Business Policy/Legislation

Business Policy/Legislation

Wrestlers And Kids

The South African box office week of 21 to 27 March was dominated by former professional wrestler Dwayne The Rock Johnson and his family comedy, Game Plan. It made R3.6m in its opening week.

All3Media International takes key format brands to Nigeria

Independent distributor, All3Media International has concluded a number of significant deals in Africa...

GTV to expand investment in African Pay TV

The African pay-TV service GTV (Gateway TV) has expanded its total investment capital in African Pay TV to $200 million with a $35 million injection.

Canada introduces anti-camcorder law

Studio Briefing reports that a new law passed in the Canadian Parliament will impose jail sentences of between two and five years on anyone convicted of camcording films shown in cinemas.

RUSHWORKS appoints Zimele as Southern African distributor

RUSHWORKS has appointed Zimele Broadcasting Services(Pty), Ltd, as its distributor in the South African region...

Possible buyout of Primedia

Media group Primedia told Business Day on Wednesday 10 January that it had been approached by a consortium of investors wanting to buy it out. Based on a possible buyout, Primedia shares surged 15% higher at R23 on the JSE after the announcement. Its "N' shares were 11,1% higher at R22, valuing the group at R5,4bn.

SABC institutes legal proceedings against Motsoeneng, Aguma

The SABC has instituted legal proceedings to recover money from its former executives Hlaudi Motsoeneng and James Aguma...

Warner Bros. Entertainment set to make major job cuts

As part of a studio-wide cost-cutting move, Warner Bros. Entertainment is expected to cut almost 1 000 jobs worldwide...

Velocity Films enters BEE partnership

Velocity Films has entered into a BEE deal with Mamawood (Pty) Ltd, a company co owned by Oyama Mabandla, the Executive Chairman of corporate investment company the Langa Group and Vodacom, and Mrs Nthopele Mabandla.

DFO names first development programme grantees

The Durban Film Office announced the first grantees of its Micro Budget and Development Fund Programmes...
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