Film co’s big race day


Prolific South African producer Anant Singh and his company Videovision Entertainment (Yesterday, Mr Bones Franchise) have a high profile guest list for their 25th Annual Durban July Handicap event at the Sea Cottage Room at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday, 31 July.

Among the guests, who are drawn from the entertainment, business and government sectors, are actors Leon Schuster, Leleti Khumalo and Presley Chweneyagae; singing diva, Yvonne Chaka Chaka; CEO of the Playhouse Company, Linda Bukhosini; the KZNPO’s Bongani Tembe; award-winning film director, Junaid Ahmed, CEO of the National Film and Video Foundation, Eddie Mbalo; Managing Director of United International Pictures, Peter Dignan; Chairman of Investec Bank, Fani Titi; former president of the Durban Chamber of Commerce, Moses Tembe, Minister of Justice, Jeff Radebe;  Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Enver Surty and Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile; KZN MEC of Economic Development and Tourism, Mike Mabuyakulu and speaker of the eThekwini Council, James Nxumalo.

Meanwhile, Videovision Entertainment’s latest production, My Hunter’s Heart, will have its World Premiere at the Durban International Film Festival on Friday, 30 July. My Hunter’s Heart was directed by the acclaimed Foster Brothers and focuses on the plight of the Khomani San people. The screening will be attended by the guests attending the Durban July.

Says Singh: “We are delighted to be celebrating South Africa with our guests at our annual Durban July event. The July gives us an opportunity interact with our friends and associates on an informal level while enjoying the excitement of the country’s premier horse race. We also celebrate the life of master winemaker and passionate racing fan, Graham Beck who passed on in London today. He leaves an amazing legacy in South Africa and in the horseracing industry.’

This year, Videovision Entertainment will be celebrating South Africa with the dress code being Fashionably African and has arranged prizes for the Most Original / Outrageously Dressed Couple among its guests who stand a chance of winning Business Class tickets on Jet Airways to Mumbai, India; a weekend away at KWV’s Laborie Estate in Paarl and other prizes.


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