MIPCOM keynote speaker – Viacom’s Philippe Dauman

Philippe Dauman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom Inc, is to give a keynote at the upcoming MIPCOM..

Analogue TV in US to become redundant in 2009

Some lawmakers are worried that too few Americans know that the analogue TVs they have used for years could become "big cathode-ray paperweights' after 18 February 2009, when broadcasters shut off their analog signals, according to a Hollywood Reporter/ Reuters story.

Catalogue of Gauteng content

Recently completed and independently owned Gauteng-produced content, with a specific slant towards the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, will be featured in the Gauteng Film Commission’s (GFC) 2010 Gauteng Catalogue.

MMA responds to ANCYL Media24 boycott call

William Bird of Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) has issued the following statement in response to the ANC Youth League’s call for a boycott on Media 24 for its reporting on League leader Julius Malema as well as the ANC-led government.

Matla 3-D film lab at DUT

South African Innovation company Matla is launching the country’s first 3-D film lab at the Durban University of Technology on 26 May. State of the art equipment and expertise from the Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan will be introduced to South Africa and a 3-D training centre and production lab established.

3D Tops Box Office Again

After three weeks of release A Christmas Carol (including 3D) has finally made it to the top of the South African box office, bumping previous topper, Michael Jackson:

ZIFF announces 2016 workshop programme

Every year ZIFF hosts a series of workshops aimed at supporting and developing the talents of young filmmakers, especially those from East Africa...

No Oscar Nod for Moore

Capitalism: A Love Story, the latest film by one-time Oscar darling, Michael Moore (Farenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine)

Countdown to Toronto

Four South African films have been selected for the 36th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. They are Oliver Hermanus’ Cannes-buzz garnering Skoonheid, Darrell James Roodt’s Winnie Mandela biopic, Winnie, Akin Omotoso’s Man on Ground and Avie Luthra’s Lucky.

Internet TV service coming from Skype founders

Internet TV in high definition quality is about to happen. Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, the founders of IP-telephony company Skype, will soon begin offering a worldwide Internet TV service, according to an article in the "Financial Times.'
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