• Submit news
  • Advertise & rates
  • Contact us
Advertise with us
Advertise & RatesMy Account
Company press officeList company
Recruitment packagesSubmit job ad
Download ratecard
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,...

Ster-Kinekor completes digital conversion at all sites

Ster-Kinekor Theatres has completed the digital conversion at more than 400 cinema screens countrywide to give audiences the best possible movie viewing experience. Another first was the national release of the latest Marvel blockbuster, Thor: The Dark World only in digital format. It is the...

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...

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...

Brother extends ad campaign to cinema

Brother International Corporation has extended its ad campaign to cinema. The company chose cinema because of its value for money and the large volume of exposure that it offered to the brand. The cinema platform ensured that the company targeted a specific audience at a very specific time of the...

Valentine Day's special, second Jozi Film Festival

Valentine lovers of a different sort can watch True Romance at the Bioscope Independent Cinema at 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg on Thursday 14 February. The second annual Jozi Film Festival will be screened this weekend, 15-17 February 2013, showcasing the latest films made by Johannesburg and...

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...

Liqui-fruit extends its ad campaign to big screen

The current Liqui-fruit ad campaign has been extended to the cinema through Cinemark. It has been proven that the addition of cinema to a television campaign increases overall noting levels of the commercial, indicative of the impact factor that the cinema environment provides. By targeting the...

Cinema AdSpend data suspended

Nielsen, CineMark and Popcorn recently met to find possible solutions to the industry concerns surrounding the Cinema AdSpend data. Following discussions, a consensus was reached to discontinue supplying the media industry and its stakeholders with this data with immediate effect and until further...

Cannes Lions 2012 winners showreel

The Cannes Lions Showreel will be released by Cinemark (the local Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity representative) at Rosebank Nouveau (Johannesburg), Cavendish Nouveau (Cape Town) and Gateway Nouveau (Durban), on 28 November at 9:30am and 29 November at 5:15pm. Tickets cost R10...

'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...

Use Facebook to book the movies

Ster-Kinekor Theatres has launched a convenient booking application on Facebook, which allows users to view movies currently on circuit at the exhibitor. They can then seamlessly book tickets for their selected movie directly from Facebook, without having to log onto another site. The chain plans...

CineCentre accepting debit cards

The third largest cinema group in South Africa, Avalon, has announced that online or call centre bookings for its CineCentre venues can be made using a debit card, provided it is a PIN-based debit card with Standard Bank or Nedbank and uses a South African cellphone linked to Vodacom or MTN.

RealD expands in Nu Metro cinemas

The US system RealD has signed an amended agreement with Nu Metro Cinemas to install 100 RealD 3D cinema systems countrywide. The cinema chain currently has 44 auditoriums equipped with the technology and plans to install a further 41 systems in the immediate future. Additional installations will...

Back by popular demand, A Million Colours

Following a successful TV release in Canada and two film festivals this month in Dublin and San Francisco, the South African film, A Million Colours, returns to the Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank, Johannesburg from 13 July 2012....

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...

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)....

Self-service counters at Brooklyn Nouveau

Ster-Kinekor has launched self-service counters at the Brooklyn Nouveau in Pretoria. This self-service food and drink boutique is meant to be in line with customers' needs, as taken from extensive research by the group. "We felt that the current method of service delivery could be enhanced,"...

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...

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...

Best of Encounters starts with Oscar-nominated film

On the last Wednesday of every month, The Best of Encounters will showcase outstanding documentary films, specially selected from previous festivals at both The Bioscope in Johannesburg and the Labia on Orange Street in Cape Town. For its first screening, it will show the Oscar-nominated...

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,...

Chinese scam aimed at SA production companies

A South African producer, Cindy Maciver of the Picture House, has uncovered a scam aimed at production houses in South Africa, coming out of China. Reminiscent of Nigerian frauds, the producers are asked to come to China to sign contracts to produce TV episodes on South Africa. The two unfortunate...

More on 'Every Human Has Rights' online film festival

The Tri Continental Film Festival is divided into three categories; the right to a greener planet, the right to security; and stand up and be counted. Included in the catalogue is Amnesty International Human Rights Film Festival 2011 Best Film award and London International Documentary Film Festival...

[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows

In case you're wondering what's been happening with the Bizcommunity/Chai FM Media & Marketing radio show this month of October 2011, since Chai FM is a Jewish community radio station and this is the month of various Jewish high holy days (Rosh Hashanah/New Year, Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement and...

Jock of the Bushveld tie-ins from Penguin

In July 2011, 'Jock of the Bushveld', Duncan MacNeillie's full-length 3D animated feature film will be released on South African screens. Penguin Books is publishing a series of film tie-in editions for children to take home and enjoy after seeing the movie. This includes a sticker book, colouring...

Indie cinema house celebrates 1st birthday, awards most-attended film

In celebration of its first birthday, Johannesburg independent cinema house The Bioscope awarded Adi Loveland its own 'Golden Palm' for his film, 'Unhinged: surviving Jo'burg', which was its most-attended film over the year. The cinema also began its Encounters Documentary Film Fest, which runs...

Celebrating first year at The Bioscope

In celebration of its first birthday on Wednesday, 8 June 2011, The Bioscope Independent Cinema in downtown Johannesburg will have a birthday bash on the day, screen a selection of its favourite films from the last year, have monthly events in the first two weeks of June and host the Encounters...

Submit news