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Generations: Cast underpaid?

According to Generations producer, Friedrich Stark, reports Mail & Guardian, the show's actors' salaries average R55,000 a month. In their press statement, the fired actors' said, "We live in a country that is notorious for artists living and dying in a state of poverty, tragically, never managing...

ABN Productions appoints new head

From January 2014, Alexander Leibner is the new head of events company, ABN Productions. The company starts the year with a Brand SA 'Thought Leadership Breakfast', ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, setting the tone for further premium events in 2014. Leibner has more than...

New integrated through-the-line campaign for Hungry Lion

Digital marketing agency, Quirk, has created a new integrated through-the-line campaign for Hungry Lion. The Hungry Lion manifesto, 'We believe in more. more for every man and woman, more for Mzanzi and more for you - because you deserve it,' was brought to life in a big TV commercial, directed...

Long Walk to Freedom pips Hollywood blockbusters

The film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, has out grossed several box office favourites to come out as the highest grossing film in South Africa, earning R4,431,228 this past opening weekend. It outperformed opening weekend box office earnings of some of the biggest studio films of the year,...

Business Partners to fund Triggerfish films

Business Partners Venture Fund will fund the development of the first two of five films from the Cape Town animation studios, Triggerfish, following its success with Adventures in Zambezia (Sony International Acquisitions) and Khumba (Millennium Entertainment). Two of the films announced to go...

Leave your tribute to AdVantage magazine

On Tuesday, 2 July 2013, AdVantage Magazine announced that after 20 years of covering the South African media, marketing and advertising industry, final edition had been sent to the printers. We at Bizcommunity invite you to honour this iconic industry print title - and our now former media partner...

Applications for Tierney Fellowship close on Friday

The Market Photo Workshop reminds all photographers that applications for the 2013 Tierney Fellowship close on Friday, 3 May 2013. Applicants are encouraged to contact Bekie Ntini on +27 11 834 1444 with any queries. For more, go to www.tierneyfellowship.org or www.marketphotoworkshop.co.za....

White Picket Fence Project excels

The White Picket Fence Project has recently been accepted into the Rolling Film Festival in Kosovo, The Big Muddy Film Festival in Illinois, The American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs (4-8 April) and, most recently, The United Film Festival in Los Angeles (26 April-2 May at the Los...

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch Bizcommunity.com's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

South African film students visit Berlin film festival

With thanks to the NFVF, Siphiwe Linda will be attending the Berlin Film Mart, after having submitted his film Basotho Blankets produced by Little Pond and funded by the NLDTF, alongside Khululekile Banzi, whose film African Negroes was funded by the DSTV Grooming Exceptional Talent Programme. He...

Finalists in countdown to MTV Base VJ Search

MTV Base VJ Search has selected its three finalists. They are Naledi Radebe (21), Nomzamo Mbatha (22) and Nomuzi Mabena (19), who will appear on camera as they get a makeover and record an episode of the Official African Chart for MTV Base and a TV clip for Club 808. Viewers on DStv Channel 322 and...

'Sex Actually' festival unpacks provocative South African cinema

From Friday 24 August until Sunday 26 August 2012, the Bioscope Independent Cinema, in partnership with the Drama for Life, will screen the 'Sex Actually' festival, a selection of films that explore the role of sex in cinema. Through a series of films ranging from the 1970s to the present, the...

Getty Images adds M-Net pics

Gallo Images, which represents Getty Images in sub-Saharan Africa, now offers M-Net's video clip debut, which was shot in Madagascar, Maldives, Kenya, Namibia and South Africa. The locations and aerial, underwater, wildlife, landscape and sunset shots have a broad range of conceptual and...

SA makes NYF International Advertising Awards shortlist

The Jupiter Drawing Room (Utopia) has ensured South Africa a spot in the 2012 NYF International Advertising Awards shortlist for its BirdLife SOS Festival poster campaign (Save Our Seabirds) in the environmental issues category. Apart from being awarded In-Book status last week at the 50th D&AD...

South African actress in Ron Howard film

A new Ron Howard film, scheduled for release in early 2013, stars South African born Vanessa Zachos, acting opposite Chris Hemsworth (Thor and Avengers). The film, Rush, a Peter Morgan screenplay, recounts the 1976 rivalry between British Formula 1 driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Austrian...

Clinton Marius back with new radio soapie

Capitalising on the success of the radio soapie, Lollipop Lane, broadcast daily for four years, local award-winning writer Clinton Marius, returns with, Eh Heh, a comedy serial set in a hair and beauty salon. Producer and co-writer Zookey, who has her own show on Gagasi FM, has a team of...

