$250m Intelsat satellite for Africa

Intelsat and an investment group led by Convergence Partners said in a statement on Tuesday 9 December that the "Intelsat New Dawn" satellite...

SA docs shape up

Docusur International Documentary Film Festival, which took place in Tenerife, Spain. Docusur, which screens films made in Latin America, Africa, Spain and Asia, programmed a special South African section of 10 documentaries, covering a wide range of local directors.

Sony Pictures joins Nu Metro Home Entertainment line up

Nu Metro Home Entertainment which holds the licenses for five maor studios, has announced that it has also acquired Sony Pictures Home Entertainment under their prestigious studio slate as of 1 June 2009.

Finns keen on local films

Finland is not a film market one hears of very often but Cineuropa reports that box office figures for domestic films have grown more than 150% from 2009.

Countdown to 2013 Jozi Film Festival

About 80 submissions were received for this year’s Jozi Film Festival (JFF), which takes place from 15 to 17 February 2013...

Hollywood forges ahead

Despite all the haggling between the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Hollywood studios as represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers..

Aquavision purchases back Fox stake

After a three year relationship with Fox International Channels, Peter Lamberti, CEO of Aquavision TV Productions in Johannesburg...

Thomson Broadcast AG becomes Ampegon

With the official registration of the new brand "Ampegon' at the registration office in Baden, Switzerland the name change of the former Thomson Broadcast AG and its sister companies...

French film wins Palme d’Or

The Cannes Film Festival’s top honour, the Palme d’Or, was awarded to the French film, The Class, by the Sean Penn-headed international jury on 25 May. Benicio De Toro won best actor for Steven Soderbergh’s biopic Che, while Steve McQueen’s Hunger won best first feature.

“Elegy” selected for HBFF

The controversial South African short film, Paul van Zyl’s Elegy for a Revolution, has been officially selected for the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF), which takes place from...
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