BAFTA Rising Star nominees

Gemma Arterton (Tamara Drewe, Quantum of Solace), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Tom Hardy (Inception, Never Let Me Go), Aaron Johnson (Nowhere Boy), and Emma Stone ..

Broadcaster CSI project gives back

M-Net Cares along with DaVinci Hotel and Suites and The Michelangelo Hotel, have unveiled new facilities at Tshedimoso Home Based Care Project in Braamfischerville, Soweto.

Arab Spring focus at Ismailia film fest

The 15th edition of the Ismailia International Festival for Documentary and Short Films will take place in Ismailia, Egypt from 23 to 28 June. The festival’s mission is to promote intercultural dialogue for a deeper understanding of others by presenting creative works to the audience and encouraging filmmakers of documentary and short films.

Government one of SABC’s biggest debtors

It has emerged that the government is one of the SABC’s biggest debtors according to a report by the Sunday Times (2 August). National and provincial government departments owe the SABC more than R300m in advertising fees.

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.

CaratSA appoints new Joburg MD

CaratSA has announced the appointment of Sean Donnelly as head of its Johannesburg office from 1 April.

Cops evict suspended Services SETA CEO

Disagreeing with a Minister in South Africa can not only get you suspended, it can also apparently result in a police eviction. Business Live reports that on 12 April Ivor Blumenthal, CEO of the Services Sector Education Training Authority (SETA), was suspended and then evicted from his office when newly appointed chairperson of the Services SETA, Sihle Moon, arrived with a police escort.

New SA film in Top 8

The new South African film, The Race-ist, was released on the local cinema circuit on 2 April and made R136,431 in its opening weekend.

Former Big Fish students at Berlinale

Two former students of the Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking in South Africa have been invited to participate in the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), which runs from 7 to 17 February in...

Africa’s largest advanced technology trade show

Mediatech Africa boasted over 6,700 visitors at its previous show in 2009, making it Africa's largest advanced technology trade exhibition.
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