Challenges and opportunities for production studios

Screen Africa chats to Charlene Govender of Sasani Studios about how increased investment in local studios could influence the trajectory of the South African production industry

Welcome changes to South Africa’s IP exchange controls announced

Over the last five years, Webber Wentzel has collaborated with a number of industry stakeholders in ongoing engagements with the SARB and National Treasury to draw their attention to the unintended negative consequences of the IP exchange controls; and propose alternative, less restrictive approaches which would still achieve the relevant policy goals

NFVF celebrates the launch of the Eastern Cape Film Hub

Created through a collaboration between the NFVF, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation, the Eastern Cape Provincial Arts and Culture Council, and Cortex Hub, the Film Hub aims to provide local filmmakers, editors and digital entrepreneurs access to a shared workspace with high-speed internet and resources to help accelerate their passions

Inside the making of virtual reality film, Azibuye – The Occupation

The VR film 'Azibuye - The Occupation' follows the journey of two homeless people, in 360° view, as they take up residence in a vacant home in an affluent area in Johannesburg

Netflix announces first Nigerian original

On 27 February, Netflix announced that it will increase its investment in Nigeria’s creative community with the production of its first African original scripted series from Nigeria

SAFTAs14 returns to Johannesburg

After a two-year stint at Sun City in the North-West Province, the annual South African Film and Television Awards is returning to Johannesburg for its 14th edition, taking place on 27 and 28 March at the Sandton Convention Centre

The Three Wells of Screenwriting

Matthew Kalil is a writer, director and script editor who recently published The Three Wells of Screenwriting, a book hailed by Christopher Vogler as a “breakthrough in the craft.” Screen Africa caught up with Kalil to learn more about his background and what readers can expect from the book

Durban FilmMart to become an Independent Institute

The Durban FilmMart has announced that it will be established as an independent institute functioning as a Non-Profit Organisation ahead of its 11th edition in 2020

SAFTAs14 nominees

This year’s nominees reflect the best films and television shows to have graced our screens in 2019, including Poppie Nongena, Fiela se Kind, and Die Verhaal van Racheltjie de Beer

International motion picture studio MicInGrace launches in SA

MicInGrace Studios offers world-class production offices, comprehensive artist support with warehouses, make-up, star rooms, green rooms, wardrobe and all aspects of sound post-production
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