Afrikaans musical’s box office records

Released at the South African cinema circuit on 19 November, the new Afrikaans language musical, Liefling, had the best opening weekend of any Afrikaans film released since 1980.

Pink Panther scores!

If there are any fans out there of the Pink Panther (no, not the films starring the late great Peter Sellers, but the stylish, sophisticated and very pink animated character that graced the title sequences of these films), here is some good news.

Public Protector, leaks and Sanef

Business Day reports that the office of the Public Protector is concerned with the growing trend of its "provisional reports’ being leaked to the media and published.

Mummies and knights

Will Hollywood ever stop with the sequels? Apparently not, as long as there are respectable box office returns, as with Mummy 3, which took R2.2m in its first week at the South African box office.

Panda finalists announced

Two South African productions feature in the finalist list of the prestigious wildlife/environmental awards, the Pandas, presented by the Wildscreen Festival.

Calls for Rotterdam film fest

The 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam takes place from 22 January to 2 February 2014 and is calling for entries. Submission to the festival is...

SAFTA winners’ celebratory dinner

SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE: Winners of the 2013 SAFTAs (South Africa Film and Television Awards) were treated to a gala celebratory dinner held at Summer Place, Johannesburg, on 19 April...

Jock – king of the box office!

A small South African animated pooch, Jock of the Bushveld, blitzed the local box office in his opening week.

Romanian film wins Palme d’Or

A film which explores issues of abortion and repression in 1980s communist Romania has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Hollywood stars at MTV Movie Awards

MTV has announced the first line up of presenters for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, which includes Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg. The awards will take place on Sunday 3 June at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California and will be broadcast on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on Monday 4 June at 9pm CAT.
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