Jessica Tennant
SOUTH AFRICA
#Newsmaker: SundanceTV Shorts winner recognised globally for zombie film

#Newsmaker: SundanceTV Shorts winner recognised globally for zombie film[Jessica Tennant] On her return from the Sundance Film Festival in London, where she premiered her award-winning short film Life's a Drag, Johannesburg-based filmmaker Kate D'hotman tells us what she learnt through the experience...

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Jessica Tennant
SOUTH AFRICA
#Newsmaker: Giant Films' Sam Coleman and A Guardian

#Newsmaker: Giant Films' Sam Coleman and A Guardian[Jessica Tennant] Giant Films in collaboration with an international team of creatives recently completed an anti-poaching, 90-second film for Over and Above Africa...

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Francois Rank
SOUTH AFRICA
A few PR lessons from the world's greatest anti-hero Deadpool

Screengrab from Deadpool 2 .
Screengrab from Deadpool 2 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D86RtevtfrA trailer]].
[Francois Rank] Francois Rank gives a few tips on how we as communications professionals can learn from how Deadpool 2 was marketed...

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Jessica Tennant
SOUTH AFRICA
#Newsmaker: Good Mourning, Ian Morgan

#Newsmaker: Good Mourning, Ian Morgan[Jessica Tennant] Jessica Tennant interviews Cape Town-based filmmaker Ian Morgan on his return from the Sundance Film Festival in London, where he premiered his award-winning short film Good Mourning...

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Julia Breakey
SOUTH AFRICA
Why is South Africa not watching South African movies?

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Image © – [[https://memeburn.com/2018/02/south-africa-movies-success/ Memeburn]]
[Julia Breakey] You hear it all the time (at least in the hipster parts of Cape Town): support local. Wear locally-made clothes, buy fruit and veg from your local vendors. Whether these efforts are helping is unclear, but one area it isn't? Local film...

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Julia Breakey
SOUTH AFRICA
And the Safta nominees are...

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Image credit: [[https://memeburn.com/2018/02/safta-12-nominees-inxeba-kalushi/ Memburn]]
[Julia Breakey] The South African Film and Television Awards (Safta) has announced its (very, very) long list of nominees, so buckle up, because here they are...

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Quinton Lavery
SOUTH AFRICA
Reap the benefits of sending your music videos to film festivals

Jesse Clegg fest master.
Jesse Clegg fest master.
[Quinton Lavery] 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...

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Motheo Matsau
SOUTH AFRICA
The power of cinema advertising: A big screen with a captivated audience

The power of cinema advertising: A big screen with a captivated audience
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[Motheo Matsau] 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...

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Juanita Pienaar
SOUTH AFRICA
Swift: 78% of women in the film/TV industry victims of discrimination

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The Swift team © [[https://www.facebook.com/WomenMakingFilmsSA/ Swift Facebook page]]
[Juanita Pienaar] A new report being prepared by women working in film and television in SA has revealed shocking findings at the Durban International Film Festival...

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Wanda Matandela
SOUTH AFRICA
Shared value required to grow SA film sector

Shared value required to grow SA film sector[Wanda Matandela] 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...

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Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
SA filmmakers show their class

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[Danette Breitenbach] 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...

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Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
To vape or not to vape

To vape or not to vape[Danette Breitenbach] 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...

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Louise Marsland
SOUTH AFRICA
[NewsMaker] Nitesh Matai - GM at Nu Metro Cinemas

[NewsMaker] Nitesh Matai - GM at Nu Metro Cinemas[Louise Marsland] Nu Metro Cinemas has a new general manager in Nitesh Matai, who was promoted from marketing executive in December...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Same movie theatre, new alternative content

Same movie theatre, new alternative content[Leigh Andrews] The early bird catches the worm - and so, the early adopter of live cinema captures an immersed audience, explains Lola Gallant, Brand Manager of Cinema Nouveau/SK Select...

Posted 4 years ago | Like
Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Event cinema: bringing global theatre to local screens

Event cinema: bringing global theatre to local screens[Leigh Andrews] You no longer have to fork over enough for a hefty return air ticket to absorb the best of British theatre - all you need is popcorn and a seat at your nearest Cinema Nouveau...

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Rod Baker
SOUTH AFRICA
Mandela movie a hit

Mandela movie a hit[Rod Baker] 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.

Posted 5 years ago | Like
Warwick Allan
SOUTH AFRICA
The art of grading - movie-making's silver lining

The art of grading - movie-making's silver lining[Warwick Allan] 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.

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Anton Harber
SOUTH AFRICA
The censorship of crudity and the crudity of censorship

Anton Harber[Anton Harber] 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.

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Rod Baker
SOUTH AFRICA
FPB gets bad report

FPB gets bad report[Rod Baker] 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.

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Charles Siboto
SOUTH AFRICA
The nerds are taking over

The nerds are taking over[Charles Siboto] 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.

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