Blackbelt TV celebrates a year on DStv

Hollywood producer and founder / CEO of Threshold Entertainment Group, Lawrence Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat; Mortal Kombat: Annihilation; Blue Steel; Strange Days), was in South Africa last month to celebrate Blackbelt TV’s first year on DStv, MultiChoice’s pan African satellite pay-TV platform...

Cannes Lions / Haymarket extend joint venture

Lions Festivals, organisers of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and Haymarket Media have announced an agreement in principle to extend their joint venture to run the Digital Media Awards for Asia. The partnership currently runs Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity and the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival (AMEs).

Meet the new head of SABC1

In March, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced a number of key appointments...

Billboard Music Awards on Channel O

Channel O has secured the rights to broadcast the 2012 Billboard Music Awards live for the first time in Africa. The annual industry event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada will be screened on Channel O (DStv channel 320) on Monday 21 May at 3am, with a repeat broadcast on Vuzu at 8.30pm.

Egoli and Binnelanders switch times

South Pay-TV channel M-Net’s long-running local soap, Egoli, which will come to an end in March next year, is to switch time slots with M-Net’s other local soap, Binnelanders.

Best Achievement in Sound – TV Comedy – SAFTAs 2015

Winner: ZANews: Puppet Nation: Lyle Bennet

SA film Kanyekanye wins award at prestigious international fest

South African film Kanyekanye has won the Audience Choice Award for the Best Short Film at the CineSud Short Film Festival in France...

Writing for documentaries

The Writers’ Guild of South Africa (WGSA) holds a Knowledge Sharing Session called Writing for Documentary: A Controversial Approach on Saturday 9 March at 10h30 at Big Fish School of Digital...

Film Talent Incubator candidates showcase their talent

Three of MultiChoice’s former Film Talent Incubator (FTI) candidates - Palesa Shongwe, Khanyisile Maimela and Tamandani Kapisa - were selected to showcase their work at the International Encounters Documentary film festival in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Into the Wild

Recreating the rest of Africa down here at the southern tip is common practice, but can cost quite a bit of dosh...
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