Absolute Film Producing for South Africa workshop


South Africa is one of the most conducive environments for making a film right now. One problem is access to information, which this programme wishes to tackle. Presented in Rustenburg by filmmaker, Bonginhlanhla ‘Mr. B’ Ncube, ‘For filmmakers who want to tell our stories to the world’.

A first of its kind, the Absolute Film Producing in SA, a sub-workshop of the Skills QuickStart (QS) Programmes is designed to launch filmmakers into the business of making movies. This is a practical workshop that gives current and vital information required to pounce into action. The workshop also unpacks certain criterion that have often been made out to be impossible and too complex.
The programme deals with film producing from the development processes of acquiring the right story, securing a distributor or sales agent for your film through to financing it, marketing it and making the next one. The myths about the dti’s rebate and incentive schemes are unpacked making film financing an easy step by step process.

Who should attend?

Delivered in English to anyone with a dream of one day producing a movie for cinema or TV in South Africa. It is an advantage to have done a basic course or workshop in producing but it is not a pre-requisite, however, both Introductory and intermediate levels are a required for the advanced level.
The workshop serves a good starting point as well for any film school graduates as it unpacks the real world and gives them a quick launch into the industry.
Absolute Film Producing for South Africa Intermediate Level is on 11 and 12 June 2016.

About the Workshop Facilitator

Bonginhlanhla Ncube a.k.a “Mr. B’ is a renowned filmmaker who recently produced his action comedy flick, Safe Bet. He was awarded Best Producing for the international competition 48HFP for the short film, Wrong Call in 2010. He was later commissioned by Mnet to produce the TV movie 48 in 2011. 48 was a huge success and saw him travelling to Hollywood, Canada, France, Germany and Nigeria as the film collected some awards and received numerous nominations including the African Movie Academy Awards.
Mr. B is a four-time judge of the SAFTAs, he has also sat in the South African Oscar nomination panels and further ashore has been a judge at the Diversity in Cannes short film contest. He draws from a wealth of both expertise and experiences he has gathered in his filmmaking journey.

Workshops are in Rustenburg at Tshenolo Guest House. The total course fees are R 1,195.00. A deposit of R500 is required to secure space and balance paid on or before 31 May 2016.

For further information or to apply email qs@sukumamedia.co.za.

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Cera-Jane Catton is a writer and journalist with years of experience in community newspapers, blogging and freelance journalism. She has worked in a cache of capacities, often finding herself behind or in front of the cameras, intentionally and less so. She has been a stunt double in two Bollywood movies, has worked in various capacities on a number of natural history documentaries, and other international productions shot in South Africa. Cera is a former Screen Africa journalist.


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