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#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview
#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview

Bizcommunity invited contributors to join its vision for Africa (with over 230 industry trend contributions making up the 2019 report) at BizTrendsLIVE!, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City in Johannesburg on Thursday, 31 January.

By Jessica Tennant, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2019

The Girl from St Agnes is now streaming on Showmax
The Girl from St Agnes is now streaming on Showmax

You can now binge all eight episodes of The Girl from St Agnes, Showmax's critically acclaimed first Original Drama...

Issued by Showmax 1 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust
#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust

Jessica Tennant reports back on Charles Stuart's analysis of the annual 'Entertainment Media Outlook: An African Perspective', specifically with regard to three key trends in the entertainment and media space...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2019

Q& A with Dominee Tienie director Sallas De Jager
Q& A with Dominee Tienie director Sallas De Jager

Daniel Dercksen chats to producer-writer-director Sallas De Jager about Dominee Tienie, a new South African film that poignantly shows how true belief binds humanity...

By Daniel Dercksen 24 Jan 2019

RIP SJ Myeza
RIP SJ Myeza

UPDATE: 7Films has announced the details for SJ Myeza's memorial service...

22 Jan 2019

Kelly McGillivray, squad leader, theSQUAD Creative Event Management.
#BizTrends2019: 19 Event trends for 2019

Generally speaking event trends for 2019 are on two separate trajectories: mindfulness and technology. The most successful experiences will find ways to merge the two...

By Kelly McGillivray 21 Jan 2019

How the web was won!
How the web was won!

Bold new series from National Geographic - Valley of the Boom - delivers the drama of Silicon Valley's internet pioneers during the dot-com boom and bust...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 18 Jan 2019

On the humanisation of black stories in 2019
On the humanisation of black stories in 2019

As a consumer of local content in 2019, I am ready to see bodies of work that focus on the humanisation of black characters with well-rounded lives that are not solely centred around tried and tested concepts of tragedy, trauma and beating the odds...

By Rebone Masemola 15 Jan 2019

Acclaimed South African born stage director, Liesl Tommy.
South African stage director set to direct Aretha Franklin biopic

Acclaimed South African born stage director, Liesl Tommy, is set to direct Respect, a feature film based on the life of music icon Aretha Franklin...

11 Jan 2019

Google brings Home Alone back to life with new ad
Google brings Home Alone back to life with new ad

Google has released an ad for its Google Assistant titled Home Alone Again, featuring the original star of the classic Christmas movie Home Alone...

By Shereesa Moodley 24 Dec 2018

Improved protection for SA actors
Improved protection for SA actors

The National Assembly has approved redrafted versions of the Performers' Protection Amendment Bill, the Copyright Amendment Bill and the National Gambling Amendment Bill, says Parliament's spokesperson Moloto Mothapo...

7 Dec 2018

Unbox the festive season
Unbox the festive season

Festive goodwill is part and parcel of the holiday season and we're wrapping up our year with a hamper of promotional goodies...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Dec 2018

Wesgro and Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival offering free Filmmakers' Masterclass
Wesgro and Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival offering free Filmmakers' Masterclass

The Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival will offer a free Filmmakers' Masterclass this Wednesday, 5 December, to boost several initiatives to position Cape Town as a key film destination and location...

4 Dec 2018

Gray Hofmeyr on tragedy and comedy in Leon Schuster's Frank And Fearless
Gray Hofmeyr on tragedy and comedy in Leon Schuster's Frank And Fearless

Gray Hofmeyr, South Africa's celebrated writer, director and producer of feature films and television dramas is back in action as director and co-writer of Leon Schuster's Frank And Fearless...

By Daniel Dercksen 4 Dec 2018

Time to binge-watch
Time to binge-watch

The AFDA 2018 Graduation Festival concluded this weekend with the screenings of over 80 Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Masters films, documentaries, music videos and TV pilots, theatre plays, music performances and business launches...

Issued by AFDA 28 Nov 2018

Content deals for Africa at DISCOP Johannesburg
Content deals for Africa at DISCOP Johannesburg

DISCOP Johannesburg played host to 487 independent film, television, digital and animated content producers from 35 Sub-Saharan African countries...

22 Nov 2018

7 female-centric series awarded the ReFrame Stamp for TV
7 female-centric series awarded the ReFrame Stamp for TV

From SMILF and Grey's Anatomy to Insecure and The Bold Type, there are a number of shows on streaming services that were made by and for women...

Issued by Showmax 21 Nov 2018

Sew the Winter to My Skin, SA's official entry to the 91st Oscars
Sew the Winter to My Skin, SA's official entry to the 91st Oscars

South Africa's official entry to the 91st Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language category, is the acclaimed Sew the Winter to my Skin by filmmaker Jahmil X.T. Qubeka...

19 Nov 2018

Inaugural Africa Rising Film Fest to challenge old, embrace new
Inaugural Africa Rising Film Fest to challenge old, embrace new

The inaugural Africa Rising International Film Festival (Ariff) will be as part of the Global Festival Week in South Africa from 26-29 November 2018...

16 Nov 2018

#MyEscape.
Changing the narrative on migration through film

AfriDocs: Migrant stories changing the narrative on migration...

15 Nov 2018

How women in African film can achieve influence
How women in African film can achieve influence

The Ladima Foundation: women of influence panel discussion DISCOP Joburg...

14 Nov 2018

AFDA Port Elizabeth introduces new Higher Certificate course for 2019
AFDA Port Elizabeth introduces new Higher Certificate course for 2019

With a 65% matric pass rate in 2017 for the Eastern Cape, of which only 22.7% qualify with a Bachelor's Pass (standard university degree entrance), alternative options are important for school finishers looking to study further...

By Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 13 Nov 2018

Joburg Film Festival showcases African films
Joburg Film Festival showcases African films

Joburg Film Festival opened on Friday with Kenyan feature film, Rafiki...

12 Nov 2018

SA filmmakers win ADCAN Grand Prix award in LA
SA filmmakers win ADCAN Grand Prix award in LA

ADCAN is a UK/USA-based competition run annually for unsigned filmmakers around the world...

By Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 9 Nov 2018

Digital Lab Africa looking for content creators
Digital Lab Africa looking for content creators

The third edition of Digital Lab Africa will kick off at DISCOP Johannesburg this month and opportunities exist for participants in the field of digital content creation...

7 Nov 2018

#Newsmaker: Giant Films' Sam Coleman and A Guardian
#Newsmaker: Giant Films' Sam Coleman and A Guardian

Giant Films in collaboration with an international team of creatives recently completed an anti-poaching, 90-second film for Over and Above Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Nov 2018

Writer-director Jerome Pikwane on the films that shaped The Tokoloshe
Writer-director Jerome Pikwane on the films that shaped The Tokoloshe

Daniel Dercksen chats to writer-director Jerome Pikwane, a self-confessed cinephile who studied directing at the New York Film Academy about his supernatural thriller The Tokoloshe...

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Nov 2018

Safta-winning writer Neil McCarthy on writing a "mob comes to Mayfair" film
Safta-winning writer Neil McCarthy on writing a "mob comes to Mayfair" film

Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with Safta-winning writer Neil McCarthy on writing the screenplay for the gangster tale Mayfair...

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Nov 2018

Meet the 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winners
Meet the 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winners

The National Arts Festival (NAF) has unveiled the five recipients of the 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist Awards (SBYA)...

1 Nov 2018

Matli, in self-direction mode.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Mo Matli

This week, we go behind the selfie with Mo Matli, junior director at Fort Network...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Oct 2018

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