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CANAL+ Overseas to acquire majority stake in Thema distributers

Thu, 30 Oct 2014
 CANAL+ Overseas has signed an agreement with Thema, a company which distributes generalist, specia

Golding resigns from e.tv

Wed, 29 Oct 2014
 Following a dismissed appeal Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) chairman and e.tv CEO Marcel Gold

Thandeka Zwana appointed as business manager for Film Finances SA

Wed, 29 Oct 2014
 Film Finances South Africa announces the appointment of Thandeka Zwana as business manager in Johan

Golding claims HCI suspension is result of overriding political agenda

Fri, 24 Oct 2014
 In an affidavit lodged with the Cape Town Labour Court, Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) chai

Hosken Consolidated Investments suspends Marcel Golding

Thu, 23 Oct 2014
 On 22 October 2014, Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) announced the suspension of its executive

Times Media Films enters distribution deal with CodeBlack Films

Tue, 21 Oct 2014
 Lionsgate, Nu Metro, Ster-Kinekor, African-AmericanCodeBlack Films, a division of Lionsgate, has entered into an agreement with Times Media Films...

EVS announces interim CEO

Mon, 13 Oct 2014
 Muriel De Lathouwer has been appointed temporarily as president of the executive committee at EVS...

Ross Video opens EMEA headquarters at Pinewood Studios

Mon, 13 Oct 2014
 Production technology providers Ross Video announced the opening of the company’s latest facility in

Milk & Honey Films opens an office in Cape Town

Wed, 08 Oct 2014
 Milk & Honey Films – an international production services company – has opened their latest branch o

Tim Richards appointed as IBC chairman

Tue, 07 Oct 2014
 IBC has named Tim Richards as the next chairman of its Partnership Board...

DFO names first development programme grantees

Fri, 03 Oct 2014
 The Durban Film Office announced the first grantees of its Micro Budget and Development Fund Progr

PANA TV CEO leaves to set up African content distributor

Thu, 02 Oct 2014
 Mandy Roger recently left her position as CEO of PANA TV to launch an African content aggregating an

Sophie Turner Laing to head merged Endemol and Shine

Wed, 01 Oct 2014
 Former BSkyB managing director of content, Sophie Turner Laing, is to become chief executive of the

MMSV, SABC and Generations cast face off in rates dispute

Wed, 03 Sep 2014
 Tensions between Generations cast members, MMSV Productions and the SABC reached an all- time high

Rob Davies announces R1m incentive programme for emerging black filmmakers

Fri, 19 Sep 2014
 Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies announced a R1 million incentive programme for emerging bl

Warner Bros. Entertainment set to make major job cuts

Thu, 18 Sep 2014
 As part of a studio-wide cost-cutting move, Warner Bros. Entertainment is expected to cut almost 1 0

GFC appoints a new CEO

Wed, 17 Sep 2014
Andile Mbeki Andile Mbeki, an entrepreneur, youth activist and community leader has been appointed as CEO of the

Jerry Mofokeng appointed artistic director of PACOFS

Mon, 01 Sep 2014
 Jerry Mofokeng has been appointed as artistic director of the Performance Arts Centre of the Free St

Six companies merge to form “BIG”

Thu, 28 Aug 2014
 Orban, SCMS, DaySequerra, Jampro, StreamGuys and BW Broadcast are forming a partnership called Broad

ICASA releases new DTT regulations

Thu, 28 Aug 2014
 ICASA has released the Promotion of Diversity and Competition on Digital Terrestrial Television Re

MMVP Productions and SABC give their side to Generations saga

Fri, 22 Aug 2014
 On 22 August the SABC and MMVP Productions held a press conference about the show’s recent dispute w

Documentary filmmakers don’t understand SA’s copyright law

Wed, 20 Aug 2014
 A public briefing was held on 18 August in an attempt to better understand rights as users and creat

IDC, NFVF and DTI announce new fund to promote black filmmakers

Mon, 18 Aug 2014
 At a DFM press conference a new filmmaking finance mechanism, the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transfor

DA calls for focus on SA film industry

Thu, 14 Aug 2014
 The DA has called upon the South African Minister of Small Business, Lindiwe Zulu, to prioritise t

Rob Davies visits US to boost film industry support

Tue, 12 Aug 2014
 The Minister of Trade and Industry is currently in LA visiting major film studios in an attempt to p
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