Pooling resources at Good Pitch²

SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE: Linda Krige writes. Seven documentary projects with strong social justice messages were pitched to an assembly of over a hundred organisations at the inaugural Good Pitch² at Atlas Studios in Johannesburg yesterday.

Changing their spots

A true labour of love, a trilogy of documentaries highlighting the plight of leopards in South Africa will shortly see the light of day after five years in the making...

The return of P2P

International documentary specialists such as acclaimed filmmakers Mads Brugger from Denmark, the DRC’s Djo Tunda Wa Munga and Belgian Manu Riche will participate at the 2013 edition of the biennial People to People (P2P) International Documentary Conference...

Woody Allen film to open Cannes Film Festival

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, with a high-wattage international cast featuring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard, will open the 64th Cannes Film Festival on 11 May. The pic was shot last year in Paris.

Writers strike back to stalemate

Last week’s cautious optimism about the possibility of an end to the now six-week long Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike has been dealt a blow...

Spring wins rights to Beukes’ novel

South African producer Helena Spring has been awarded the highly sought after film rights to Zoo City, the Sci-Fi "cyberpunk' thriller penned by South African author Lauren Beukes, who won the 2011 Arthur C Clarke award for best Science Fiction novel.

The NFVF 2015 box office report

As revealed in the annual NFVF box office report, 2015 was a remarkable year for the South African cinema industry...

The Girl shoots in Cape Town

British "It Girl’ Sienna Miller (Alfie, Casanova ) is in Cape Town shooting the UK TV movie, The Girl, a film that explores the relationship between the late iconic filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho, Rear Window) and his leading lady in films such as Marnie and The Birds, Tippi Hedren.

Krotoa impresses at local box office

The film, written by Kaye Ann Williams and Margaret Goldsmid, was created by a team of women, with filmmaker Roberta Durrant as director and producer...

MIPTV keynote speakers for Producers’ Forum

Rodolphe Belmer, COO, Canal+, and David Frank, CEO, Zodiak Media Group, will present keynotes on Monday 4 April, kicking off the MIPTV 2011 Producers' Forum. MIPTV runs from 4 to 7 April, in Cannes.
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