already in the tens of thousands without any active marketing - the power of content.
By Robin Parker, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Sep 2011 14:10
South Africa's total entertainment and media (E&M) spending (advertising and end-user spend) increased by 21.1% in 2010, reaching R98 billion, according to a PwC South African entertainment and media 2011-2015 outlook released today, Thursday, 22 September 2011.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 22 Sep 2011 13:01
Electronics and electrical engineering giant Siemens is calling on all filmmakers worldwide to enter a video contest on Zooppa by submitting an HD short film of between 120 and 300 seconds by 30 September 2011 to stand a chance of winning US$15 000 (about R111 000). [video]
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 13 Sep 2011 10:11
Toby Shapshak is a widely respected journalist and editor. Apart from editing gadget magazine Stuff, which launched in South Africa under his editorship in November 2007 and has since seen excellence circulation growth, he is a columnist for The Times and a contributing editor for Business Day's Wanted magazine - and now he is also taking over from Kevin Fine as host of the weekly Biz Takeouts radio show.
By Herman Manson 7 Sep 2011 12:38
So, Bizcommunity.com is 10 years old - I find it hard to believe. It seems like only yesterday that one of its founders, Andre Rademan, phoned me to ask about using my scribblings on his new site. Just thinking of that day made me realise of how times have changed in the media and marketing world. [twitterfall]
By Chris Moerdyk 23 Aug 2011 09:49
The countdown has begun for the premier of "Jock", the huge-hearted, animated family film that rolls out the red carpet in two weeks. Percy FitzPatrick's classic story of the legendary Lowveld canine icon, Jock of the Bushveld, is now a plucky movie that isn't dependent on local box-office takings for financial success. What's more, it could give the local animation industry serious global bite and help set SA up as a hub for this burgeoning film sector.
By Mandy de Waal 11 Jul 2011 13:50
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