New board for Sentech

On 31 March, the Minister of Communications General (Ret) Siphiwe Nyanda announced the appointment of the following members to the board of directors of state signal distributor Sentech as non-executive directors:

Creative England outlines proposed film strategy for 2011-12

Creative England, the new body that will support the growth of the creative industries in England, has embarked upon its first stage of formation by outlining proposed strategic priorities for film for the first year of operation.

Critics choose Argo

Ben Affleck has reason to celebrate this weekend after he was honoured as Best Director at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on Thursday, 10 January, just days before the Golden Globes ceremony takes...

International film festival highlights Arab talent

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which runs from 5 to 15 September, features two films that have been financially supported by Enjaaz, the post-production and production funding support programme at the core of the Dubai Film Market...

SA family film wins international award

Feel-good South African film Felix has won the €7 500 award for Best Children’s Film at the 36th Lucas International Children’s Film Festival...

Global ad market returning to normal?

If you’ve earned profits of nearly $2bn for the period October to December 2009, which is what search engine and content aggregator Google has done, then it’s easy to conclude that the ad market might be getting back to what it was before the recession hit.

US production flows into UK

With South Africa constantly trying to attract foreign productions into the country comes the news that American projects have been flowing into Britain, taking advantage of the plunge of the pound against the dollar.

BET Awards introduces new fan-voted category

BET Awards’ season is underway! And for the first time ever, BET has introduced a new fan-voted award category...

Taiwan Film Festival 2009

East Asian films will again be screened in South Africa with the commencement of the Taiwan Film Festival 2009 on 11 September.

Avatar at R49.2m

Avatar might have dropped to second place on the South African box cinema circuit during the weekend of 12 to 14 February, but it still managed to rake in R2.1m, and after nine weeks of release.
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