Media@SAfm to highlight MTN Radio Award winners, City Press's 30th anniversary
Media@SAfm to highlight MTN Radio Award winners, City Press's 30th anniversary

This Sunday, 15 April 2012, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide, will include:Celebrating with some of the big winners at the MTN Radio Awards and an analysis of the overall standard of the entries from convenor of judges Lance Rothschild (@lancerza)....

Jameson First Shot winner leaves this week for Hollywood

Alan Shelley, the African winner for the Trigger Street Productions and Jameson First Shot Scriptwriting Competition, leaves for Los Angeles on 15 March 2012. As a 26-year-old scriptwriter, director, editor and vfx supervisor from Cape Town, he will be representing South Africa in the finals of the...

SMS code unlocks Le Good Life

JC Le Roux offers purchasers an exclusive, unreleased new single, Le Good Life from GoodLuck through a unique code printed on neck tags in participating stores or by liking its Le Good Life page on Facebook. Selected bottles will also have a limited-edition flash drive attached, containing a link to...

Enjoy two German art films at Design Indaba Filmfest

As part of the Design Indaba Film Festival, which opened at the Labia on Orange cinema on 19 February 2012, the Goethe-Institut will present Werner Herzog's latest documentary The Cave of Forgotten Dreams, in 3D on 4 March 2012 and Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow about German artist Anselm Kiefer...

Submission deadline for Durban FilmMart project extended

The deadline for submissions for the Durban FilmMart project has been extended to 29 February 2012, at the request of African filmmakers currently busy at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam and Berlinale Film Festival. Ten fiction projects and 10 documentary projects will be selected for...

Cape Town socialites host MTV show

Cape Town socialites, Liz Stone and Elena Pappas, will host the new season of the MTV show, My Super Sweet World Class, starting on DStv Channel 321 at 11pm on Sunday, 19 February 2012. 'A Magical Garden of Eden' is the theme they chose for their party, with the help of party planner Tam Lederly,...

Two subscription brands from Getty Images in SA

Gallo Images has announced it now exclusively represents two of the world's leading creative subscription brands by Getty Images; iStockphoto and Thinkstock. The licences include use by all industries, including the pharmaceutical and health-related sectors, and allow for larger print runs of up to...

Sunday's lineup for Media@SAfm show
Sunday's lineup for Media@SAfm show

This Sunday, 12 February 2012, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide, will include:Round Table discussion on ethics of journalism, following the "brown envelope scandal" in the Western Cape regarding alleged bribery of journalists by Ibrahim Rasool's...

5FM host adds TV to repertoire
5FM host adds TV to repertoire

Dineo Lusenga, who hosts the 1am-4am weekend slot on 5FM, makes her first appearance on TV, as she hosts a 13-episode youth-orientated talk show 'Ek Se Lalela' on Mondays from 5-5.30pm on SABC 1. Described as 'edutainment', the show will cover a variety of topics pertinent to aspiring young people...

Merit only rewards Big Break Legacy winner
Merit only rewards Big Break Legacy winner

Commenting on social media chatter, Ezra Ndwandwe, entrepreneur and creator of the Big Break Legacy reality TV show, says the winner of the R5million prize will be determined by merit, not race, gender or cultural background. Ndwandwe says entrepreneurship is colour-blind and the best ideas that are...

M-Net soapie features Drum editor

The M-Net soap, The Wild, will feature Drum magazine editor, Makhosazana Zwane-Siguqa (Khosi) as herself in a cameo appearance on 18 and 19 January 2012. Without giving away any of the storyline, it involves a wedding and viewers will have a chance to get to know a little bit about the editor. The...

Free public download of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 beta

Available for Windows and Mac as a free public download from Adobe Labs, Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution helping amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase their images. Lightroom 4 beta is a preview of new features and...

Sound On Screen Music Film Festival opens this week

The Sound on Screen Music Film Festival opens on Friday, 2 December 2011, at the Labia Theatre, 68 Orange Street, Gardens in Cape Town until 9 December. It goes online on 10 December. It is described as South Africa's first dedicated music-themed film festival, which will include documentaries,...

Muvhango to run cast auditions
Muvhango to run cast auditions

Word of Mouth pictures will be running auditions in search of talent for SABC 2'S Muvhango. The venues and dates of the auditions are: Lesotho (28 November) - Lesotho Sun Conference Centre ( Hilton Road; Maseru); Bloemfontein (29 November) - Pacofs (12 First Avenue; Westdene Side; Bloemfontein) and...

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