Internet TV service coming from Skype founders

Internet TV in high definition quality is about to happen. Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, the founders of IP-telephony company Skype, will soon begin offering a worldwide Internet TV service, according to an article in the "Financial Times.'

Gauteng Film Commission launches new marketing drive

The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) has launched a new marketing campaign to promote the province as a production hub of choice. The campaign, launched under the sassy slogan of "Big ideas, Perfect locations', seeks to reinforce the province as a mature international film centre; one where the creative ideas are as big as the mine-dumps, and the weather and locations perfectly pitched, year-round.

Film on Samora Machel

Fifteen years after their groundbreaking Zimbabwean feature film 'Neria', Producers John and Louise Riber team up again with actress/producer Jesesi Mungoshi and scriptwriter Mosco Kamwendo (of JM Productions - Zimbabwe) to develop a feature film on the life of Mozambique’s liberator, Samora Machel.

Shooting in Cape Town warning

The Cape Film Commission has issued the following information regarding events and closures which will happen in Cape Town over the Festive period.

MIPTV keynote speaker announced

Reed MIDEM today announces that Gerhard Zeiler, Chief Executive Officer of leading European entertainment network, RTL Group, will give a keynote speech at MIPTV/MILIA 2007.

Global broadcast and media technology industry experiences 40% profit growth

Broadcast and media technology suppliers in Europe and North America are experiencing a 40% year on year profit growth according to the Q3 Industry Index published by the IABM, the organisation that represents broadcast and media technology suppliers worldwide, with European manufacturers revealing better return on sales figures than their North American counterparts over the period.

Moneypenny Services contracted for feature

Moneypenny Services, a niche financial service provider to the film and entertainment industry, has been contracted to handle the payroll on the independent film,The Bird Can’t Fly, which is being filmed in Atlantis, just outside Cape Town in South Africa.

SA animated movie to compete in Hollywood

It’s a green light for the first South African animated full feature movie - KALAHARI. It will be produced locally by an all South African production team. The humorous, heart warming movie is set to be released internationally by a major US distributor and will compete against Hollywood studios with box office hits like "Nemo', "Shrek', "Over the Hedge' and "Ice Age'.

Durban gets scriptwriter’s lab

The Durban Film Office (DFO) together with the KwaZulu Natal Department of Economic Development, the MAPPP SETA and the South African Scriptwriting Institute, will officially launched the Durban Scriptwriter’s Lab.

Durban gets to savour “Bunny Chow’

The award-winning South African film "Bunny Chow’ had its Kwa Zulu Natal premiere at the Kwa Mashu Film Festival on Friday, 8 December. Director John Barker and three of the movie's stars, David Kibuuka, Joey Rasdien and Kagiso Lediga attended the screening.
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